Houghton Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.02 (High)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 08 Knots (9 MPH)

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Houghton Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
This report is for the last couple weeks on Old Hickory. Fishing over the first half of the period remained pretty tough overall. With the cold front we had at the end of last week, the fishing has pi... [more]

-Ian Huey

Keystone Lake, OK
Keystone Striper fishing is good and getting better each day. Early morning and late afternoon finds fish actively feeding in very shallow water. At those times we\'re using top water or small swim b... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Michigan Reports

Houghton Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Houghton 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. Vital fishing information for Houghton Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!


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1-3 ft

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Houghton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Houghton Lake at 57 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.
Houghton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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- fish the sandy shorelines with spinner baits and crankbsits
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Houghton Lake Crappie Fishing

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The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 57 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Houghton Lake Walleye Fishing

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Houghton Lake Catfish Fishing

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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.
Houghton Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Houghton Lake White Bass Fishing

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Houghton Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Houghton Lake Trout Fishing

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Houghton Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
07:38 EST

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% Illuminated
Days to Full

19:16 EST

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