Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the free loaner fishing equipment at Vermont State Parks has been suspended for the 2020 camping season.
Lake Max. Depth:
Silver Lake is a relatively shallow waterbody that primarily supports warm water fish. The lake features fish-holding habitat including boat docks, submerged vegetation, rocky points, overhanging trees and underwater brush.
Park Fishing Tips
Try fishing various lures around any visible aquatic cover such as underwater rocks, aquatic vegetation and boat docks. These all provide shady ambush spots that predatory fish, such as bass and pike, like to wait in to ambush their next meal.
Bottom bouncing lures such as jigs can be great crayfish imitators while spinners, crankbaits and stickbaits can be retrieved with faster, steadier motions to imitate fleeing baitfish and lure in nearby feeding fish.
Try fishing at different depths, from on the bottom, in the middle, and near the top of the water to figure out where the fish are feeding. Also, a basic nightcrawler and bobber rig is a fail-proof setup for catching nearly any species of fish in Silver Lake and shouldn't be overlooked!
Nearby Fishing License Dealers
You can purchase a fishing license at the park office, at Barnard General Store in Barnard, VT, or online.
Nearby Public Boating Access Areas
Visitors can easily launch kayaks, canoes and rowboats from the park shore. Although Silver Lake State Park does not have a public boating access area for motorboats and trailers, Sliver Lake does have access for car-top vessels.