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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Macatawa 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 Macatawa 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:
42.784606
Maximum Depth (ft):
50
County:
Ottawa
Longitude:
-86.161283
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
1811
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Guest
2012-07-04
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
fish biteing in pine creek bay in 1-2 ft water and in river by bridge and boat works
Guest
2012-06-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Catfish action is excellent in the morning and at night after 10 pm, try at the fishermens pier for sheephead, excellent smallmouth action at the pier also
Guest
2012-05-31
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
many white perch and white bass caught on worms, sheephead are being caught now, catfish action is good, bluegill are in the shallows
Guest
2012-05-28
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Wondering if there are any Garr Pike in the lake
Guest
2012-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing is SLOW, but with this weeks warm temperatures fishing should pick up again by wednesday or thursday
Guest
2012-03-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
With the water temperature dropping the white bass have moved away from the shallows. There are some perch being caught on worms, the bigger catfish are nowhere to be found while catfish up to 7 pounds are caught in the shallows with just about any known catfish bait.
Guest
2012-03-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
With the water temperature dropping the white bass have moved away from the shallows. There are some perch being caught on worms, the bigger catfish are nowhere to be found while catfish up to 7 pounds are caught in the shallows with just about any known catfish bait.
bonkers88
2012-03-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 54
With the rising water temperature the fishing is heating up. There are alot of yellow perch, white bass and some small sheephead being caught on worms. The catfish are not biting on worms. They seem to prefer liver, raw shrimp, or any kind of cut bait. There is one fisherman out at Dunton Park who seems to always be catching monster catfish up to 16 lbs anytime of the day while no one else can.
Guest
2012-03-17
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
Catching some bass by the rocks along the peir and by the rocks near the red house light with huge and bright 10" worms.
Guest
2012-03-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
Alot of white bass are caught at Dunton Park with crawlers both day and night. You can catch channel catfish in the 1-5 pound range on crawlers and chicken liver at night. Cast into deeper water for those bigger channel cats.
Lake Macatawa Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Macatawa at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Macatawa Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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 Macatawa Crappie Rating:
4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Macatawa Walleye Rating:
3.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Macatawa Catfish Rating:
4.5
Lake Macatawa Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are great in lake Mac! They are always active when the water is warm and you never go
home disappointed.
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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 Macatawa Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Macatawa at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Macatawa White Bass Rating:
4
Lake Macatawa White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- They are in the shallows, almost everywhere right now.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Macatawa Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Macatawa Trout Rating:
4
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:37 EST

Sunset:

20:45 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full