Wilson Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
78° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (High)

Wind Speed:
West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Wilson Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-11
This past week has been pretty typical for Old Hickory in July. We have had some good days but mixed in with those good days are the days the fish make us work. Every year around now the fish seem to ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Kansas Reports

Wilson Lake, KS
2014-07-22
There were tiny dead fish all over the lake today 7/22/14. It really made the lake stink and cut our visit short to wilson lake.... [more]

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. Vital fishing information for Wilson Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2014-07-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
There were tiny dead fish all over the lake today 7/22/14. It really made the lake stink and cut our visit short to wilson lake.
Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Wilson Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Wilson Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
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):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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:
   2.7/5
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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:
06:38 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:43 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...