West Branch Reservoir

Portage - Ohio


  • 336 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 21 spots

Rated as the best muskie water in the state. Many fish, including a possible state record. Lots of bass in the 12-to 6-inch range. Excellent launching and public use facilities.

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West Branch Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. 29 in. Northern Pike with a grandma

    1. Neil Chikik 0
      appreciate the response, thank you! I'm hoping to get a couple pike before it gets to cold out this year.
    2. we usually fish the no wake side but lake was nice due to no pleasure boaters so we fished the main lake. the musky was caught in front of beach area and the northern ...more was caught around the island
    3. Neil Chikik 0
      awesome fish! looks like you guys had a great day out there! do you mind me asking around what area you were at? wake side/ no wake side?
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  2. 40 in. Muskellunge with a ERC TRIPLE D

    1. Jerry Moffo 0
      Docks were still in last week. The water level was down but not very much. Also caught 6 catfish...on muskie lures!
    2. nice catch, are the docks still in and how is the water level
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  3. 38” Musky, very quick pic and released perfect

    38 in. Muskellunge with a Grandma

  4. day 2 - solo selfie, 39 inches, 17.2 lbs pardon my gut 😊

    274.0 39.0 in. Muskellunge with a rapala cracklin minnow

    1. Neil Chikik 0
      Jerry, not taken as an insult at all. im still learning a lot, any tips are appreciated. thank you!
    2. Jerry Moffo 0
      Definitely didn't mean it as an insult, just sharing what I've learned over the decades. I fish solo a lot and they are definitely a handful
    3. Neil Chikik 0
      I don't disagree at all on holding the fish by the body. it was a very quick catch and release. plus you can only do so much when you go out by yourself, ...more and want a picture w your favorite species of fish. appreciate the tips guys, keep them coming please! this is only my second year fishing for them.
    4. Nice catch bud Jerry is correct holding them vertical can kill them they swim off but eventually die it's called delayed mortality holding big fish like Musky's ...more vertical screws up their guts.
    5. Jeff Ultican 0
      It’s fine
    6. Jerry Moffo 0
      Nice fish. Always support their body when holding though
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  5. decided to take the boat out by myself today.... glad I did! 41 inch, 20.6 lb musky

    326.0 41.0 in. Muskellunge with a Rapala Rippin' Rap

  6. Actually a shovel head not channel cat

    37 lb. 6 oz. Channel Catfish with a Berkley Snap Jigs

    1. Neil Chikik 0
      incredible! nice catch
  7. 38”, trolling a Wiley

    38 in. Muskellunge with a willey

    1. Don Keough 0
      One day I will be so lucky
  8. 114.0 26.0 in. Channel Catfish with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

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