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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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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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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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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 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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Lake Shasta Here We Come

Time to leave Clear Lake again as bad as I hate to. The fishing here is getting better everyday and I’m going to Lake Shasta to fish the Wild West Bass Trail…the first pro-am of the California region. They still need observers so if any one is interested in a good way to learn the lake this is the best opportunity ever! No cost to the observer! Plus you get to fish. I’ll be back at Clear Lake next week looking for some of the big bass that are starting to stage in the prespawn areas. It’s time to start throwing the big baits for these fish and I can’t wait. Also Lake Berryessa is starting to turn on so I’ll be there a couple days also. Well my calendar is starting to fill up so if you are looking to book a trip this spring give me a call ASAP!

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Winter Time Blues

Well it’s the time of the year that the fishing gets really tough. You may go out and catch only one or two fish, but they will probably be big bass! The best lures right now on Clear Lake are jigs and swimbaits…and of course live minnows. They are eating minnows pretty good so if you the need to catch fish that’s the way to go. At Berryessa the bite is a little better because of the spotted bass population. They can be caught on jigs, worms and spoons in the narrows now. The rains are going to help the water level at both lake and the bite should get better when stable weather returns.

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February, Rain, and Big Bass

Clear Lake water level is higher now than it ever got last year, and there is lots of rain on the way this week. The forecast is calling for 5 to 8 inches of rain which should add another couple feet of water to our unusually low lake. Februray and March are great months for big bass here and they are starting to show up. I have been out of the state for the last week so I haven’t been on the water but will be back tomorrow, rain or shine! Ihave have seen a couple photos of some big fish that were caught in the last few days and can’t wait to get out there and get some of them. The next couple weeks should be really good, especially aftrer the lake settles from the rains. If you are ready for some big bass action give me a call and let’s plan your trip before someone else gets your date!

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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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