Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
MN_Fisherman

Fishing In Silver Lake

Recommended Posts

MN_Fisherman    0
MN_Fisherman

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. I usually fish in Chester Woods and near Fishermans Inn. However I've heard good things about Silver Lake, mainly about Carp and Crappie. From just driving by Silver Lake during Spring and Summer it is packed with people. What are some good fishing spots from shore that are quiet? Meaning not alot of people around?

I usually drive so directions to the fishing locations and parking would be much appreciated. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dan Thiem    0
Dan Thiem

Welcome aboard MnFish! Glad to have ya.

Silver Lake? There aint no fish in there! smirk.gif Just kidding!

Last weekend we were out there for one of Tyler's UPLR events. That was only the second time I've fished it for over 20 years. But, it was pretty good. We were along the east side. Around the stone arch bridges. Lots of little sunnies and a few small crappies. Once in a while an accidental bass too! blush.gif

There has been numerous reports of huge bass and even some reports of big northerns in there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm    0
Tyler Holm

MN Fisherman,

Welcome to FM and HotSpotOutoors.com

Silver Lake is packed with fish. Maybe not your best dinner fare, but the fish are there. I've seen the DNR netting reports and if I remember correctly Silver Lake has one of the highest concentrations of crappies in our county. And yes there carp are plentiful as well. Hundreds upon hundreds.

Dan had some good advice. The stone arch bridges consistently hold fish. Try a minnow 2' under a small float, or a small piece of crawler or waxie. For some reason I've done better on live bait.

For carp, you can't go wrong with whole kernel sweet corn on the bottom. #4 hook and a slip weight is what I prefer on 8-12# mono.

There are fish to be caught in several areas on Silver Lake. Go exploring! Let us know how you do. The warm water discharge from the coal plant is another option, and there are a few areas around the 7th st bridge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
87clam    0
87clam

The bridge that crosses from the Fire hall on the east side fish next to the pillars for some good white crappie action. Plus the river that runs behind silver lake pool is a hot spot for early season Northerns. Plus I've caught alot of crappie and bass behind the civic center. For carp good old chunk of bread dough of my favorite Velveta.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bronzeback01    0
bronzeback01

I used to fish Silver a lot in the dead of winter. Best day I had was about 6 years ago on New Years day when it was probably ner 0 degrees. I use plastics only and I killed em' on 1" tubes. I bet between me and the other guy I was fishing next to we caught about 100 fish that afternoon. Not just pannies, I've caught everything you can think of out of there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MN_Fisherman    0
MN_Fisherman

Well I guess I should give everyone an update on how my fishing went in Silver Lake. My dad and I went fishing Sunday and yesterday. We fished an area close to the 7th street bridge.

Our rig was very simple, consisting of a single split shot weight, #4-6 hook, and half a nightcrawler for bait.

Sunday(3-6pm) my dad caught 4-5 Suckers, 2 Perch, and 1 Sunfish. While I caught 3 Suckers, and 1 Perch the same day. Now the next day(Monday) was much better fishing. On this day my dad caught 3 carp, 3-4 Suckers, and 1 Perch. While I caught many Suckers, probably 10-12 and some were niced sized. I'm totally hooked on fishing at Silver Lake now and can't wait to go fishing there again next weekend.

Here are some pictures that we took:

IMG_1941.jpg

IMG_1942.jpg

Largest Carp my dad caught, maybe around 10 pounds, I'm not real good at estimating weight without a scale.

IMG_1946.jpg

Here is a picture of the area where we fished

IMG_1930.jpg

I would like to thank you guys for helping me with finding good areas to fish. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Down to Earth    0
Down to Earth

Glad to see you had a great day. The weather sure cooperated. Fishing with family, a sure way to make memories that will last a lifetime. You can't beat it.

Andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tyler Holm    0
Tyler Holm

Yep, Silver Lake is a blast to fish. I've been there 4-5 times already this spring. Great report and pics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • TNFL
      Are fuses necessary on an on board charger?  Manual chargers do not have them,  is there a reason for them on the on board charges. I was given a system with a bank that may not have been working correctly, possibly blowing the fuse repeatedly.  My system would not be hooked up to an alternator on the engine so I'm wondering if it is fine to use the charging bank without the fuses.  The orange charging light comes on when I hook the wires directly up to a battery. I'm asking because I don't want to go through the bother of wiring this thing in my boat if I can't get it to work right. Also, I would technically only need 2 of the 3 banks to work, but I like the idea of repairing it to its potential.
    • monstermoose78
      My thumb was covered in slime and I could not get the phone to turn on most of the time
    • eyeguy 54
      its not camera shy  
    • ac777
      Looking to get on some walleye and crappie this week, looks like mayflies were out in full force last night when I was on the lake. First year fishing this lake, where does a guy start?
    • monstermoose78
      Caught some gills this was the first one 
    • guideman
      Thank you one and all, especially you Tommy. Some very kind words and ditto to you my friend. "Ace" "It's just fishing man"  
    • tacklejunkie
      Picked up some nice crappie and a couple eater walleyes on Allouez Bay the other day before the rains. Trolled crawlers with one light split shot and others with bottom bouncers. I was surprised at how big the crappie were
    • easyrider25
      ripped out some old boards that were well past their prime on my boat.  Any recomendations on what to replace them with?  They looked to be treated plywood but wondering if getting something different would work better.  Such as a piece of 1 x 12 pine and throwing a few coats of polyurethane on it as well?  The boards I am talking about are for the benches.   Also, replacing the seats in there as well.  Previous i had the the vinyl foam seats.  When shopping around i am seeing a lot of the molded plastics chairs.  Any preference out there for durability?  Vinyl rips but wondering if the molded crack or break?   Thanks for any feed back!
    • monstermoose78
      Off to wet a line !!
    • monstermoose78
      The flocks of geese are now flying over my house in the morning and evening, but when this happens Finn gets all jacked up. Like right now he is nudging me and running pawing at the window. A few minutes earlier when the first gaggle few over I was going to change the laundry and Finn raced down and sat by gun safe  whining.  Fishing reports have been great for crappies on the area lakes. Walleyes are not biting as well in lakes but when the rum is clearer that is the place to be. Bears any no quota hunters this might be your year to get a bear around here.  Deer seem to every where drive carefull.  Seeing some ducks flying around.  I have seen a few grouse and pheasants.