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Lake County is on Fire

This time it’s not Clear Lake it’s Lake County. The fires here have caused complete devastion. Thousands of people have been evcuated and many, many have lost their homes. I personally have been evcuated from my home since Saturday and have no idea when I’ll be able to return. And to top it off the fishing is really good right now. I was looking forward to the upcoming FLW tournament and the Triton owners tourney which have or probably will be canceled or rescheduled. The bass are really eating good right now. You can catch fish on jigs, crank baits, swim baits, and drop shots. I should be able to get in and get my boat in the next few days then I’ll be able get back on the water. If you want to join me in one of these exciting fish catching outings now is the time to call!

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Our Last Wednesday Night Shootout

This coming Wednesday (9/16) will be our last WNS of the year. It will be another moon light event which is a team event that runs from 6 pm til midnight. The entry is $150 per team. It’s a 3 fish tournament and the top 3 big bass and top 3 big bags will get paid. We will be launching from Redbud park. Everybody is welcome to to fish so bring your jigs, crank baits and top water baits and join the fun!

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Windy Wednesday Night

Wednesday evening was one of the windiest night I have ever seen on Clearlake. The fishing during the day was pretty good as my clients caught around 12 bass up to 5.5 pounds. Still not much of a top water bite even early in the morning but the crank bait bite is still good. They caught fish on lipless crank baits (Luckycraft LV500), deep crank baits and jigs. Most of the fish came from 8 to 15 feet. My wife fished the Wednesdat Nite Shootout with me and she caught a small 2.5 pound bass while I caught a 4.5 pounder that was good enough for second place. Mr. Kevin Hall caught the biggest bass of the night that weighed 4.9 pounds…that’s quiet a bit off of our normal wieght for the WNS. Fall is closing in and the fishing is still awesome now so it’s time to plan that fishing trip when the weather is comfortable and the fishing is at its best!!!

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Fall Fishing at Clearlake

It seems that fall is upon us here in Northern California…the days are shorter , the nights are cooler and the bass are eating! This is the time of the year that Clearlake gets hit hard with big tournaments like the Bob’s Marine tourney, ABA TOC, Triton Owners Tourney and the FLW tournament. With all this pressure every year you would think that Clearlake could not continue to produce…but it does! The fishing is awesome right now and only gets better though the next couple months. The bite now is wide open with fish being caught on crank baits (shallow, deep and jigs, lipless), jigs, and some swimbaits. If you are up for some of the country’s best fall fishing give me a call.

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The Jig Bite is on at Clear Lake

Had a great day on Clear Lake yesterday with Joao (John). We threw top water baits early but had no luck to speak of. After a couple hours we changed to lipless crank baits (Lucky Craft LV500) and started catching fish right away. We also caught fish on jigs and crank baits. We fished all day and never went more than 30 minutes without a fish. We ended up with 40+ fish with the biggest at just over 6 pounds but a lot of 4 to 5 pounders. Even though we didn’t get any giant bass, I have been catching a lot of bass from 6 to 8.5 pounds lately…And there was a 9.21 caught at our Wednesday Night Shootout this week on a deep crank bait. Summer is coming to an end soon so if you want some of this great action give me a call…

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Clear Lake = Quality and Quantity

Clear Lake is kicking out both quality and quantity right now. Thirty fish days are the norm and bass from 5 to 8 pounds are regular. Yesterday I had 3 guys that had never bass fished before and each of them caught 6 or more fish up to 6.5 pounds. They caught fish on crank baits mostly as they are pretty easy to use for beginners. I have also been catching bass on jigs, brush hogs, chatter baits, and Lucky Craft LV 500 lipless crank baits. The night bite is good also and that a good way to beat the heat of Northern California. If you like fishing jigs or crank baits or if you want to learn to use LV 500 and chatter baits give me a call and let’s book your late summer trip!

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The Bite is on at Clear Lake

The past week has been really good on Clear Lake. Saturday my partner and I had 35+ pounds for our five best bass with a total of somewhere around 30 fish caught. Most of those fish were caught on a rip bait. Sunday in the tournament we only had 25 pounds and need 35 to win. That day our rip bite didn’t work so we had to change plans and go to other baits. Our best fish was 8.15 pounds and was caught on a swim bait. I had two guide trips this week and both resulted in great catches of up to 30 fish each day. The best fish of the two trips was caught by Franz and weighed 8 pounds. Most of those bass were caught on shallow crank baits, rip baits and live minnows. I fished alone on Wednesday and it was super foggy in the morning and the bite was slow, but after noon the fog cleared and the fishing was awesome. I caught several fish up to 6 pounds with Luckycraft LV 500, Stacyee, and ended the day with a 9.85 pond largemouth. Obviously the bite is getting better so if you are ready for some early spring action on Clear Lake or Lake Berryessa give me a call.

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Clear Lake vs Lake Berryessa

Decision time…Do I go to Berryessa or do I stay here at Clear Lake? Yesterday was great at Lake Berryessa. We caught a lot of bass fishing down to 40 feet. They were eating jigs, drop shots, senkos, and Lucky Craft LV 500. The average size was about 5 pounds with one double digit fish. Extremely good day! Thursday here at Clear Lake we caught only 6 fish but they were good ones. 27+ pounds for the best five. Most of them were caught deep cranking. Looks like winter fishing is gearing up. Call me and let’s book your trip! Well I gotta go, I hear fish calling.

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The Water’s Rising and the Bite is Improving

It’s about time…this week the fishing was actually good! I caught bass cranking from 5 to 12 feet. The best bass of the week for me was about 7 pounds, plus several fish in the 3 to 5 pound range. We caught fish on deep crank bait, shallow cranks, and lipless cranks. I heard of a few fish caught on big swim baits also, but I haven’t tryed them yet but it is time. Now with the rain that is on its way the Clear Lake should jump up a couple feet and that will make the bite get even better!

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Back on Track

Well after being down because of a blown lower unit then a blown power head I have changed to a Mercury 250 Pro XS. I got the boat back just in time to fish the WON BASS OPEN here on Clear Lake but with no prefish time I didn’t do very well. Now I’m back to fishing and I have figured out the lake again. I know what I did wrong and what I should have done to win the tournament. Fishing is good and the key lures are jigs, chatter baits, square bill crank baits, and top water lures. So if you are ready to get out and catch some of these big bass give me a call and let’s get your fish on!

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