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Rising water

Last week the bass moved up and were starting to make their beds but the weather this week has pushed them back out. This week we caught fish in the staging area again which is much easier  for most clients than bed fishing.  The baits that were most successful were Lucky Craft LV500s, trash fish swim baits, the A-Rig, rip baits, big swim baits, and of course live minnows.  The best news is that the lake has come up about 6 inches already and should rise a little more.  Once the weather stabilizes and it starts to warm up again the bass will be back on the shore and bed fishing will be the way to catch the big girls again.  So if you are looking to hit the shores of Clearlake in search of that giant bass call me and let’s get it done!


Winter is When the Big Girls Eat!

The bite has been pretty slow on Clear Lake for the past month because of the cold weather and extreme cold water temps. However the bass that are being caught for the most part are big ones. The best bite using lures has been late in the evening and just after dark. Of course the bite on minnows is still good even with the cold water. Those big bass just cant pass up a live minnow sitting in front of their face. We are still catching a few cat fish also most ever trip out that are up 20 pounds. These past few warm days should get the fish excited and start them back to eating better. So if you want to get out and catch that fish of a life time now is the time to call your favorite bass guide (me), and let me put you on that toad you been dreaming about!


Clear Lake Chamber Bass Tournament

Congrats to Mike Krnaich (BMX) and Brian Bailey on their win with 60.76 pounds of bass for 2 days. It was another slug feast with the top 11 teams all having over 50 pounds each for the 2 days. As you can see the fishing here is still great. Big swim baits and crank baits and lipless crank baits (Lucky Craft LV 500) seem to be the ticket at this time. If you want to get in on some of this awesome Spring time bass fishing at Clear Lake call me, Carl at Clear Lake Bass Guide to plan your trip of a life time. Of course as soon as Spring is over there’s top water season….


Clear Lake, Lake County California

Clear Lake California’s Largest natural freshwater lake has over 100 miles of shoreline and encompasses approximately 44,000 acres of water.

Clear Lake is surrounded by California’s scenic coastal mountain, including awesome Mt. Konocti, which is an active volcano.

Clear Lake is known as the BASS Capital of the West. However results from recent national BASS tournaments such as the BASSMASTERS ELITE SERIES and FLW, some professional anglers will say that Clear Lake is the best BASS fishing in the nation.

Clear Lake kicks out many trophy BASS including several over 10 pounds each year.

The current Clear Lake record for a LARGE MOUTH BASS is 17.5 pounds, but that could be broken with “your” next cast.

Clear Lake BASS feed primarily on crawfish, shad, silver-side minnows, crappie, blue gill fry and the native hitch.

Clear Lake also supports a large population of catfish, crappie, bluegill, carp, and the native hitch.