Wilson Lake

General Information

County: Lee
Location: 4 miles east of Donnellson
Acres: 8.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Wilson Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at (319)694-2430
Plenty of trout left from the stocking at the end of March. Get the kids out this weekend and catch some.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Work the culvert piles and cedar trees and you should be able to find some trout. They have settled down some so it's a good time to switch to using natural baits and powerbait under bobber in these areas.
Brook Trout - Good: It was a 500 brook trout 500 rainbow trout mix at the stocking. Look for them to be in the same places as the rainbows.

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • annual 2017 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 1,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Apr 2016 - 205 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Apr 2016 - 1,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 9/13/16 - 129 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • annual 2015 - 101 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,866 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,785 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/24/2014 - 144 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Winter 2013 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Winter 2013 - 1,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2012 - 100 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2012 - 1,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/05/2012 - 360 Channel Catfish (8.2")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout

Contacts

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.