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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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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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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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Wild West Bass Trail at Shasta

As bad as I hate to leave Lake and Napa counties, it’s time to head to Lake Shasta for the WWBT pro/am tournament. I am looking forward to that tourney though as it have done well there the last couple years. This year I’m going to add the floating fly to my arsenal. Past years my top techinics have been senkos, tubes, swimbaits, and the A-rig. After that it’s back to Clear Lake to prepare to the Leukemia fundraiser tournament along with a couple trips to Lake Berryessa. The 2018 season is underway…

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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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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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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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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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