Wilson Lake

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Wilson Lake
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Wilson Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Wilson Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Wilson Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Welcome to 9,000 acre Wilson Lake, the clearest lake in Kansas. Populations of many game fish species have been enhanced by a stocking program conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Good channel and flathead catfish can be found in the lake. Worms, minnows, shad and crayfish are preferred baits. A good population of crappie can be found in wooded coves and submerged brush piles using jigs and live minnows (iffy at most times, the crappie population is relatively small here). The best times for crappie fishing are spring and late fall. Brush pile fish attractors have been added to the lake to enhance crappie habitat. Good numbers of largemouth bass are caught near brushy cover, so anglers should concentrate their efforts near standing timber and brush piles. We recommend using worms, crankbaits, and spinner baits. [Wilson Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008

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State:
Kansas

County:
Sedgwick

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
9040

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
38.949769

Longitude:
-98.602981

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
65

Normal Elevation (ft):
1516

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Been catching them in the backs of the coves in warm water on sunny days. Had the best luck bouncing white twister tail grubs off of the rocks (slowly). Also have seen the bass chasing some bait on the really nice days with little to no wind.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Wilson Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Wilson Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Wilson Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Wilson Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.7/5
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Wilson Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish are on the dam and the rocky spawning points. Try throwing dark colored jigs. The best reported catches have come between dusk and 10-11 pm. Good luck.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Wilson Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Wilson Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.2/5
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Wilson Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish are up in the river and in the backs of the coves (in the warmest water accessible). Have had good luck with live minnows but also did well with shad sides or any other "catfish" bait of your choice.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Wilson Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Wilson Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.2/5
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Wilson Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try catching the whites up on the West end of the reservoir, while they are staging for the spawning run. White seems to be the color that is getting it done.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Wilson Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Wilson Lake Trout Rating:
   2.5/5
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Wilson Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:18 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:44 CST







Wilson Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/ks  

State Fishing Records
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...  

State Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/state_parks  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...