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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #390 on: Feb 27, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Has the Bluegill fishing made any sort of comeback at the South End?  Used to be good a few years ago, but went downhill the last couple of years due to lack of weeds.....Not looking for anyone's secrets, just a general report to know if it is worth trying it again this year....
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For perch go out deeper in 20 FOW at South end.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #391 on: Mar 02, 2019, 08:53 PM »
I guess no one wants to post on this site anymore.  Well I will and this report is for the guys who can not access the reports page yet.

Went out of the Silver Lake Golf Club today.  Shore ice was good no slush and there was 12" of clear ice under 4" of snow on top of the lake.  My Smitty was a help.  I saw guys pull their flat bottom huts out on the lake and had a hard go of it.  Cut holes at 4 different areas on the West side to the middle of the lake.  There were fish at each location shown on my graph but tight lipped, I was only able to catch a few good perch.  The old Silver Lady cut me down a notch or two today, damn humble pie doesn't taste good.   When I left at 6 pm there was a new inch of snow added to the lake and it was still snowing.


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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #392 on: Mar 02, 2019, 11:53 PM »
Thanks for the report might try next wknd. Never did good there on perch. Once on sunfish was good. Perch on camera a few times just not active not sure why. Definitely not like Chautauqua. Always get something there.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #393 on: Mar 03, 2019, 06:45 PM »
This afternoon there was a ton of activity, bordering on clutter, about half a foot off of the bottom up to about 5 feet off of the bottom.  Did anyone with a camera get any images of what was down there?  I was able to jig out a couple of perch but I also had some extremely light bites like what I would expect off of smelt or shiner in the harbor - though I don't expect either one of those as the culprit here.  Just a wonderin'.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #394 on: Mar 03, 2019, 06:54 PM »
Those are crappie I canít get away from them this year on silver I have caught probably 150. Only two keepers. Everyone is about 8 to 8.5 inches long.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #395 on: Mar 03, 2019, 07:33 PM »
Those are crappie I canít get away from them this year on silver I have caught probably 150. Only two keepers. Everyone is about 8 to 8.5 inches long.

If you don't mind...what were you using on them?  I threw just about the entire tacklebox at them and no joy.
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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #396 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:19 PM »
Hali jig tipped with red spikes half of them wonít bite but stop just above the school and slowly jig up a foot or two you will see one come out of the pack and take it. Like I said though none of them are keepers I sure wish I knew the answer to that. 

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #397 on: Mar 03, 2019, 09:23 PM »
This afternoon there was a ton of activity, bordering on clutter, about half a foot off of the bottom up to about 5 feet off of the bottom.  Did anyone with a camera get any images of what was down there?
I was there Sat and saw the same activity on my graph near the bottom and 5 ft wide at times.  I did catch about a 1/2 doz of these culprits, they were 2-1/2"- 3" perch, see photo and some were smaller.  They were biting so light most of the time I missed.  I think the only reason I caught some was, I was using a 1/32 oz micro jig tipped with mousees.  I have also caught quit a few of the short crappies this year but they hit harder like a good size perch.
 


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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #398 on: Mar 04, 2019, 06:16 AM »
When I would get light hits I typically had a small glow perch jig tipped with spikes about 6-18" over the swarm, but never set the hook on them.  The few 6-7" perch that I got were with a perch jigging rap so that makes some sense.

Maybe those calico were feeding on the perch?  It was a weird and slow weekend!
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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #399 on: Mar 10, 2019, 12:28 AM »
Fished Sat on the North end in 34 FOW from 8 am-6 pm moved 6 times staying deep.  3 locations showed allot of fish on the bottom, but bite was far and few between only caught 22 perch between 2 of us and only kept (13) 8"-10".  NE and E wind did not help.   As the old timers say " When the wind is in the East the fish bite the least".  Main ice was 12" now and shore ice was solid.   Lake is snow covered with 4" of packed snow but your boots break through makng it difficult to walk and pull your flat bottom sleds.  I used my Smitty and the pull was easy.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #400 on: Mar 10, 2019, 01:56 PM »
With this harsh wind/thaw/runoff, does anyone know how it will impact the water clarity throughout the lake system (north vs south end)? Thank you.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #401 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:53 PM »
Fished the south end Saturday from 7am to 7pm. Steady perch action pretty much all day with some slow times mixed in. Ended up with 23 keepers and many throw backs. Had a nice pike grab my puppet minnow. Lost it because the darn rear hook broke! Also lost a monster largemouth right at the hole. Got into a few nice gills right before dark. Had the put the work in and hole hop to keep them interested. Walking was brutal with the crusty snow. Great day to be out!

