Lake Wilhelm

Mercer - Pennsylvania


  • 80 catches

  • 750 followers

  • 17 spots

An outstanding warmwater fishery supports quality Largemouth Bass, black Crappie and Bluegill. The bass maintain one of the most dense and stable populations in the state. Good numbers of purebred muskie available.

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Lake Wilhelm Fishing Reports

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  1. Fishing early morning from a kayak, picked this guy up right off the thick weedbeds

    3 lb. 9 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Chatterbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice!
  2. With an hour left in the tournament, I decided to fish the Rt. 79 bridge pilings. Drop shotting proved fruitless, so I switched to a football jig. First cast to ...more the third piling, jig dropped right down alongside the piling. As soon as it hit bottom, I watched as my line started moving. Swung hard and set the hook. If I wasn't already anchored, he woulda dragged me around the lake! Fortunately, with me losing my phone earlier in the day, a fellow tournament member came along and kindly helped me get her submitted. I missed taking home the Big Bass award by .5 of an inch. My PB to date, although I have no idea exactly how much she weighed.

    20.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Brown and Orange Football Jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks for the link, Frank. Pretty cool.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Rick!
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice bass!! Congrats on your PB !
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      That was a link to a N.Y. state site that estimates weight from length and length from weight.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9222.html
    6. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Frank!
    7. Frank Yamada 0
      Based on the length and girth, I would guess between 4 1/2 and 5 lbs. Really nice fish, Jim!
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  3. Second catch of the day,as part of day 2 of a 2-day tournament. I had just released a 15. inch LMB and threw back into the same spot, when this one hit. Unfortunately, ...more while fighting this, my phone fell into the water (Fellow kayaker took the pic for me), and I jumped in after it. Not only did I NOT successfully retrieve it, but my one baitcating combo fell in, too. Couldn't get THAT back, either. :(

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Black Paddletail SWimbait

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thank you, Frank. Yeah, what are ya gonna do?
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Bummer about your phone and combo. Nice fish though.
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  4. Details: Bluegill with a wax worms

    25 in an hour

  5. 1 lb. 10 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig

  6. Largemouth Bass with a night crawler

  7. 2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a creature

  8. 2 lb. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig

  9. 1 of 3 he caught

    1 lb. 5 oz. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a crawfish

  10. 3 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a rapala bx brat

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