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My dad was up there last week and said the fishing was slow. Caught a lot of dink perch and a not legal walleye. He said there were signs posted at the launch that they just dumped chemicals in the lake to kill the milfoil or something along those lines.

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My family is heading there for a week in August. Never fished it before. Any advice? Pm me if you want. Thank you.


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My grandparents have had a cottage on Houghton Lake since the 60s-70s. As far as fishing goes, there are fish in there but don't expect much. It is a very shallow lake (a couple of 20-30ft holes) but most of the lake is 10-15ft deep.




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Just got back from Houghton. Water temp was 84.9 degrees. Caught a few in the usual spots.


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The water is really warm and the fishing is really slow. Lots of guys going out but not catching much.
 

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I have been up at the ole' cottage for about three weeks now. The fishing is slow. Every night I manage to catch something usually consisting of the following: dinky perch, blue bills, an occasional walleye, and pike. For the record, I have thrown back more walleye that I have kept. They all seem to be 14" inches.

Like others have said, the lake is WARM. I have had best luck when fishing from dusk to dark.

Oh yeah...my techniques have been jigging and running a slip bobber.

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It never approaches 30'. 21'-22' is the max, but there are tons of walleye. Big ones are tough to find but do exist


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