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Berryessa Bass Trail Tournament

Saturday was the BBT tournament at Clear Lake and there were 4 teams that caught over 30 pounds for 5 fish. I had a guide trip that day and wanted to fish down south but with a 130 team tournament going out of Redbud Park I choose to go north. We had a pretty good day catching around 30 Bass and a few crappie. Then yesterday I fished the Berryessa Bass Trail tournament with less boat and stayed down south with much better results. I caught the tournament big Bass which was 9.33 pounds and we had 27.5 pounds for 5. Our Fish were caught on crank baits, lipless cranks, chatter baits, and worms. The off limits for the up coming New Jen tournament have been lifted so that opens up several days in my calendar over the next couple weeks if anyone wants to fish while the fishing is hot! Hit me up!

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Clear Lake is Heating Up

I was out yesterday with Mike and Dale and we caught around 30 bass using Zman Fatty Z on a Frenzy Nail shakey head. Mike was using live minnows but Dale caught just as many fish with the FattyZ. I also caught a couple on the Lucky Craft LV500. The water temp has come up a little but the water level is still really low. Hopefully the rain that is forecast for next week will help. The best fish of the day hit the 6 pound mark. Tomorrow I’ll be going to Lake Berryessa to see what is happening there as it usually warms up a little sooner than Clear Lake. Spring is coming and the bite is only going to get better so If you are interested in fishing either of these lake give me a call and let’s get you set up. 707-543-6677

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Lake Shasta vs Clear Lake

After a week at Lake Shasta fishing the NewJen Pro/Am it’s great to be home at the Bass Factory! Lake Shasta was fun, catching 100 plus bass a day but nothing over 2 pounds. Yesterday I was out on Clear Lake and it was great. We caught around 60 fish with the best 5 hitting close to 35 pounds. We could break the 8 pound mark but there were 3 over 7. Several more that cracked 6 pounds. Several of the Bass were caught on swim bait while most of came on crank bait and lipless crank baits. At one point the wind died down completely and we had to catch them with worms on a shakey head Frenzy Nail. The fishing on Clear Lake is getting better each week so if your ready for some fun hit me up at 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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