Wilson State Fishing Lake Fishing Information
1 mile south, 1 mile east of Buffalo
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Channel and Hybrid Catfish||Fair||16-24 inches||Catfish can be readily caught until water temperature falls into the 40s on fresh shad and stinkbait.|
|Largemouth and Spotted Bass||Good||10-22 inches||Largemouth bass will be active on warm, sunny days during winter, but fishing will slow as water temperature declines.|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Crappie fishing will be hit or miss during winter. Look for fish suspended along the creek channel and hear the bridge on the upper end.|
Six habitat cubes were placed at 37.69780, -95.67415
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 at the link above.
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|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination