Lake Wilhelm

Mercer - Pennsylvania

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  • 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. Managed to get 5 yesterday, not bad for blue skies. Here's the vid!

    Largemouth Bass with a Texas Rig

  2. Best of 3 during a 6 hour tournament challenge, yesterday. Caught several more, but, unfortunately, were under the 12 inch limit. Live and learn. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    18.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks guys!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice work Jim! looks like a good day to me!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice one Jim.
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  3. Decided to get out and practice a few techniques that are not part of my comfort zone. Last time was weightless worms. This time, I decided to focus on Drop Shotting, ...more as well as scope out a potential body of water for an upcoming challenge. Six, in all. First one thrashed and snapped my line with my bait still in it's mouth. Second one, my phone must not have got the shot like I thought. The true memory of the day, was at around 1 O'clock, when I decided to check out a shallow bay. Paddled through a giant bait ball. Spun around, put down the drop shot and picked up a black paddletail. On the 2nd or 3rd cast, I had my bite. Didn't think much of it, until a tank all of 6 or 7 pounds jumped next to my kayak, and spit the bait! God, I wish I had landed her! Totally dwarfed my PB of 5 pounds! At least I have the memory.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Jim Holland 0
      My pleasure, Mark. Go get em!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Jim
    3. Jim Holland 0
      I've only launched at Long Boom boat launch, but I wouldn't advise venturing into the stump field to the left of it, first time. Many of the stumps are just ...more below the surface, and if you're not careful, you can end up stuck on one, or flipped into the water. I would probably launch at Lake Wilhelm Boat Launch #3
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      I'm thinking of heading here Monday. Where is a good place to launch my Kayak?
    5. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks, Mark!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Thats a great day though, wtg.
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  4. Details: 3 lb. 22 in. Walleye

    Caught 4 walleye but only kept two. All were between 19 and 22 inches. Also small musky in the morning about 20 inches. Used DT’s

    1. Chad Shirey 0
  5. This poor pregnant fatty pooped out a hook πŸ’©

    2 lb. 3 oz. 14 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. very nice Sheila πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Thats a fat one!!! ouch on the hookπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    3. 2 pounder!!!!! Woohoo! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Chad Shirey 0
      getting bigger Sheila
    5. LOL!!! Nice healthy one πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. Got the old canoe out β˜€οΈ

    Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. very pretty shot.. πŸ‘
    2. Kitty πŸ›ΆπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. Chad Shirey 0
      that's a cat
    4. Nice view from the canoeπŸ‘πŸ»
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  7. Just a wee baby

    10 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. Sheila Burk 0
    2. Sheila Burk 0
    3. He was hungryπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Better let him go to grow into a 2 pounder!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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  8. 1 lb. 14 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. love your catfish huh Sheila?? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. Very nice Bullhead!!! great pic too😎
    4. Those are some monster bullheads Sheila!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Sheila Burk 0
      Thanks Josh πŸ˜†
    6. Sheila Burk 0
      Thanks Josh πŸ˜†
    7. Another good one SheilaπŸ‘πŸ».
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  9. Always catching catfish

    1 lb. 2 oz. 13 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. J C 0
      im serious! πŸ˜†
    2. J C 0
      I need a tournament partner!!!!???
    3. Kyren Gardner 0
    4. Nice Kitty Cat Sheila! Nice pic tooπŸ‘
    5. Sheila Burk 0
      I’m there quite often πŸ˜„ thanks guys.
    6. b ripoer 0
      Nice Cat, thats a fun lake to fish was there yesterday.
    7. Bap Jackson 0
      Sheila....”Queen of the Catfish”
    8. That's a big bullhead! Great pic Sheila! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Sheila Burk 0
      thanks Josh! and agreedπŸ˜„
    10. Sure beats catching nothing! Nice pic Sheila
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  10. Beautiful night

    12 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish

    1. Drew H 0
      Very nice!
    2. Buddy Pierce 0
      great picture.
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