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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 at Lake Shasta

Even though the bite is on at Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa I’m gearing up to go the Lake Shasta for the WWBT tournament. The lake goes off limits Monday so I’m going to take a couple trips up to see if I can find some big spotted bass. With all the great weather we have had there could be a swimbait bite up there. So for now it’s good bye Lake county and hello Shasta county.

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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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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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Changing Gears

Well after a 8th place finish in the Wild West Bass Trail at Lake Oroville and a 3rd place finish at Lake Berryessa in the Berryessa Bass Tounament Trail, it’s good to be back home on Clear Lake! Now it’s time to get ready for the American Bass tournament here this Sunday. We have gotten quite a bit of rain this season but both Clear Lake and Berryessa need a lot more water!

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