Lake Wilhelm
Current Temperature:
43° F
Est Water Temperature:
53° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.92 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
Forecast Trends
Elite Pro Power
Catch awesome videos and broadcast while on the water with this smart usb power solution.

Use code CATCH at checkout for free shipping!
CatchTracker by FishingNotes
Get it now on the app store!
Lake Wilhelm
Fish Species
Fishing Reports
Solar & Lunar Conditions
Recent Fishing News
Links
National Pro Reports
PENNSYLVANIA Reports
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Wilhelm 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. Lake Wilhelm 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!
State:
Pennsylvania
Latitude:
41.4176
Maximum Depth (ft) :
20
County:
Mercer
Longitude:
-80.14163
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
State Park
Featured Guide
Guides Promote your guide service to thousands of fellow anglers for free by joining the fishingnotes.com affiliate program. Click the link bellow for more details.

Register

Guest
2014-05-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 62
Poundin big slabs the last 10 days!!!
Guest
2013-07-06
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 72
Had a very productive bass day on the lake.Fished mostly the south end.we got them in weeds,rocks.and wood.Early morning spinnerbaits was hot.dark colored soft plastics worked best.
Bent
2012-08-31
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Put 4 1/2 hours in Wed. 29th, but only boated one crappie. Was trolling crank baits most of the time hoping to pick up some eyes, but that didn\'t work. Marked most of the fish in about 12-14ft at the dam and 8-11ft. from the marina to L#4over the old creek channel. Was an awsome day to be on the water with a little wind and not too hot. Hoping the bite will pick up as the water cools down some more.
Guest
2012-08-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 75
Fished today covered alot of water tons of fish on screen caught 13 crappie and one huge bass 27\' 4-5 lbs great fighter and great lake to fish looking forward to my next trip
Guest
2012-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
if you\'re a bass fisherman, you have to love this lake! maybe the reason nobody writes about it is, they want to keep it a secret. i agree with you though, i travel a good distance to fish wilhelm and i would like to get some info on conditions and the bite before i travel 3 hours. hopefully it stays relatively not pressured and guys like us can use this site to our advantage
Guest
2012-04-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
doesn\'t anyone fish this lake never no comments ?? is it that bad of a lake ??
Guest
2012-04-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 44
went to wilhelm yesterday. 730pm till about 915pm is the times their hitting. no real size though. 5-7 inches and a few 8 inches. used a pink jig with a minnow and a bobber. about 3-5 feet in the channels is where the better shore fishing is right now.
Guest
2011-11-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS LAKE?????????
Guest
2011-10-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
i fished on oct 6th,nothing hitting caught small bluegill on flies,no crappie ,bass, or walleye hitting,
Guest
2011-10-02
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
i will fish it on the first week of oct. i will report catch then,after crappie mostly,
Lake Wilhelm General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
Lake Wilhelm Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Wilhelm at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Wilhelm Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.1
Lake Wilhelm Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Wilhelm Crappie Rating:
3.3
Lake Wilhelm Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Trolling Hot N Tots over the creek channels in fire tiger and chrome / black at 1.5 MPH works well during mid summer. 12-14 ft. seems to be the depth July thru August.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Wilhelm Walleye Rating:
3.2
Lake Wilhelm Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- This time of year trolling is the way they are catching them.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Lake Wilhelm Catfish Rating:
3.1
Lake Wilhelm Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Lake Wilhelm Spotted Bass Rating:
1.9
Lake Wilhelm Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Wilhelm at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Wilhelm White Bass Rating:
2.2
Lake Wilhelm White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Wasn\'t aware that their were any of these in the lake?
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm Striped Bass Rating:
1.9
Lake Wilhelm Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Wasn\'t aware that their were any of these in the lake?
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm Trout Rating:
1.9
Lake Wilhelm Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

10:26

Sunset:

00:09

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full