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Hillsdale Lake, KS
2016-05-01
4/30/2016 Extremely windy crappies were back out 25-35' water depth fishing line down 15-20' using minnows. Only had 4 keepers but 3 were over 11", 1 white bass. Only 1 crappie with eggs. W... [more]

Ottawa State Lake, KS
2016-04-27
Caught about 20 saugeye. One keeper. Crankbaits and jig and crawler. ... [more]

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!
State:
Kansas
Latitude:
38.949769
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Sedgwick
Longitude:
-98.602981
Normal Elevation (ft):
1516
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
9040
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2010-04-13
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 52
"Been catching limits of walleye using 1/8 jig and white 2"" twister tails. Often late at night (9-11 pm) over sandy/rocky areas. Good luck!"
Guest
2010-04-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Been limiting out on stripers in the warm water with live bait. Also been tearing up the walleye on the proven spawning grounds on the dam and rocky points (windblown usually) using shad raps and dark colored jigs. Can't wait for the 50 degree water to start showing up and the fishing to really start turning on!!!!!!!! Good Luck...
Guest
2010-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Sounds crazy, but have been catching longnose gar in the spillway outlet. Biggest one I've seen (and caught) was 50 inches and weighed 12.2 lbs. Have seen about 10 caught in the same area, using jigs and live minnows. I Invite anyone to catch as many of the bait eaters as possible. Good luck."
Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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):
With Wilson Lake at 52 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth 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. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4.5
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 52 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.
Wilson Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Wilson Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Wilson Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
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 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.
Wilson Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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 Rating:
3.5
Wilson Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted 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.
Wilson Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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 Rating:
2.5
Wilson Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:32 CST

Sunset:

20:29 CST

Moon Phase:


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