Silver Lake (Worth)

General Information

County: Worth
Location: 10 miles west, 3 1/2 miles north of Northwood
Acres: 316.00
Maximum Depth: 6 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Rice Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Silver Lake (Worth) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Ice conditions are improving across northern Iowa. Use a spud bar and/or drill test holes when using this early season ice.
The winter aeration system is in operation for the season.
Bluegill - Fair: The water clarity has been good, so fish low light periods with small ice jigs and insect larvae.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous, except for boundary lakes
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Except for border lakes
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Bluegill angling will be excellent in May and June. Bluegill from 8- to 10-inches are plentiful. Yellow perch will be caught in good numbers, especially late summer through fall. Find a healthy largemouth bass population with abundant 12- to 16-inch fish.(2017)

Contacts

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.