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Clear Lake Bass Guide

Come Fish With Me

Welcome to Clear Lake Bass Guide.  I am Carl Keller and I look forward to being your guide and helping you catch bass on the Bass Capital of the West, beautiful Clear Lake.  

I am a both an experienced guide and also fish over 20 bass fishing tournaments each year.  Whether you are new to the sport of bass fishing or want to hone your knowledge and skills for fishing tournaments, I can tailor the experience to ensure you get the most out of your trip.  

Tips and Tricks

Things you will need in preparation for your trip include a California fishing license, sunscreen, lunch and camera.  I will supply all fishing gear and tackle but you are welcome to bring your own gear.

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.

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.

Bass Fishing

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.

Crappie Fishing

Clearlake has top class crappie populations and I also run crappie fishing trips as requested.

Why Hire Me?

1. Catch More Fish

I am on the water over 200 days per year which allows me to keep track of where the fish are located and what they are doing. This local knowledge will help me to put you on fish.

2. Accelerate your Learning Curve

I have been guiding and fishing tournaments for over 3 decades and have identified a variety of patterns of how fish react during different times of year under a lot of different conditions. I will share this information to help you build your knowledge and confidence.

3. Learn The Lakes

I can show you how to run the lake, where to find the key structure in the lake like creeks and breaks, and also point out areas that hold fish throughout the year.

4. Try New Equipment

I carry top-of-the-line equipment from Dobyns Rods and Shimano Reels with different line types and baits. I can help you identify what will work best for your fishing style before buying your own.

5. Get Help For A Tournament

If you are prefishing for an upcoming tournament, I can assisting you to putting together a game plan to identify the best places, baits and techniques to catch big fish.

6. Making it Easy for you!

As your fishing guide I will do all the work so you can just relax and fish. I can do everything from tying your knots and taking your fish off the hook to running the boat.  I will take photos of you and your catch so you can enjoy your catch for many years to come.

7. You will have a Great Time!

The most important thing about fishing is that IT IS FUN!  So whether you bring the family, a friend, or choose to come alone, I promise you a fun day of fishing.

8. Catch your Personal Best!

Clearlake has some of the biggest bass in the country. I will put you on the best spots, get you the right tackle and teach you the techniques to maximize your chances of catching a fish of a lifetime!

About Your Guide

I grew up in southern Arkansas bass fishing all the local ponds, lakes, and rivers.  I caught my first 5 pound bass in a neighborhood farm pond when I was only 10 years old and have been hooked on bass fishing ever since!  I caught my first largemouth bass over 8 pounds (8.25) on the Arkansas River in 1983. I fished my first tournament in 1979 at the age of 16 and finished in 3rd place.   Since then I have fished lakes and rivers throughout the country; including Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida and of course California.  The variety of waters that I have fished has been a tremendous benefit in diversifying my skills and techniques as an angler and guide.  These experiences have prepared me to be the angler, guide and teacher that I am today.


Clear Lake Bass Guide

Happy Customers

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Rate & Trip Details

Short Day Trips (5 Hours)

– 1 Angler 

– $50 for each additional angler.

– 3 Angler maximum.


Clear Lake/ Berryessa


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Full Day Trips (8 hours)

– 1 Angler price.

– $80 more for each additional angler

– 3 angler maximum.


Clear Lake/ Berryessa


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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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