Fishing


Silver Lake

Location: Broadway Avenue north of Civic Center Drive

Maximum Depth: 11 feet

Size: 50 acres

Species: Bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch, largemouth bass

Amenities: Fishing pier, city park facilities, walking paths, restrooms

Handicap Access: Yes

Comments: Silver Lake is an impoundment of the South Fork Zumbro River located off of Broadway Avenue. Good populations of bluegill and black crappie are present along with fair numbers of largemouth bass. The lake is often ice-free in winter due to warm-water discharge from the Rochester Public Utilities plant and concentrations of waterfowl. Much of the shoreline of Silver Lake is within a publicly owned park and offers easily accessible angling opportunities in an urban environment.

Special angling regulations are in effect.

  • Sunfish, crappie and yellow perch: possession ten in combination, with no more than five crappie.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: possession limit one.
  • Northern pike: possession limit one.