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Offline IceFever74

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #60 on: Feb 14, 2016, 09:10 AM »
Agree, usually closed on Sunday but I heard has new owners

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #61 on: Feb 16, 2016, 11:36 PM »
How much snow on Silver after Monday-Tuesday storm.   Is a smitty sled required?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #62 on: Feb 16, 2016, 11:39 PM »
How much snow on Silver after Monday-Tuesday storm.   Is a smitty sled required?

I live  30 minutes north and we got slammed so I'd say bring the smitty for sure.



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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #63 on: Feb 17, 2016, 05:40 AM »
How much snow on Silver after Monday-Tuesday storm.   Is a smitty sled required?
  18-20in of snow here.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #64 on: Feb 18, 2016, 05:09 PM »
Ok so I have been told that silver lake has walleyes has anyone ever caught any?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #65 on: Feb 18, 2016, 07:21 PM »
Ok so I have been told that silver lake has walleyes has anyone ever caught any?
I have caught a few in the past. Small (15"-16"). I've heard of others catching nice size ones from time to time. I haven't fished it regularly in several years.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #66 on: Feb 18, 2016, 09:05 PM »
Ok so I have been told that silver lake has walleyes has anyone ever caught any?

Silver has a lot of walleyes just hard to get em to bite bc of the abundance of bait. I catch a decent amount during the spring and summer. Seen a couple ice fishing but never targeted them. If u put in the time you can catch them. But just don't plan on limiting out. But the ones u catch are fat. My personal best on my boat is 27" 7 pounds. And I've seen bigger in this lake! good luck

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #67 on: Feb 18, 2016, 09:12 PM »
Awesome thank you guys! Tight lines!!!!!!

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #68 on: Feb 18, 2016, 10:33 PM »
Last spring I saw a nice school of eyes near a drop off about mid lake on the east side. Had my Aqua-vu in the water. I was fishin for gills and it looked like they were too. They were staged up just under the school of gills in 20 fow

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #69 on: Feb 18, 2016, 10:37 PM »
Ok so I have been told that silver lake has walleyes has anyone ever caught any?

I have fished this lake since the 60's.  We used to target the jumbo perch back in the 60's & 70's and didn't bother with the walleyes.  There were no dink perch as there is today.  Over the years the perch size began to get smaller.  There was still nice size perch to be regularly had in 2000 -2002.  I know the walleyes were stocked for years in this lake and they really took hold throughout the 80's up to the present.  It was in the 80's that I saw a guy one day in the early morning going from hole to hole along the East side of the lake from the County access to the area we used to call the Pines and he was jerk jigging and then he would move to another hole.  I walked over to talk to him and found out he was local and, he was fishing for walleyes and he showed me a couple nice ones in his bucket.  He said he seriously fishes for the walleyes for the 1st few hours and catches a couple most times out.  I took his advice and found walleye would hit in this lake if you actually targeted them.  For years I caught walleye through the ice at Silver, but  the last 10-12 years it is hard to catch Winter walleye because I think there is too many perch to be had.  If you take the time you can catch a couple throughout the Winter, but not like we used to.  Ask the DEC and they will tell you there is a huge population of walleye in this lake.   They catch quit a few good walleyes in the  Summer.   

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #70 on: Feb 21, 2016, 08:35 PM »
Hows the pike population in Silver Lake? Are they of any size? Im thinking of hittin the lake for some pike and if im lucky catch a walleye. Ive never caught a walleye thru the ice yet.
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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #71 on: Feb 21, 2016, 08:57 PM »
when silver was at the top of ny walleye stocking program i swear it helped the perch size  one opening night about 12-15 years ago i limited out on walleye's all 5 were over 5lbs, biggest was 28" 8.25 lbs .   now honeoye is or was recently on that list as top of the walleye stocking and their perch population has benefited in size i'm no biologist but seems like the waldo's kept perch in ck and there wasn't a stunted lake full  and oh yeah one opening night i had a pike spool my reel and break my line i was longlining i turned hard left caught my line and hand over hand a pike that was well over 40" i'd dare say that pike would have broke 20+ pounds it was huge i got it to the boat and it broke off at the lure never seen another even close to that i think there's not enough predator's keeping things in ck

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #72 on: Feb 25, 2016, 06:41 PM »
does anyone think silver will be good to fish on Monday

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #73 on: Mar 04, 2016, 12:59 PM »
Can anyone seen on the cam today or anyone else on Silver give a ice report for shore and main ice.  Thanks!

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #74 on: Mar 04, 2016, 01:36 PM »
Couple huts on the South end when I drove by.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #75 on: Mar 04, 2016, 01:42 PM »
There's guys on the cam now.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #76 on: Dec 09, 2016, 12:38 PM »

Moving on up.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #77 on: Dec 09, 2016, 01:47 PM »
have to get out an try silver lake this season!

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #78 on: Dec 09, 2016, 02:00 PM »
I might commit more to it this year to try and get some eyes and perch deep. Got fed up and only went twice in the last two seasons.



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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #79 on: Dec 09, 2016, 05:45 PM »
Silver was really bad for me last year. Only went once and caught about 10 small gills and 1 28" pike. Must have punched about 50 holes that day. Always wanted to try the deeper water for perch and eyes.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #80 on: Dec 14, 2016, 06:40 PM »
South end was wide open. Didn't drive to the north end.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #81 on: Dec 18, 2016, 04:43 PM »
FreeIng up then blowing back apart. Shouldn't be long

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #82 on: Dec 21, 2016, 05:40 PM »
Lake looks like it has some ice over most of it.  If this coming week doesn't get to warm it shouldn't be much more then a week or so for the gill guys but us perchmen need deep water and it won't be til mid Jan for that.  No sense risking life for a mess of fish that can be caught all Winter long.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #83 on: Dec 21, 2016, 05:51 PM »
just stopped in to new bait shop on west lake road good looking bait and good prices open 6am to 8pm 7 days a week owner seem like a great guy. looking for input from ice fishing people on what to stock.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #84 on: Dec 21, 2016, 05:56 PM »
I also Talked to him a couple times.... x2 ....Seems like a great guy!

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #85 on: Dec 21, 2016, 07:55 PM »
I wasn't even aware of the new bait shop. Thanks for the heads up.



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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #86 on: Dec 22, 2016, 01:43 PM »
I also Talked to him a couple times.... x2 ....Seems like a great guy!
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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #87 on: Dec 23, 2016, 09:14 AM »
Just to let everyone know, starting the first of the year you will have to pay six dollars to ice fish from the state launch.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #88 on: Dec 23, 2016, 09:04 PM »
Will they take the Empire Pass for seniors?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #89 on: Dec 24, 2016, 12:47 PM »
State charging ice fisherman for access:
Over the years I have seen too many "false" posts. I would check with Parks and Recreation before blowing a gasket.
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