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Lake Wilson In Hawaii

Boating, camping and fishing.

Use of boats is permitted for fishing only - no water sports or sightseeing at Wahiawa Reservoir, aka Lake Wilson. Hawaii's best freshwater fishery is this 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. 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. 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.

Area Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


No RV parks or campgrounds at the lake or state park.

Wahiawa Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Lake Wilson include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, tilapia and tucunare (peacock bass).

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Bluegill Tilapia

Click here for a HI Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Wahiawā Freshwater State Recreation Area
380 Walker Ave
Wahiawa, HI 96786
808 622-6316

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