Clear Lake report 8/26/12
Things are changing for the better here on Clear Lake regarding the bass fishing. The offshore aquatic weeds are finally showing signs of beginning to die off a bit, which in turn concentrates the fish more towards the tulles & weeds adjacent to the shoreline. We are also happy to see the arrival of the Silverside minnows in most areas around the lake, which has pumped up the reaction bite quite a bit. The juvenile bass & sunfish are up shallow chasing & feeding on the Silversides, & the big bass are up feeding on them. The best action still seems to be very early & very late in the day. Some of the top producing lures right now are shad colored chatterbaits, lipless crankbaits, shallow running crankbaits, swimbaits, & big wake baits. The frog bite has shown signs of improvement & the buzzbait bite is still going strong. Punching mats & targeting the shade of docks is your best bet for catching them mid day. The live jumbo minnow bite has started up for recreational fisherman using a sliding bobber next to the tulles & docks. It is a great time to get out there & enjoy some early fall pattern fishing on Clear Lake.
Tight Lines, Troy Bellah - Clearlake Outdoors
Clear Lake Outdoors
96 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport CA
Owners Troy Bellah & Dave Brabec