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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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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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Lake Berryessa Reapers Tournament

The last few days I have focused on Lake Berryessa preparing for the Reapers tournament. We found bass on the east shore that were eating top water baits really good in practice but the night before tournament day the temperature dropped so our top water bite died completely. We changed gears and caught 19 pounds on drop shots and Senkos. We also found one big fish on a bed but she wasn’t locked up and just wouldn’t eat for us. Now it’s time to focus on Clear Lake again. The weather this week is going to be HOT, so the fishing is going to change here. Time to get out the top water baits, frogs, spooks, poppers, punkers, and wake baits. If that’s your thing give me a call and lets go catch some of these post spawn hogs!

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Clear Lake Chamber Bass Tournament

Congrats to Mike Krnaich (BMX) and Brian Bailey on their win with 60.76 pounds of bass for 2 days. It was another slug feast with the top 11 teams all having over 50 pounds each for the 2 days. As you can see the fishing here is still great. Big swim baits and crank baits and lipless crank baits (Lucky Craft LV 500) seem to be the ticket at this time. If you want to get in on some of this awesome Spring time bass fishing at Clear Lake call me, Carl at Clear Lake Bass Guide to plan your trip of a life time. Of course as soon as Spring is over there’s top water season….

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Top Water Time at Clear Lake

Took out a couple guys Tuesday and found a pretty tough bite. We did catch a few good fish on surface lures though. The best was a 6 pounder caught on a buzz bite and a 5 pounder caught on a frog. We caught a few more on frogs and had several blow ups that were missed. Senkos also scored a few nice bass.

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Top Water Time

The fishing on Clear Lake continues to be good. Inconsistent weather through the spring made it tough to find a pattern that would last for more than a few days. Now with the more stable weather the surface bite should take off. Also the grass is starting to mat up so the frog bite will explode soon. There is a good punch bite now and the fish are moving into the rocky areas so the normal summer patterns are starting to work. At our Wednesday Night Shootout this week there were 5 fish caught over 6 pounds. RC won with a 6.57 pounder. I had 4th place with a 6.09.

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Spawning Bass

Well if you like sight fishing there are still bass on beds at Clear Lake. Most of the bass have spawned and moved off the beds but you can still catch a good limit sight fishing. If you don’t like taking fish off their beds there are plenty of post spawn fish now. Senkos fished around docks are a good bet for these fish. Also the rising water temperature has the bass starting to eat top water baits. Coming soon…FROG season! Catching big bass on frogs that is. But if bed fishing is your thing you better head up soon or you’ll miss out!

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September Fishing In Clear Lake

Catching a lot of Bass on Top Water,Senkos, and Swimbaits avg wt 3 lbs. The weather is fabulous and the water is clearing up here in Clear Lake CA.

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