West Branch Lake

Current Temperature:
86°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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West Branch Lake
National Pro Reports

Lake Guntersville, AL
2015-07-11
Guntersville Lake 10 July 2015 %u2013 Another great day on the water! Today it was back to the Mussel Crawler Jig from Tightline Jigs%u2026 ½ ounce Guntersville Special or Green Tequila Tightli... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Michigan Reports

Nichwagh Lake, MI
2015-07-25
The bass fishing here is great but I just caught something I\'ve never seen before. I don\'t even know how to describe it. I almost had the shape of a trout but the color and textue of a channel... [more]

Nichwagh Lake, MI
2015-07-25
The bass fishing here is great but I just caught something I\'ve never seen before. I don\'t even know how to describe it. I almost had the shape of a trout but the color and textue of a channel... [more]

Lake Ovid, MI
2015-07-20
I don\'t even want to give this lake a fish rating of 1....TERRIBLE FISHING!!... [more]

West Branch Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com West Branch 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. West Branch 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

County:
Alger

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
46.337723

Longitude:
-86.422538

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Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

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West Branch Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
West Branch Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
West Branch Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
West Branch Lake Walleye Fishing

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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
West Branch Lake Catfish Fishing

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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
West Branch Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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West Branch Lake White Bass Fishing

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West Branch Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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West Branch Lake Trout Fishing

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West Branch Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:27 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
21:17 EST







West Branch Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/welcome.asp...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.michigandnr.com/MASTERANGLER/...