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Rain, Rain Go…

Well I would like to say we have had enough rain but that’s not the case! We need a lot more rain to get Clear Lake back up to were it needs to be. The fishing is still good even though the lake is low but more water would be great. The bass are starting to look at the bank and that means big fish in our short futures! There is a big tournament here this weekend but I will be at Lake Berryessa on Sunday taking out a couple teenagers for the high school tourney there. It should be a lot of fun as Berryessa is turning on really good right now. Next week I’ll be busy on Clear Lake with a couple trips so I should have a better report soon. My calendar, as well as most of the guides here is starting to fill fast as this is the busiest time of the year…also the best time to catch a real trophy bass so call soon to book your trip of a lifetime….

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Cold Front Blues

This time of the year fishing can go from 0 to 100 over night…or vise versa! This week for example I caught 2 fish on Monday. Then on Tuesday with a client we caught 30 plus bass up to 5.5 pounds followed by a 1 fish day on Wednesday. All three days we fished the same areas of the lake. This was on Clear Lake where we have shallow water with largemouth bass. Lake Berryessa on the other hand has much deeper water with largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass and the fish aren’t as affected by the cold weather. Both lakes are on the verge of pre spawn so the fish are in the areas that lead to spawning areas. With all that being said this is the time of the year to catch a true giant so if your will to take a chance with the weather give me a call and let’s get you a trophy bass!

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Home Sweet Clear Lake

It’s good to be back at Clear Lake catching big bass. I had a trip yesterday and the bite was great, despite not great weather! We had rain, snow, and high winds but caught lots of nice fish. The best one was a 8.2 pound bass, with a total of around 60 fish. Today I was at Lake Berryessa and it was good there too. Not quiet as big but really nice fish up to 4.5 pounds and we caught smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass. Lake Shatsta was awesome but it’s great to be home!

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Crazy Weather…Confused Bass

Last weekend I was at Lake Shasta for the Wild West Bass Trail WWBT tournament. We came up .23 of a pound short of a check. Our weight was 12.77 and 13.0 was the last check at 39th place in a 195 team tournament. Lake Shasta is a beautiful lake with some awesome fishing. After the tourney my partner and I decided to stay another day and we sacked the spotted bass yesterday. We had 17+ pounds which is what it took to win the day before. Our best fish was a 4.9 pound spot. I guess that’s fishing! Now back at Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa for some big fish. Hopefully the crazy weather hasn’t shut down the bite here!

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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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Wild West Bass Trail (cont.)

Well it seems as though all of my post didn’t make so here’s the rest…I don’t normally guide on Lake Shasta but since I’m going to be up there this week or anytime for that matter I’d be happy to take someone out if you’d like to check out this beautiful lake. The fishing is really good now and there are some absolute giant spotted bass just waiting to try to jerk the rod out of your hand. When one of these fish grab your lure, hang on! Also the scenery is incredible with bald eagles everywhere. So if you are tired of Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa hit me up and let’s hit Shasta county!

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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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Bass Biting at Clear Lake

The Minn Kota Ultrex is mounted and it is awesome! I got to go out on Clear Lake a couple times over the last few days and while the bite isn’t great, it is much better than it has been. Each day we caught at least 15 bass with a big fish over 7 pounds each day. Lake Berryessa is also turning on. My partner and I caught around 25 bass in a tournament there weekend before last with the best 5 weighing almost 18 pounds. Februray can be a great month at both lakes so if you want some great prespawn fishing it’s time to book your trip!

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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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