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #402 on: Mar 10, 2019, 09:00 PM »
With this harsh wind/thaw/runoff, does anyone know how it will impact the water clarity throughout the lake system (north vs south end)? Thank you.
There are creeks on the West side at the State Launch, Buffalo Point, Silver Grove, Golf Club.  The main inlet is on the North end as well as the outlet.  On the East side there are only a few drainage areas and culverts.  All water runs Northeast to the outlet.  Sight fishing in the shallows maybe difficult but the deep water perch fishing probably won't be effected.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #403 on: Mar 13, 2019, 09:22 PM »
For fishermen who don't have fishing report access.  Fished two locations today. 8am-1pm out of Perry Beach.   Access across the lawn is getting bare and hard to drag, try not to wreck the lawn.  Shore ice still had snow cover.  Main ice was 15" measured.  Perch bite in deep water was slow again today.  2pm-6pm fished 31 FOW off Traber road.  Shore ice had no snow cover, but was able to step right on.  Main ice again was 15" and when I left the ice surface was completely wet and some puddles were forming all across the lake.  Top inch of ice was degrading.  Perch bite again was slow but kept a few nice ones, left with 20 perch.  No matter where you go the perch bite is the same.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #404 on: Mar 15, 2019, 11:42 PM »
From the SLA website......
A communication from Perry Public Works. Please pass this on to all ice fisherman (and women!).
Hi, Mark Hope all is well with you, Just Checking in to give you an update on what's happening With the lake. Due to the pleasant temperatures we have had the last few days, a lot of the snow has melted. I anticipated that and I opened the gate before hand and we are okay but my concern is for the ice fisherman. The gate is open full and I may have to keep it that way for the weekend. Please inform any fishermen that you may know of about this because moving water along with our temperature will thaw the ice faster. I will be monitoring the lake level closely.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #405 on: Mar 16, 2019, 07:07 PM »
This post is for fishermen that can not access the "Fishing Reports and Conditions Page".  Fished off Perry Beach today from 8am-4pm.  Shore ice was broken and melted away about a foot so someone had used a 8' plank to get on and we used it also and had no problems once out 4 feet.  Main ice was 10" today but was 15" on Wed 3/13.  Top couple inches of ice is soft and cuts into small chunks not shavings.  Bite was slow again today.   See below pics for Perry Beach shore - plank req'd; Standpipe Rd shore - left side of gray house, shore not open yet; Right side of gray house, plank req'd and State Launch shore - plank req'd.  Open each pic and the name is in the tab at top  or the pics are in order as stated in my post.


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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #406 on: Mar 17, 2019, 01:06 PM »
From the SLA website......
A communication from Perry Public Works. Please pass this on to all ice fisherman (and women!).
Hi, Mark Hope all is well with you, Just Checking in to give you an update on what's happening With the lake. Due to the pleasant temperatures we have had the last few days, a lot of the snow has melted. I anticipated that and I opened the gate before hand and we are okay but my concern is for the ice fisherman. The gate is open full and I may have to keep it that way for the weekend. Please inform any fishermen that you may know of about this because moving water along with our temperature will thaw the ice faster. I will be monitoring the lake level closely.

Let us know when they close the dam gate.  As stated it will be open through the weekend.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #407 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:13 AM »
Let us know when they close the dam.  As stated it will be open through the weekend.
I have no clue.  Check with Perry Public Works.............

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #408 on: Mar 26, 2019, 05:32 PM »
We got out for one last hurrah on the south end today.. fished from 7-2 and caught a half bucket of mixed panfish in the shallows. Ice is just about done out there. 4-5 inches of weak ice filled with bubbles ready to go. Shore ice wasn't terrible coming off but got reports of shore ice being shot at the north end as of today, couple guys busted thru where the plywood was.. not very safe at this point and definitely not worth the risk for panfish that size just my opinion.. boats are on standby ready for a warmup. That's it for my season it was a good one.  :tipup:

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #409 on: Oct 17, 2019, 12:35 PM »
I talked to the Perry Town Hall and they said the renovation to the Perry Town Park was stated in Sept.  They also said they were starting with the parking lot and bathroom facilities this year.  I asked about ice fishing access this Winter and the town hall representative did not know if it would be opened for ice fishing.  They told me to call back at year end and they would have a better answer.  Hope they finish phase one, keep your finger crossed.  Anyone with further info, please post.

 



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