Muskegon Lake
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
42° (What's This)
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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:
43.240014
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Muskegon
Longitude:
-86.287072
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):
With Muskegon Lake at 42 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Muskegon Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Muskegon Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Muskegon Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Muskegon Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- slip bobber a minnow.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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
Muskegon Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Muskegon Lake at 42 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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:

Sunrise:

07:45 EST

Sunset:

19:24 EST

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