LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Bob’s Marine sponsored the Champion/Stratos Bass boat owners tournament this weekend on Clear Lake.
There were a total of 65 boats and it took nearly 50 pounds to win over a period of two days.
A report from www.calbassin.com said that the lake was fishing good and there are lots of fish between 4 and 6 pounds being caught anyway you wanted to catch them.
It looks like fall is going to bring a better bass bite.
Now here’s the skinny on what’s going on around the lake.
Troy Bellah and Dave Brabec, Clearlake Outdoors, Lakeport; telephone 707-262-5852
Not much has changed in the last week. The weeds are dying back and the algae is slowly disappearing.
The fish are schooled up, eating silversides and baby bass. Lucky Craft LV 500 is the bait of choice right now and you can catch fish burning the bait or the yo-yo retrieve.
The bite is best at sunrise till about 8 a.m. You can catch fish on just about anything once you find them.
Last Sunday we caught fish on 6-inch trash fish swim baits, Lucky Craft LV 500, brush hogs, chatter baits and D Bombs.
Not many people fishing for the catfish even though they are biting good. Fish the shallows in the late afternoon. Night-crawlers, crawdads and cut bait will all work.
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The river continues to kick out planter trout to 15 inches.
Gary Hill and I went on Thursday and had limits in about an hour. Small crankbaits, countdown Rapalas and pink Power Eggs all caught fish.
Rumors of the lake being dead are not true in the wake of hearing about the lake being sprayed for weeds.
The fishing there seems to be the best at sunset; I talked to a couple anglers who caught fish last week.
Senkos and buzz baits will work well.
Greg Cornish lives in Nice, Calif. Email him at email@example.com .