Spent two days fishing Clear Lake with my friend Ross England and a lot of Tournament guys. The morning was cold and foggy but once the fog cleared and the sun came out so did the fish. I was able to catch my personal best with a 3&3/4 pound Smallmouth. Then at the end of the day was able to catch the 5 pound Largemouth. Both using a drop shot rig with a plastic RoboWorm. A good day fishing Clear Lake California. I learned a good lesson about fishing with a swimbait. Slow is the key. Something I wish I had applied. Next time I'll probably drag the bottom.
2 fish caught | Lunker: 5lb Largemouth Bass using a Strike King Spinnerbait
Love fishing Clear Lake California. No GIANTS this trip, but fished hard all day. The fish are starting to move into the shallows and saw a few on beds already. The fishing is tough due to all the traffice from the weekend tourny's but still a fun lake to fish. I was able to catch my limit of sizable fish thanks to my friend Ross England of Clear Lake Guide Service. Ross put me on a few fish that I just did not see until they took the bait. The water was murky in some places. Pretty clear in others. The spinner bite never materialized so we went to drop shot rig and was able to hook a lot of fish. Some I caught, some I didn't. Still a great day on Clear Lake. Going agan in April and hope to catch my PB. I have yet to break that 8 pound mark. Maybe this will be the year.
Some decent sized fish ranging form 3-6 lbs can be caught with some live bait. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits are working as well. The majority of fish are being caught 15-25 feet deep. Hold it together, springtime is almost there! Good luck :)