Clear Lake, CA Overview
Top Techniques Reported for Largemouth Bass + Winter
- Lipless Crankbaits2
- Carolina Rigs1
- Drop Shot1
- Hard Jerkbaits1
- Largemouth Bass5 Reports
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Clear Lake, CA Fishing Reports
21 Reports on Clear Lake, CA
Lots of schools out there finding the right ones is the key, keep moving till you land on them. Also go fish on LV 500, underspins and the dropshot. Rotated 6 mid lake spots.
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Boat is in the shop so headed out to back seat it for the day. We spent about 6 hours on the water. Throwing a keitech 3.8 in bluegill flash on a basstrix 3/8oz underspin got my first fish in the boat. Came off an isolated rock pile in about 10' of water. The rest of my fish for the day came on fishing gravel patches and points outside/near spawning flats in 2-12' of water with most bites coming in 3-8' on a Carolina rig with a Hayabusa WRM 956 3/0 and a Zman Hula Stikz in GP. Conditions throughout the day were fluid. i.e. mixed clouds, sunny slight breeze with up to 1' chop on the lake maybe more in some areas.Definitely a key was the rod I used. A custom made ALX Powerbolt. The powerbolt seems overpowered on paper but is perfect for c-rigs. It is sensitive, long to aid in hooksets and loads up well into the blank to keep the fish pinned with that heavy weight flopping around as well as from keeping the traditionally lighter wire carolina rig hooks from bending out. A real uniqe rod for sure. A non-custom Powerbolt would work as well.
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