The oak covered Chautauqua Hills lie along the east and south side of the lake, along with the native grass covered rolling terrain to the west and north, provide a beautiful setting for Woodson State Fishing Lake. The lake itself is 180 surface acres and is located on a tributary of Big Sandy creek. About 75% of public use on the area centers around the lake. Primary use is by anglers; however, the beautiful setting of the lake draws many campers and day users. Facilities provided for public use include two information kiosks, one shelter house, four vault toilets, 40 primitive camping sites, one boat ramp, one handicap accessible boat/fishing dock, five earthen fishing piers and seven miles of gravel roads.The management of Woodson State Lake continues to focus on providing the public with a quality fishing experience. There are seven solar powered fish feeders located across the lake. This supplemental feeding program increases the average size of channel cat, wiper and bluegill in the lake. Catching a trophy size channel cat is a good possibility. Fish populations managed for at Woodson State Lake include Channel Cat, Wiper, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Black Crappie, and Panfish (bluegill and redear sunfish).

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6


Z-Man Fishing Products Jigs 1/10 oz NedlockZ

Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack


Big Bite Baits Panfish baits Alewife Crappie Thumper

Panfish Baits