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Fishing In Silver Lake

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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Here is a picture of the area where we fished

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

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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

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

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