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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:
41.417600
Maximum Depth (ft):
20
County:
Mercer
Longitude:
-80.141634
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
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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 Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Wilhelm Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Lake Wilhelm that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
Lake Wilhelm Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Wilhelm Crappie Rating:
3.5
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 fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake Wilhelm Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Wilhelm Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- This time of year trolling is the way they are catching them.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Lake Wilhelm Catfish Rating:
3
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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:
2
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm White Bass Rating:
2
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Wilhelm Trout Rating:
2
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:49 EST

Sunset:

19:52 EST

Moon Phase:


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