Wiser Lake

Three miles southwest of Lynden. Fishing opportunities include resident Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullhead Catfish, and Pumpkinseed Sunfish.

There is a WDFW access with boat ramp and toilet.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Boat ramp only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whatcom
Acreage: 116.10 ac.
Elevation: 56 ft.
Center: 48.9037, -122.481092
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Wiser Lake
Photo by WDFW