West Branch Reservoir

Portage - Ohio


  • 365 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. 13 lb. 35.0 in. Chain Pickerel with a gulp minnow

    1. Rick Carey 0
      it is a Pike..sorry I pushed the wrong button on the fish idy app..my bad it was 35 inches left scale at home estimated the weight..their should be more pics on ...more the app I posted? sorry buddy
    2. Daniel Fetchak 0
      Do you have a better picture? I never saw a chain pickerel that big. Are you sure it wasn't a northern Pike?
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  2. New to fishing...What are some tips to avoid passing human scent onto bait.

    1. greg lightcap 0
      anis oil on your hands. find in the grocery store.
    2. Tim Martell 0
      regular showers.
    3. Scott S 0
      I agree with Tim...not so much an issue. Hard baits don't really hold scent, and most soft baits these days have their own scent imbedded in the bait. If you ...more are using live bait, even less of an issue
    4. Never worried about it. I have seen several comparison videos for crappie. scented jig vs plain jig, that kind of thing. Saw one jig vs jig sprayed with bug repellent. ...more Bug spray had little to no effect.
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  3. 38 in. Muskie

    1. al mccoy 0
      Nice
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Richard!!
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