In This Issue:
Current Fishing on Clear Lake
Table of Conditions
Activity This Month
Reviewing the Results
A Couple of New Rods
Scheduling in 2011
Closing
Volume 4, Issue 10
November, 2010
Koury Grant Koury with an 8 pounder caught this past week. This guy always seems to smack a good one!

Steinberg

 

 

Mark Steinberg holding a 9 pounder taken the day after Grantís fish. Markís goal for the day was to beat his daughterís personal best and he did it! First fish of the day too.

Bass Fishing

Current Fishing on Clear Lake

We have been waiting for something really good to report and it is here. The fall live bait bite is going. Not huge numbers regarding daily fish count, we averaged 8 fish per rod. The size of the fish is what is impressive. Out of 24 fish landed in two trips we boated the above 9, 8, plus a 6, two 5’s, and a hand full of solid 4 pounders. Both days produced 5 fish limits of 27 pounds, not typical of this time of year but if you are not going to get numbers, nothing wrong with size.

Look for this bite to continue probably through the first part of December as it has for the past several years. The other deal that is a little different than the past several falls is that we are doing better in the deeper water of the mid lake, Rattlesnake, and Redbud arms of the lake. We are not finding concentrations of fish, it is more fishing an entire area and catching a couple of fish then moving on. This is fun fishing if you are interested so get in touch and let’s get you on the water now!

The artificial bite on the other hand, is a tough deal depending on the day. Best bets remain the rattle bait yo yo deal, medium sized swim baits, and a jig. Plastic worms are also producing but they are also being pestered by short fish. Don’t be surprised either with a catfish or two during the day as they are still active as all heck.

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Table of Conditions

Lake Level Water Temperature Water Clarity

2.3 Rumsey

61 to 64
1 to 5 feet
Steady
Slowly Dropping
Clearing


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Activity This Month

Thankfully we are past the mess of tournament activity that normally beats the lake to death in September and October. There is no significant tournament activity this month.

As always, if you are planning a trip to Clear Lake and don’t know if your dates are going to be shared with a competitive event, drop me a line and I will let you know what I see listed on the calendar maintained by DFG. Just another service we offer.

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Reviewing the Results

The big fish-off tournaments that took over the lake over the past 7 weeks really tell a story that matches up with the results we have seen all year here. Almost half of the fields were unable to bring a limit of fish to the scales each day. There were only a couple of fish weighed in during competition that weighed 8 pounds and above and only one double digit. Overall though the average fish weight was up.

All of this points to the fact that yes, the big fish population is down. On the other hand, there is a very healthy population of 3 to 4 pound fish that have survived and are doing very well and will be those big fish of the future.

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A Couple of New Rods

Keep an eye out for two new Powell rods coming soon that are being developed by the brain trust of Powell and Elite series Pro Jared Lintner in specialized rods available only through Tackle Warehouse. The new Football Head Jig rod features a longer handle below the reel seat and a new 7 foot eleven crank bait rod.

Also check out the specialty rods within the line of Matt Newman’s new iRods. We saw them at Monster Jam and really like the big swim bait rods and the specialty frog rod. They feature light weight blanks, top notch components, and we really like how light they feel in your hands. The iRod line runs about $150 and will be showing up soon in more and more retailers.

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Scheduling in 2011

If you are thinking about fishing in March, April, or May next year start thinking about some dates, making plans, and firming up dates on our calendar. There just were not very many dates left open for those 3 months this year and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the action in 2011.

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Closing

Thank you for your continued interest and support of Clear Lake Guide Service! Our business continues to grow with the help of you and your spreading the word and my wife Deb and I both thank you. Good fishing and keep a tight line.

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Good fishing, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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