West Branch Lake

Current Temperature:
57°

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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West Branch Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-11
This past week has been pretty typical for Old Hickory in July. We have had some good days but mixed in with those good days are the days the fish make us work. Every year around now the fish seem to ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Michigan Reports

Lake Allegan, MI
2014-07-26
Place looks nice, but no sign of life in terms of fishing. Shocked to see no other fishing boats on a Saturday morning - maybe this confirms my first morning of no action at all - not worth launchi... [more]

C S Mott Lake, MI
2014-07-15
Bass are really active today 7/14/14 as well are the Pike ctching both on orange and multi colored crawdads and some crankbaits. Mostly on the free boat launch end... [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. Vital fishing information for West Branch 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:
Alger

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Surface Area (acres):
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Latitude:
46.337723

Longitude:
-86.422538

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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 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.
West Branch Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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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!!
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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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!
West Branch Lake Catfish Fishing

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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:
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:
06:28 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
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Sunset:
21:15 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/...