Guide To Fishing At Wahiawa Reservoir
AKA: Lake Wilson
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, tilapia and tucunare (peacock bass) at Lake Wilson in Hawaii.
Hawaii's best freshwater fishery, Wahiawa Reservoir, aka Lake Wilson is a 400-acre reservoir in north-central O'ahu, at Wahiawa, HI. About 20 miles of shoreline encompass the north fork and south fork of these fertile fishing waters. Anglers can fish for bass, catfish, bluegill, tilapia and peacock bass in this quality bass fishery. All bass and peacock bass must be released immediately as this is a catch and release only lake for these species. See details for Wahiawa Lake here. Muddy water in winter (November through March), caused by excessive rain makes for poor fishing. The remaining months are warmer with considerably less rain, making it the better time to fish for bass and peacock bass. There is a boat launch, restrooms and picnic tables at Wahiawā Freshwater State Recreation Area. Use of boats is permitted for fishing only - no water sports or sightseeing. Kayaks and canoes are a popular way to fish this serene waterway. Shoreline fishing is available at the rec area and several other access points around the lake. Local fishing guides can enhance a day of fishing here.
Primary fish species residing in Wahiawa Reservoir
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
See details for tucunare (peacock bass) and other HI species.
Lake Wilson Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Contumacious Trail Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the south arm of the lake, off Contumacious Trail, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Hawaii Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
There are no RV parks or campgrounds at the lake or state park.
Wahiawa Reservoir HI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Wahiawā Freshwater State Recreation Area
380 Walker Ave
Wahiawa, HI 96786
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Fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill, tilapia and peacock bass at Wahiawa Reservoir in north-central Oahu, Hawaii.