Wilson State Fishing Lake Fishing Information
1 mile south, 1 mile east of Buffalo
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, &amp; Location|
|Channel and Hybrid Catfish||Good||16-24 inches||Catfish anglers have been having success on chicken and turkey livers.|
|Largemouth and Spotted Bass||Good||10-22 inches||Bass are biting crankbaits and minnows under a bobber.|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Crappie have moved into a summer pattern and can be found in schools offshore.|
Both channel catfish and hybrid catfish are present. Hybrid catfish can be identified by a vertical brand behind their right pectoral fin under their dorsal fin. Channel catfish stocked in 2013 can be identified by a similar vertical mark except behind their left pectoral fin. Both species have their adipose fin clipped. Harvest regulations for channel catfish, blue catfish, and their hybrids in Wilson County State Fishing Lake include a 15" minimum length limit and a five fish daily creel.
Both maintained boat ramps are currently usable.
A bathymetric map is available for Wilson State Fishing Lake. Contact Ben Neely (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive one via email or visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/content/download/33395/238994/file/WLSL_email.pdf to download.
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