Another great Delaware fishing location is Silver Lake. With 29 acres of lake and about five miles of shoreline, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to catch some great fish. Silver Lake offers many areas of cover that attract both fish and baitfish. It’s in these areas that you’ll find a variety of species, such as largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, sunfish, white perch and striped bass. Upon arrival, head to the southeast end of the lake where you’ll find parking, a boat launch ramp and some great spots for fishing along the bank.
Located right in the city of Dover, Silver Lake has activities for the entire family, including great fishing. Fishing is not permitted near the swim areas, entrance, exit, or fish ladder between March 15th and May 30th, when river herring are spawning. A city permit is required to launch a boat, including kayaks and canoes.
The most abundant fish species in Silver Lake are carp and gizzard shad. Carp anglers have success with dough balls, worms, and canned corn. Fish along the shoreline on the lower half of the pond, where there are drop-offs and deadfalls, to catch crappie and bass. They also like to hide in the aquatic vegetation cover around the lake. Catfish can be snagged throughout the lake as well. Check with local health officials for current advisories on whether fish caught from this lake should be consumed or should be caught and released.
Silver Lake Fish:
Silver Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Silver Lake.