Silver Lake


This lake is located south of I-694 along Century Ave. in North St. Paul.


Species Present:

Walleye:below average abundance, average size.
Northern Pike:below average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass:average abundance, average size with some larger individuals present.
Sunfish species: higher than average abundance, small average size.
Crappie: lower than average abundance, small average size.
Channel Catfish:below average abundance, average size.
Bullhead species: lower than average abundance, average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small size.


Boat Access:

The city owned access is located at the north end of the lake in Joy Park.


Shore Fishing:

This lake has several options for shore anglers. Joy Park, operated by the City of Maplewood at the north end of the lake, contains a fishing pier and additional shore fishing sites

The city of North St. Paul operates a park on the south end of the lake. This park also has a fishing pier, a public beach, plus additional shoreline available to anglers.

Shorefishing on this lake can be limited by dense vegetation growth and overhanging trees.


Management Plans:

  1. Population assessment in 2018.
  2. Stock 140,000 walleye fry in odd numbered years.
  3. Stock 2130 channel surplus catfish yearlings (30/lit. acre) each year, if available.
  4. Stock 576 pounds of adult perch each winter, if available.
  5. Monitoring of winter oxygen and operation of winter aeration system by Ramsey County.


Exotic Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil. Remove all visible plant material from your boat, boat trailer, and other boating gear before leaving the lake.



Silver had been very popular with walleye anglers, but walleye populations are currently lower than historic levels. Channel catfish have been stocked to provide additional angling opportunities for shore anglers. Largemouth bass fishing is becoming increasingly popular.


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