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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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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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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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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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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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High North Wind Slow Clear Lake Bite

We have had supper high winds at Clear Lake this week and the bass here don’t like cold north wind! Even with the wind Clear Lake is still better than most. I had clients catch fish up to 9 pounds and I caught a 9.5 pounder. They are still eating rip and jerk baits, Lucky Craft LV500 and other lipless crank baits, Little Creepers Trash Fish and other swim baits including glide baits. Lake Berryessa is also kicking out some giant bass like the 14 pounder caught by a team in the American Bass Ass. tournament Saturday. Back at Clear Lake the water temp is climbing to 65 in the day so the bite will change from prespawn to spawning bass really soon. So if you like looking at bed fish get ready it almost here!

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Clear Lake is on Fire

What a great weekend!!! Saturday, Konocti Vista Casino hosted the 3rd Wild West Bass Trail tournament of the season at Clear Lake. My partner and I finished second with 40.19 pounds. We had a 11.54 pound kicker plus a 10.05 pound toad!!! We caught fish on the A-Rig, Lucky Craft LV500, And a couple different rip baits. The biggest bass came on a rip bait. Lake Berryessa was a little tougher Sunday but we managed to put together 17.5 pounds. The fish there came on spinner baits, chatter baits, and shallow crank baits. At Clear Lake the fish will be moving onto their beds really soon but we still have a small window to catch these giant bass while they are in the prespawn stage. This week and next are booked so if you want to get on some of Clear Lake’s best fishing give me a call!!

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Hawgs(big bass) are Brawling at Clear Lake

I haven’t been out in the last two days but a couple of friends have sent me pictures of their catch and it looks like I missed a couple great days on the water. I saw pictures of a 43 pound 5 bass sack and a 38 pounds sack. Mean while I just got a German short hair pointer so I have been on puppy duty! Tomorrow I’m taking Remington(my pup) to Lake Berryessa to get ready for the 4th Berryessa Bass Trail tournament which is Sunday 2/21. The bite on Clear Lake is still good with Lucky Craft LV500 lipless crank baits, Pointer 128 rip baits, and A-Rig. Also some fish are starting to eat jigs and swimbaits. Next week the weather is going to be awesome again so if you are itching to get on some of the best bass of the year give me a call and let’s do it!

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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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