Houghton Lake

Current Temperature:
61°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.98 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Houghton Lake
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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!
State:
Michigan

County:
Ogemaw

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
44.348886

Longitude:
-84.437802

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Houghton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Houghton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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 62 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.
Houghton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Houghton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Houghton Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish the sandy shorelines with spinner baits and crankbsits
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Houghton Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Houghton Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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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!
Houghton Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Houghton Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.5/5
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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!
Houghton Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Houghton Lake Catfish Rating:
   2.3/5
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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.
Houghton Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Houghton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Houghton Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Houghton Lake White Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Houghton Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Houghton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Houghton Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Houghton Lake Trout Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Sunrise:
06:53 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:27 EST







Houghton Lake Links
Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau
http://www.visithoughtonlake.com/  

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/...