Location

KS
United States
37° 41' 50.8992" N, 95° 40' 20.2548" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks - Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 5, 2014

Wilson State Fishing Lake

Buffalo, KS

1 mile south, 1 mile east of Buffalo

GPS Location: 37.6920 -95.6767

Location/Address:Buffalo, KS

 

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 110 acres

Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full

Current Lake Level: N/A

Wilson SFL Bathymetric Map 3.87 MB

 

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length LimitBluegillChannel Catfish515Crappie50Flathead Catfish5Largemouth Bass515Spotted Bass515Walleye518 * Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/5/2014

 

 

SpeciesRatingSizeBaits, Method, & LocationChannel and Hybrid CatfishFair16-24 inchesFishing has been fair on the southeast side of the lake. Stinkbait and chicken livers are usually productive baits. Hybrid catfish should begin to reach 15" in 2015.Largemouth and Spotted BassFair10-22 inchesTry a slow approach around rocks in direct sunlight. Motor oil and purple have been the best colors.CrappiePoor8-14 inchesCrappie fishing has been slow. Some anglers are having luck off the bridge.General Comments

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 (ben.neely@ksoutdoors.com) to receive one via email or visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/content/download/33395/238994/file/WLSL_email... to download.

New District Newsletter

We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.

Catch Report
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Fishing Report Provided by Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks - Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 13, 2014

Wilson State Fishing Lake
Buffalo, KS

1 mile south, 1 mile east of Buffalo

GPS Location: 37.6920 -95.6767

Location/Address:
Buffalo, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 110 acres

Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full

Current Lake Level: N/A

Wilson SFL Bathymetric Map 3.87 MB
Fishing Population Creel Limit Min Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 5 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 18 * Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 8/7/2014 Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel and Hybrid Catfish Fair 16-24 inches Anglers are having luck with chicken liver in the mornings. Hybrid catfish are around 12" and most should exceed 15" in 2015.
Largemouth and Spotted Bass Good 10-22 inches Crankbaits and jigs on rocks and in water willow have proven successful for bass anglers. There have even been several reports of bass anglers hooking into big flathead catfish using this approach.
Crappie Poor 8-14 inches Crappie fishing has been slow. Some anglers are having luck off the bridge.
General Comments
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 (ben.neely@ksoutdoors.com) to receive one via email or visit www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/content/download/33395/238994/file/WLSL_email... to download.

New District Newsletter
We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.

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