Fishing

In Mid November 2018, we stocked the lake with 300 Walleye 6-8 inches, 175 Yellow Perch 4-6 inches, 175 Crappie 4-6 inches. We still have a good population of gizzard shad to feed the bass and walleye population.

Good luck during this 2019 fishing season here at Silver Lake. It should be a good one!

Please remember, there is still an overpopulation of carp, bluegill, and channel catfish as well as evidence of white perch, all of which should not be released back into the lake. Your cooperation in this will be very much appreciated!

Fishing Limits

Walleye – 15″ 2 per person
Northern Pike Catch and release all
Bass – up to 14″ Five per person
Bass – 14″ to 18″ Catch and release all
Bass – over 18″ Keeping is optional/release is preferred
Small Mouth Bass Any size MUST be released

Fishing Key Program

Extended Hours Fishing Key Program

Keys go on sale on or about May 15 each year and stay on sale until the following May 15th. Each key is $10.

The issued key allows anglers access to the gates, the fishing box, the Jon boats and restrooms. Lot Owners who wish to participate shall be:

  1. Lot owner or household family member over the age of 18 with written authorization of the Lot Owner to SLE and
  2. Prepare and submit a written application to the Park Management and
  3. Pay the non-refundable annual fee of $10 (in addition to the lake assessment.)

Lot owners and family members designated by the lot owner who are accepted into the Extended Hour Fishing Key Program shall

  1. Be entitled to fish during the extended hours of 5AM to 10PM (from a boat)
  2. Be given a key to the boathouse deck, the row boats and related equipment for fishing purposes only,
  3. Be required to sign in at the boathouse
  4. Be subject to having privileges under the Extended Hours program revoked without refund if, in the sole discretion of the Park Management said participant is determined to have violated special privileges. Use of keys for access to boats and lockers will be suspended if there is a violation of the Honor System (selling or loaning the key, copying the key, etc.)

Rules & Regulations

  1. No shore fishing is permitted, except from the Fishing Dock at the south end of the Boathouse.
  2. There is no limit on pan fish, except as otherwise posted at the Boathouse.
  3. Lot Owners who wish to participate in the Extended Hours Fishing Program shall be: (1) a lot owner or household family member over the age of 18 with written authorization of the Lot Owner to SLE and (2) prepare and submit a written application to Park Management and (3) pay a non-refundable annual fee of (in addition to the Lake assessment).
  4. Lot Owners and family members designated by the lot owner who are accepted into the Extended Hours Fishing Program shall (1) be entitled to fish during the extended hours of 5 AM to 10 PM (from a boat) from March 1 through December 1 each year (2) be given a key to the Boathouse deck, the row boats and related equipment for fishing purposes only; (3) be required to sign-in at the Boathouse whenever fishing during the hours that the Park is closed (4) be subject to having privileges under the Hours fishing program revoked without refund if, in the sole discretion of the Park Management said participant is determined to have violated this special privileges . Use of keys for access to boats and lockers will be suspended if there is a violation of the ‘honor system’ (selling or loaning the key to others, making a copy of the key, etc.).
  5. No fishing after 9 PM at the Fishing Dock.