Cold and unsettled weather that dropped the water temperature greeted fishermen on Clear Lake this week as the bass fishing began to settle into its typical winter pattern. The bass are also tightly schooled. Typically fishermen report working long stretches of shoreline and catching nothing before locating a small area loaded with fish. Some of the better areas have been Rocky Point, the stretch of shoreline from Clearlake Oaks to Lucerne, and the Clear Lake State Park.
The hot bait continues to be the Lucky Craft LV500. The best technique is to just cast and crank. In other words, keep casting and reeling in and sooner or later you will catch a fish. The cooling water temperature apparently hasn’t had any effect on the fishing. For example, on Wednesday the water temperature dipped to 58 degrees and the bass were still reacting.
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