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April Brings Crazy Weather to Clear Lake

While the fishing was incredible in March, April was completely different at Clearlake. The weather has the fish so messed up that they have backed off and are hard to figure out. The bass were ready to move to the bank and start the spawning process but cold front after cold front with high winds dropped the water temp and left the fish confused. Now the forecast is calling for stable, warm weather coming soon so the fish will move up and do their thing next week. If you like looking at big bass and catching them give me a call and let’s get you booked ASAP. As far Lake Berryessa the fishing there is really good right now. The water is clearing up so you can see the fish that are on the beds and they are aggressive. Put a drop shot in front of them and hang on!

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High North Wind Slow Clear Lake Bite

We have had supper high winds at Clear Lake this week and the bass here don’t like cold north wind! Even with the wind Clear Lake is still better than most. I had clients catch fish up to 9 pounds and I caught a 9.5 pounder. They are still eating rip and jerk baits, Lucky Craft LV500 and other lipless crank baits, Little Creepers Trash Fish and other swim baits including glide baits. Lake Berryessa is also kicking out some giant bass like the 14 pounder caught by a team in the American Bass Ass. tournament Saturday. Back at Clear Lake the water temp is climbing to 65 in the day so the bite will change from prespawn to spawning bass really soon. So if you like looking at bed fish get ready it almost here!

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Clear Lake is the Best Lake in the Country

That’s right, Clear Lake is the number one lake in the world right now!!! I have personally caught 8 fish over 10 pounds in the last 3 weeks with the best three weighing in at 11.54(in the Wild West Bass Trail tourney), 12 pounds 2 ounce, and 13 pounds 13 ounce. Also had a client last week catch a 10.2 pounder and 4 more over 8 pounds. These are not fish caught on minnow but lures. The better bass are being caught on lures with the bigger numbers of bass coming on minnows. I have also seen pictures of many many other bass over ten pounds in the last couple weeks. The best baits right now are rip baits, Lucky Craft LV500, A-rig, and swim baits. With the weather that’s coming this week the fish will be hitting the shores and spawning soon so if you are looking to get in on some of this prespawn fishing you better call ASAP!!! If bed fishing is your thing, then call me and let’s get a date set before my calendar fills.

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Awesome Week on Clear Lake

This has been an incredible week. I have caught a 13 pound 13 ounce bass and a 12.2 pounder plus 3 more over 10 pounds. I’ve had a client, Randy catch a 10.2 pounder and several more over 8 pounds. His goal was to catch his personal best, a bass over 7 pounds…easily surpassed! Catching a 10 pound bass was on his bucket list…Checked that one off!!! Last year Clear Lake was ranked number 3 in the country…well it’s better this year. Has to be number one. What other lake can produce 3 fish over 11 pounds in a tournament and 8 over 10 pounds. Then turn around and have a tourney with 6 more over 10 the following week? I have personally caught 9 fish over 10 pounds this month with 2 of them coming in one tournament. It was the Wild West Bass Trail tournament which I caught a 11.54 pounder that was the second big fish of the tourney. We had 40.19 pounds total that landed us in 2nd place behind a 41.5 pound bag. We still have a few more week of prespawn fishing then it’s time to look at them on beds… Bed fishing!! If you want to get in on some of the best fishing on the best big bass lake in the world give me a call and let’s get you on the calendar.

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Clear Lake is on Fire

What a great weekend!!! Saturday, Konocti Vista Casino hosted the 3rd Wild West Bass Trail tournament of the season at Clear Lake. My partner and I finished second with 40.19 pounds. We had a 11.54 pound kicker plus a 10.05 pound toad!!! We caught fish on the A-Rig, Lucky Craft LV500, And a couple different rip baits. The biggest bass came on a rip bait. Lake Berryessa was a little tougher Sunday but we managed to put together 17.5 pounds. The fish there came on spinner baits, chatter baits, and shallow crank baits. At Clear Lake the fish will be moving onto their beds really soon but we still have a small window to catch these giant bass while they are in the prespawn stage. This week and next are booked so if you want to get on some of Clear Lake’s best fishing give me a call!!

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Clear Lake will Drop Below Flood Stage Today

Thanks to the lack of rain over the past couple weeks the lake will drop below the flood stage today. Konocti Vista Casino launch ramp is open and I have heard that the ramps at Library Park in Lakeport are open now also. As of yesterday the boat ramps at Redbud Park in Clearlake are still closed but should reopen soon. The fishing is phenomenal right now as the bass are starting their staging process getting ready to spawn. The crappie are also still biting really well. This weekend the Wild West Bass Trail will be at Clear Lake bringing 150 to 200plus teams trying to cash in on a $10,000 pay day for first place. Lake Berryessa is still flowing over the Glory Hole but the fishing is impoving daily. I still have a couple days open in March and April so if you’re looking to catch a giant bass now is the time! Call me and let make it happen!!

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Clear Lake is Open!!

As many of you know Clear Lake has been closed to all motorized vessels for the past couple weeks. Well it was reopened today!!!! That’s great news because it’s time for the giant bass in Clear Lake to start really eating. March is always a great month here and this year should be outstanding! I’m booked up most of March but still have a few days open after 3/12. I’m also available on 3/4 – 3/5. I will be on Lake Berryessa tomorrow though Friday and then back on Clear Lake. April and May are also great months to catch a giant fish on either lake so if you want to catch the fish of a life time give me a call and let’s get you booked before those months fill also!!

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Clear Lake vs Lake Shasta

Well Lake Shasta is officially off limits to all competitors in the WWBT pro/am next weekend. Looking forward to fishing that tournament again this year. As far as Clear Lake there are some good bass and crappie being caught. The water is starting to stabilize and clear so the fishing is only going to get better. Wether you are looking to catch a huge limit of crappie or the bass of a lifetime now is the time to head to Clear Lake. As far as Lake Bwrryessa goes it is filling fast and the fish are eating. Call me and let’s do it!!!

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WWBT at Lake Oroville

Yesterday was the first Wild West team tournament of the year and the rising water made it tough for a lot of the fishermen. My partner and I caught about 20 keeper bass with the best 7 (7 fish limit with WWBT) weighing 12.38 which was good enough for 8th place. Not bad in a 167 boat field. Congrats to Kris Sisto and Tim Rhyme with the winning sack weighing 14.70 pounds and Zack Thompson with the big fish of 4.93. Now it’s time to focus on Clear Lake. The stable weather and clearing water should get the big bass biting here so if your ready for some late winter, early spring bass busting hit me up!

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Clear Lake is Rising and Muddy

Well Clear Lake is on the rise again. By the end of this storm Clear Lake will be over 5 feet which is a good start to the rainy season. Possibly full by the end of the month. So far today we have 4.25 inches and still come down. I live in Hidden Valley on Putah creek which flow into Lake Berryessa. It’s a river now so Berryessa will come up a lot also. Looking forward to some good fishing once this storm move out.

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