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Wilson Lake

AL (Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence)

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Summer Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • Bobber
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth

Lake Details

What you need to know about fishing Wilson Lake

Lake Wilson was created by the Wilson Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority on the Tennessee River. Located in Northern Alabama and covering nearly 16,000 acres of water the man-made lake contains largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, and catfish. Anglers typically target the trophy smallmouth bass that live in the lake. The rapid moving water south of the Wheeler Dam is a great place to find trophy smallmouth by throwing live bait rigs with a nose hooked live shad or a crankbait in the spring and fall. Catfish will move into this area in the summer and can be caught on live bait using a heavy rod, heavy braided line, and sinker slides. While a boat is a great way to catch fish in the tailwaters of the dam there’s also great opportunities for bank anglers to cast crankbaits or jigs with soft plastics that match common food source in Lake Wilson like shad and craw fish.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

62.87 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

crappie, Catfish

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