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Great Response!
Current Conditions on Clear Lake
What is Happening on the Lake
Alabama Rig
Closing
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Volume 6, Issue 2
February, 2012
Bass Fishing

Great Response!

We got back on track with the newsletter and are committed to do our best for you, keeping you in the loop with what is going on here on Clear Lake. Thanks for the great response to the last issue, I appreciate it! Our whole idea is to inform you, share details, and of course make you want to come here and fish with us. Whether to learn a new technique, get better at a technique you currently are learning, or just want to get away from work and relax for a day, we will bust our tail to make it happen and memorable.

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Current Conditions Clear Lake

While it has been an incredible winter for fishing with many afternoons in the low to mid 60s, the lake is waaayyyy behind in water level. The level as of today is still just under 3 feet at 2.93. Actually, many of us locals are more than nervous about the lack of rain.

The water temperature around the lake is running in the mid to high 40s, rising about 2 to 3 degrees during each sunny day. Clarity and color varies around the lake from clear and 5 feet of visibility to stained and about a foot of clarity with a brownish tint to it. A few spots are showing some light and sporadic algae blooms.

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What is happening on the Lake

Fishing pressure on the lake remains light, even during the weekend. Yesterday, while on the water, I saw 4 other bass boats. Of course, it will not remain that way as Spring approaches but for right now, we have it to ourselves.

Clear Lake Fishing

A pair of sixes landed this week on the A Rig. Randy Yee of Sacramento with his best fish (out of 8) of the day this week and another 6+ caught by yours truly experimenting with a new rig. Some days are better than others but really, they are all good! In January we landed 27 fish of 5 pounds to 7 pounds.

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Alabama Rig

We talked about this deal last newsletter. It has been called a lot of things. Controversial. Should be banned. Has been banned in some tournament circuits. It will ruin fisheries. Not sporting. Etc, etc, etc.

The few boats I see on the water are either fishing live bait or trying to catch fish on the A Rig. A number of anglers I have talked with are fishing the rig and about half are catching fish and think it is great...and the other half are not having success. If you can handle a bait casting rod and reel and consider yourself a power fisherman, one who primarily uses hard baits (cranks baits, jerk baits, blades, and the like) and you have not plunked down the coin to use one of these rigs, in my opinion, you are missing out.

This has been one of the most fun winters of fishing I have experienced period, thanks to this technique. Over the years of fishing here we have caught literally bunches of 20 to 24 pound limits, quite a few 25 to 29 pound limits, and numerous 30 pound plus limits of fish with artificials and live bait, more of them on artificials overall.

A very small number of those limit sizes came in the winter. Weekly since the first of December, we have consistently landed 22 to 24 pound limits including limits over 30 pounds. We have spent a ton of time on the water learning the technique, experimenting with variations, bait, hardware, and equipment. This thing is the real deal and you should seriously consider adding it to your bass fishing arsenal.

Every client I have shared this new presentation with has caught fish, 100% success! If you want to learn how to make your winter fishing a little more fun or add another tool to your competition tool box, let me speed up the process for you and save you some time and actually, probably some money! Call or email me and let me show you what I have learned while you are catching some fish.

Matt Flynn from the Sacramento area and his coach with a good January A rig fish.

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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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