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Fish or Watch the Olympics

Well yesterday the wind blew really hard so I did catch up on the olypics somewhat. Today I’m back in my Ranger boat getting ready to hit Lake Berryessa. The cold front and wind will affect the bass there less than the shallow fish at Clear Lake. Friday I’ll be headed back to Lake Shasta for the Wild West Bass Trail team tournament this weekend. All 3 lakes are fishing really good right now so if you’re ready for the years biggest bass, hit me up!

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The Bite is on at Clear Lake

That’s right Clear Lake is kicking out lots of bass with some big ones in the mix. The crappie bite is still good here also. It took 29 pounds to win the fund raiser tournament last weekend and 17 pounds to get a check in a 50 boat field. Fish were caught on everything from drops shotting to A-rigs to big swim baits. Lake Berryessa is turning on also. Yesterday in the Berryessa Bass Trail it took 24 pounds to win and there was a 9 pound pig caught. If you interested in some great early spring fishing give me a call.

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Happy New Year

Well 2018 is here and it’s time to get ready for the best bass fishing of the year in Northern California. I have been out of the loop for a couple months due to family emergencies and vacationing. While 2017 was a great year for fishing I’m looking forward to getting the new year under way. I have done some upgrading my Ranger boat and while it’s not the newest on the lake it has new carpet and a fresh detailing plus I have the new Minn Kota Ultrex on the way. I’m ready for the new tournament season to begin and supper excited to put my clients on some giant bass in both Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa. It’s the time of the year when anglers start getting the itch so if your looking for a specific date you should call sooner than later to get on the books before you day is taken.

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Clear Lake is Filling Up

Clear Lake is currently at 6.35 which is about one foot from the full mark. The bad thing is they are starting to open the dam and let water out in order to prevent flooding. I think it is a little too soon as the lake has only come up about 5 feet all year and flood stage is at 9.5 feet. We are a long way from that mark at this point! Hopefully they won’t dump too much water. As far as the fishing goes, before the rains started the fishing had been really awesome but the water was getting supper clear which makes the fishing tough. The rains not only bring the lake level up but also stain the water so as soon as the rains slow down the fishing should be nothing short of great. Not only is the bass fishing good, so is the crappie fishing. The best way to catch these tasty fish is with small jigs or minnows. For the bass it’s time to start throwing swim baits over the grass flats. They can be caught with anything from Little Creepers Trash Fish to 12 inch Osprey swim baits and River2Sea S-Waver to 14 inch glide baits. While Clear Lake is nearly full and should be above the full mark by the time this rain is over, Lake Berryessa is still severely low. Only a few of the lake’s boat ramps are currently open dew to the low water level there. The fishing there is still good though with a few small mouth and large mouth moving up on their beds just before the rain started. Well if this weather is making you stir crazy, give me a call and let me guide you to some of the years best fishing!

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Lake County is on Fire

This time it’s not Clear Lake it’s Lake County. The fires here have caused complete devastion. Thousands of people have been evcuated and many, many have lost their homes. I personally have been evcuated from my home since Saturday and have no idea when I’ll be able to return. And to top it off the fishing is really good right now. I was looking forward to the upcoming FLW tournament and the Triton owners tourney which have or probably will be canceled or rescheduled. The bass are really eating good right now. You can catch fish on jigs, crank baits, swim baits, and drop shots. I should be able to get in and get my boat in the next few days then I’ll be able get back on the water. If you want to join me in one of these exciting fish catching outings now is the time to call!

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ABA Tournament at Clear Lake

Well I think it’s safe to say the fishing is good at Clear Lake now. Yesterday we fished an ABA tourney here and had 25.09 pounds and were somewhere in the middle of the 55 boat field . I also caught a 8.15 pounder that was the 5th or 6th big bass of the day. There were at least 8 teams that had 30 plus pounds. The big fish of the day was a giant 10.8 pounder caught by Brad Amodeo. Congrats Brad!

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Winter Preparation

Well now is the time to start getting ready for the upcoming fishing season. I have my boat in the shop getting it’s annual tune-up. The lake has gotten really cold so the bite has been slow. However you can still catch bass with a drop shot rig and jigs fished slow. There are also a few fish being caught on swimbaits. Minnows, of course, is the way to go if you just want to catch lots of fish. If you are thinking about take a trip to Clear Lake this year now is the time to make plans. So call early and get the dates you want to fish before the best dates are taken.

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