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west edge of Lake Park
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Silver Lake.
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Most small to medium area lakes have completely frozen over. Most large lakes are at least partially frozen over. No lakes currently offer safe ice for ice fishing. Area lake levels are currently low. The extended forecast calls for cooler temperatures which should steadily form ice.
The walleye bite has picked up as water temperatures cool.
Walleye - Good: Try spinners, crankbaits and long and shallow shad raps.
Source: Iowa DNR
Anglers will continue to enjoy another excellent season with good numbers of 14- to 17-inch walleye to provide plenty opportunities for consistent fishing during the upcoming 2017 season. Anglers will also note the influx of small walleye in the catch that with continued good growth, will sustain the walleye fishery in the next few years. Panfish anglers should approach the fishery with guarded optimism during 2017. Silver Lake anglers fishing the submerged shoreline timber in April through May will harvest bluegill and black crappie. Persistence and patience will produce nice catches of angler acceptable size black crappie and bluegill. Anglers will continue to catch the occasional large yellow perch approaching 12 inches. Catfish will continue to provide ample opportunities for anglers during the 2017 season. Anglers will be quite satisfied as numbers of large angler acceptable sized catfish will comprise the majority of the catch. Bullhead anglers will continue to “fill the bucket” at Silver Lake with good numbers of large plump fish that will provide quality angling during 2017. (2017)
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