DNR Silver Lake Investigation of Dead Fish

Update 4/20/2015: Steve Hogler, Fisheries Specialist for the Wisconsin DNR has done a fish survey of Silver Lake and determined that the extent of the fish kill was in fact not as bad as expected : Results from our fyke net survey are encouraging in that we have caught lots of northern pike some up to 30” in length, a modest number of walleye and yellow perch and low numbers of bluegill. Some of the poor panfish catches may be due to the very slow warming of the lake this year keeping the panfish in deep water but we’ll have a better idea late next month when we shock for bass and panfish.”

Silver Lake Investigation Low Dissolved Oxygen Levels and Dead Fish, February 24, 2015.

Updated: April 21, 2015 — 8:53 pm