Branched Oak Lake is a great option for anglers looking to catch something different. This lake’s primary draw is its excellent crappie and catfish fishing, but there are also plenty of walleye, wipers, large mount bass and blue gills. Branched Oak Lake is home to three varieties of catfish – flatheads, blue, and channel catfish. While most of the channel catfish grow to about 3-8 pounds, you’ll occasionally be able to bag one that is 15-20 pounds. And when it comes to the flatheads, don’t be surprised if you reel in something that exceeds 40 pounds. The spring spawn of crappie attracts many fishermen to the shallow area along the shore. This is where the fish hide out, opting to stick close to the brush piles and rock jetties. The walleye population here is sparse, so they can be difficult to catch. However, if you’re lucky enough to catch one, you may be rewarded with a trophy-sized fish.
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