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Lake Fenton, MI
2016-04-29
On 4-25-2016 I caught a 34 inch 11.5 lb pike fishing in about 5 feet of water with a large minnow . It was a slow day but this fish made up for it.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Isabella 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. Lake Isabella water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. 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
Latitude:
43.641611
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Isabella
Longitude:
-85.009852
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2012-06-02
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 69
The weeds have taken over the south side of the lake along with the inlets and from the river boat launch to the flats use caution when entering these areas, you may want to take something to help get weeds of your prop. Large mouth bass can be found in the river channel and are starting to go to shallower water. Crank baits and lures that are sub surface are the best at medium speed but bass have been taken on a hook and worm anchored in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Lake Isabella Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Isabella Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use plastics and spinner bates. Am catching a lot of bass large and small with them in 5
to 7 ft of water. Djfguitars
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Lake Isabella that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
Lake Isabella Smallmouth Bass Rating:
5
Lake Isabella Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The lake has been taken over by weeds, the south side of the lake along with the inlets and river boat launch to the flats are thick with prop tangling weeds. Use caution with your motors. Crank baits that are surface or sub surface are the best if you have the patients to deal with the weeds that you bring in. 6 foot to 8 feet of water with medium speed with green or yellow colors are working this week. Again use caution with the amount of weeds this year guys are burning up trolling motors trying navigate the shore lines
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Isabella Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Isabella Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake Isabella Walleye Rating:
3
Lake Isabella Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Lake Isabella Catfish Rating:
3
Lake Isabella Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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.
Lake Isabella Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Isabella White Bass Rating:
2.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Isabella Striped Bass Rating:
3
Lake Isabella Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Isabella Trout Rating:
4
Lake Isabella Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:28 EST

Sunset:

20:44 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full