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Windy day at Clear Lake

The supper clear water at Clear Lake will probably get a little stained with the extremely high winds in Lake County today. The winds are supposed to die down tonight so I’ll be back out tomorrow to catch some more of the Bass Factory fatties. I was out yesterday morning and caught several bass on Lucky Craft LV500 and a few on the A-Rig as well as the River2Sea DD crank bait. The water level is still extremely low and there isn’t much call for rain in the forecast. Hopefully this will change soon so we can add a few feet of water to the lake. Regardless the fishing continues to be great so call me and let’s get you on the calendar! 707-543-6677

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Lake Shasta vs Clear Lake

Well after a weekend at Lake Shasta it was great to be back at the Bass Factory. We caught a lot of fish at Shasta last weekend in the NewJen EDGE tournament Saturday but the best fish was barely 2 pounds. Today at Clear Lake we had only around 20 Bass but the smallest fish was better than the largest at Shasta! The water clarity dropped really bad in the south end of Clear Lake since last week but the north end is really clear now. Looks like there is a little rain in the forecast for this week so hopefully the aster level will come up as it as low as I’ve ever seen it right now. Well my calendar is starting to fill for the coming spring so if you’re interested in a trip to Clear Lake this year you should call me ASAP! 707-543-6677

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Clear Lake is #1 in the Country

For the pass several years Clear Lake has been in the top ten Bass fisheries in the United States. This year it was named number one for the decade. January was a very productive month as tournament weights were incredible with 1/3 of the 80 team field catching over 20 pounds. Yesterday Erich and I caught round 40 fish with the best 5 reaching 29 pounds. Best fish of the days was Erich’s 7.3 pounder. It’s only going to get better over the next couple months so if your interested in a great fishing trip give me a call. 707-543-6677!

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Reaction For Bass Action

If your coming to the Bass Factory you need to be prepared to throw some reaction baits if you want to catch the big bass. The fish at Clear Lake are already feeding up and the better fish are being caught with the LV500, medium to deep crank baits and Alabama Rigs. Good bass are also being caught using jigs and worms and of course live minnows. Today we had around 40 fish up to 7 pounds with most of the Bass hitting around 3-4 pounds. The weather was not on out side as we had high winds and rain so all in all it was a good day. If you are ready for the trip of a life time call/text me and let’s get you in the calendar.

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Rain at the Bass Factory

Saturday was the New Jenn tournament at Clear Lake and the results were pretty amazing. My partner and I had 21.85 pounds with a 6.58 pound kicker and ended up in 13th place out of 78 teams. The winners had almost 33 pounds and the big fish of the tournament was just over 11 pounds. That’s on a cold day in January! Where else can this happen? Now we have rain coming down and more in the forecast for the next few days. The lake level is really low right now so this is much needed. After the weather settles the Bass should get even more active as it’s time for them to start staging for Spring. So if you’re ready for some of the years best fishing give me a call and let’s set up your trip of a life time on the best big bass producing lake in the country! 707-543-6677.

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Clear Lake is Up and Down

We had our annual New Years Day Tournament on Friday and it was a tough bite for us of the field. There was a great turn out this year as we had 35 teams competing. My partner and I could only get 4 fish to bite and their weigh was 16.06. We ended up in 6 place with only 4 fish. Another 4 pounder and we would have placed 3rd. But that’s fishing! Our fish were all caught on the A-Rig. The winning team had 24 pounds and caught their bass on a Lucky Craft LV500. Other teams reported catching their fish on jigs, crank baits, and drop shots. Jeff and I went back out yesterday and the bite was completely different. We fished the same areas and caught around 15 fish up to 7 pounds. What a difference a day makes! Anyway we are expecting rain for the next couple days so that should help the bite. The minnow bite is still going strong so if your looking to hit the lake anytime soon be prepared to be flexible. If you’re looking for a guide give me a call and we’ll set up a trip for you.

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Last Trip of the Year

Yesterday I took my last fishing trip of this horrible year. I’m glad it’s over and looking forward to great things in 2021. I plan to fish much more with less distractions. Well the last trip of the day was pretty good. I caught several really good bass but no giants. The best one was around 7 pounds and fell to a Lucky Craft LV500. Also caught a few good ones on the A-Rig and under spin. After fishing for bass I found a school of crappie and caught a dozen up to 2.5 pounds. While the fishing is still not wide open on Clear Lake it is better than 90% of the lake in the world and will only get better over the next couple months. If your ready for some of the best fishing of the year call soon and book your trip before my calendar fills.

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The Bass Factory is Still in Production

Yesterday Chris and I fished for about 6 hours and the bite started out slow. The wind was blowing about 20 mph out of the west and it was cold. We fished the Rattlesnake arm for a while and caught a few good bass but had to work for them. By mid day we moved to mid lake and north. The wind started to lay and the bite picked up. By the end of the day we had probably 25 fish with the best 5 hitting close to 28 pounds if not more. The best bass was just under 7 pounds. Fun days with more to come. If you’re thinking about the trip of a life time on Clear Lake call me and let’s get you booked!

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Christmas Bass at Clear Lake

Had a great Christmas on the lake yesterday. The bass were chewing! Probably caught 35 fish on lipless crank baits, swim baits, and A-rigs. No giants but a lot of 3 to 5 pounders. Also caught a couple on a shakey head worm. Most of the fish were in 8 to 15 feet. The days will be getting longer soon so plan your trip and give me a call so we can get your date on the books.

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Reaction Bite at Clear Lake

I was out Tuesday and chose to try reaction baits most of the day. The bite was much slower with lures than with the live minnows a couple days earlier. I caught about a dozen bass on the lipless crank baits, A-Rigs, and swim baits. Also caught a couple on jigs. The Lucky Craft LV500 seemed to be my best bet that day. The forecast is calling for some rain this week which is badly need as Clear Lake is very low right now. Hopefully the rain will help the bite as well. We are having our annual New Years Day tournament again next week so if any of you are interested in fishing a fun tourney this is a great way to start the new year. Also it’s time to start planning for the up coming spring fishing season and getting you trip on the books so call as soon as possible to choose the dates that work for you before the calendar fills.

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