Wilson Lake

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
42° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.88 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 09 Knots (10 MPH)

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Wilson Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Kansas Reports

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 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 slow with the water temperature at 42 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 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.
Wilson Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Wilson Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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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.
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 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.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. 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 Spotted.
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 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:
08:35 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:09 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...