Clearlake Fishing Guide

Your Ultimate Bass Fishing Adventure!


Clear Lake Bass Guide

Join Carl Keller for an Unforgettable Fishing Experience!

Welcome to the Clear Lake Bass Guide website, where your ultimate bass fishing adventure begins! My name is Carl Keller, and I am looking forward to being your Clear Lake CA fishing guide, dedicated to helping you catch bass in the renowned Bass Capital of the West. Additionally, I offer expertly guided fishing trips on Lake Berryessa, where you can reel in largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, all in the same exciting day.

As an experienced guide and an avid participant in over 20 bass fishing tournaments annually, I am well-equipped to cater to both beginners and seasoned anglers. Whether you’re new to the sport or seeking to refine your skills for fishing tournaments, I will customize the experience to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

Let’s embark on an unforgettable fishing journey together, exploring the abundant waters of Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa. Get ready to create lasting memories and reel in some impressive bass!


Tips and Tricks

Prepare for an exciting adventure with Clear Lake Bass Guide! Don’t forget your California fishing license, sunscreen, and camera to capture unforgettable moments. We provide all fishing gear; feel free to bring your own!

Family Fun

Clearlake is one of the best bass factories in the nation.  I guarantee that you will have a great time, catch some really nice bass, and most of all, make some great memories.

Meet Your Expert Clear Lake CA Fishing Guide – Passionate about Bass Fishing!

As your dedicated Clear Lake CA fishing guide, let me share my passion and experience in bass fishing with you. My journey as an angler began in southern Arkansas, where I fished the local ponds, lakes, and rivers from a young age. At just 10 years old, I caught my first 5-pound bass in a neighborhood farm pond, igniting my lifelong love for bass fishing.

In 1983, I achieved a milestone by landing my first largemouth bass, weighing over 8 pounds, on the Arkansas River. Since then, I’ve been actively participating in fishing tournaments, and at the age of 16, I earned a commendable 3rd place in my first tournament. Over the years, I’ve explored various waters across the country, from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and, of course, California.

These diverse fishing experiences have been invaluable in honing my skills and techniques as both an angler and a guide. They have prepared me to be the knowledgeable and proficient fishing guide that I am today. Whether you’re new to bass fishing or an experienced angler looking to enhance your skills, I am committed to tailoring your fishing trip for an unforgettable and successful experience.

Join me on the waters of Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa, known as the Bass Capital of the West. Let’s make memories and reel in some impressive bass together!

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Guide Services

Half and Full Day Trips

Guide trips are available for half day (5 hours) or full day (8 hours)…night trips are also available.

Lake Berryessa Fishing Trips

Lake Berryessa is one of California’s largest bodies of fresh water, and with over 165 miles of shoreline, Lake Berryessa is located just east of Napa and is a popular fishing location for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

Clearlake CA Fishing Trips

Clear lake is California’s largest natural lake that covers 43,785 acres of water..  in 2019, Bassmaster ranked Clear Lake as the 4th best lake in the country for tournament bass fishing.

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Rate & Trip Details

Short Day Fishing Trips (5 Hours)

– 1 Angler

– $50 for each additional angler.

– 3 Angler maximum.


Clear Lake/ Berryessa


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Full Day Fishing Trips (8 hours)

– 1 Angler price.

– $80 more for each additional angler

– 3 angler maximum.


Clear Lake/ Berryessa


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Why Hire Me?

Catch More Fish

As your trusted Clearlake Bass Guide, I spend over 200 days per year on the water, gaining valuable local knowledge of the best fishing spots. With this expertise, I can guarantee that I’ll put you right where the fish are biting. Whether it’s the abundant bass of Clear Lake or the diverse species in Lake Berryessa, you’re in for an exciting and successful fishing experience.


Accelerate your Learning Curve

With over three decades of guiding and fishing tournaments, I’ve honed my skills in understanding fish behavior under various conditions. I’m dedicated to sharing this wealth of information with you to build your fishing knowledge and boost your confidence. Together, we’ll unlock the secrets of the lakes and improve your angling techniques.


Learn The Lakes

Navigating the vast waters of Clear Lake and Lake Berryessa can be overwhelming, but fear not! As your experienced guide, I’ll show you how to navigate the lakes efficiently. I’ll point out key structures like creeks and breaks where fish love to hide. From seasonal patterns to hidden gems, I’ll ensure you get the most out of your fishing adventure.


Try New Equipment

Fishing gear plays a crucial role in your success, and I’ve got you covered. I carry top-of-the-line equipment from Dobyns Rods and Shimano Reels, including various line types and baits. Before making any purchases, I’ll help you identify the best gear that suits your fishing style and preferences.


Get Help For A Tournament

Preparing for a tournament can be nerve-wracking, but I’m here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you’re pre-fishing or strategizing for the big event, I’ll be your expert partner. Together, we’ll develop a winning game plan, identifying the best spots, baits, and techniques to secure your success.


Making it Easy for you!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your fishing trip to the fullest! As your dedicated fishing guide, I take care of everything, from tying your knots to handling your catch. With me at the helm, you can focus solely on the joy of fishing and creating lasting memories. Plus, I’ll capture the highlights with trip photos, so you can cherish the experience for years to come.


You Will Have a Great Time!

Fishing is all about fun and enjoyment, and I guarantee that you’ll have a blast! Bring your family, friends, or venture alone – the experience will be nothing short of exhilarating. With ClearLake Bass Guide, every fishing trip is an opportunity for adventure and laughter.


Catch Your Personal Best!

Clearlake boasts some of the most impressive bass in the country, and I’m determined to help you land the catch of a lifetime. From the best fishing spots to the right tackle, I’ll equip you with the know-how to maximize your chances of reeling in that trophy-sized bass.

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Happy Customers

“Carl is a fantastic guide and was really helpful in coaching me about seasonal patterns on Clear Lake and Berryessa. His tips and pointers have resulted in me becoming a much better tournament fisherman.”

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Frank Ono

Clear lake bass guide is the best there is! Carl was very knowledgeable and put us on fish from the beginning to the end. Highly recommended booking a trip and getting out on the water!

Vince F.


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