West Branch Lake

Current Temperature:
59°

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 05 Knots (6 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

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]

Crotched Lake, MI
2014-07-11
There is a large population of small mouth bass especially in the northwest corner of the lake near the creek run off...crappie can be caught near the drop off directly across from the boat launch and... [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):
0

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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 Community Fishing Reports


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West Branch Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
West Branch Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
West Branch Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
West Branch Lake Walleye Fishing

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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!
West Branch 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.
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 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:
06:22 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
21:21 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/...