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Clear Lake is Filling Up

Clear Lake is currently at 6.35 which is about one foot from the full mark. The bad thing is they are starting to open the dam and let water out in order to prevent flooding. I think it is a little too soon as the lake has only come up about 5 feet all year and flood stage is at 9.5 feet. We are a long way from that mark at this point! Hopefully they won’t dump too much water. As far as the fishing goes, before the rains started the fishing had been really awesome but the water was getting supper clear which makes the fishing tough. The rains not only bring the lake level up but also stain the water so as soon as the rains slow down the fishing should be nothing short of great. Not only is the bass fishing good, so is the crappie fishing. The best way to catch these tasty fish is with small jigs or minnows. For the bass it’s time to start throwing swim baits over the grass flats. They can be caught with anything from Little Creepers Trash Fish to 12 inch Osprey swim baits and River2Sea S-Waver to 14 inch glide baits. While Clear Lake is nearly full and should be above the full mark by the time this rain is over, Lake Berryessa is still severely low. Only a few of the lake’s boat ramps are currently open dew to the low water level there. The fishing there is still good though with a few small mouth and large mouth moving up on their beds just before the rain started. Well if this weather is making you stir crazy, give me a call and let me guide you to some of the years best fishing!


High Winds, Rain, and Sleet…and Big Bass!

The weather on Wednesday could not have been worse. We had extreme high winds, rain and sleet but the bass didn’t seen to mind. My client, Ryan managed to catch about 12 bass up to 6 pounds. All of the fish were caught on the Alabama Rig. We also threw swim baits and chatter baits, and I caught one fish on the chatter bait. At the end of the day Ryan was please with the results as he caught his two best bass ever, a 5 pounder and a 6 pounder. Ryan had to leave early to head back to the air port and I guess I just hadn’t had enough punishment for the day. I went back out and fished until dark and caught another dozen or so bass, but nothing over 6 pounds. I did manage to catch a few with the Senko and an Osprey swim bait. But the A-Rig was still the first choice of the bass. If you’re ready for some of this call Clear Lake’s best bass guide (that’s me)!