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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Muskegon Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Muskegon Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Michigan
Latitude:
43.2400140000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Muskegon
Longitude:
-86.2870720000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
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Muskegon Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Muskegon Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- ask "KVD" what he's doing and you should catch some.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Muskegon Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Muskegon Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Muskegon Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- slip bobber a minnow.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Muskegon Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Muskegon Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- jiggin' spoon with a minnow head through the ice. husky jerk or swim bait such as northlands and storms in spring, focus presentation over color but don't rule out color.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Muskegon Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
Muskegon Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When the water is warm at the beach (65+ degrees), fish the piers with cut bait, gizzard shad, alewife, and shrimp. Lots of catfish in the 5-15 pound range. Use a Sabiki rig to catch alewives in the channel.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Muskegon Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
5
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Muskegon Lake White Bass Rating:
5
Muskegon Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- ask a 6 year old what he's doing and you should catch some.
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Muskegon Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Muskegon Lake Trout Rating:
0
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:44 EST

Sunset:

20:40 EST

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