West Branch Reservoir

Portage - Ohio

  • 373 catches

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  • 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. 45 lb. 47 in. Muskie with a White rooster tail

    1. Mike Coffy 0
      wow very nice, were you trolling or just casting
    2. Jessie Fayne 0
      I caught it September 16th I was trying to change the date on this when I posted it and it wouldn't let me kept going back to 1899
    3. Maria V 0
      When did you catch this monster? The date says 1899??
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  2. Buddy got a nice one on the 8


    1. Ann Faulkner 0
  3. 2 lb. 12.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Night Crawler

  4. 2 lb. 5 oz. 12.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Night crawler

  5. 2 lb. 5 oz. 12.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a night crawler

  6. 3 lb. 12.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Night Crawlers

  7. Details: 1 lb. 12 in. Striped Bass with a Mepps Aglia Long #2 Rainbow Scale

    A feeding school showed up and caught about 10 of them. One about a pound.

  8. Forecaster said not very active I caught 3 in 20 minutes. I can’t wait for them to be active , good luck enjoy

    11 in. Largemouth Bass with a night crawlers

  9. 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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  10. 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. Tim Grentzinger 0
      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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