Clear lake is Californias largest fresh water lake. It continues to be a stop on professional tournaments such as BASS. Anglers can catch large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. Clear lake lives up to it's name with amazing water clarity. Clear lake became a lake to really perfect thier deep water light line techniques for bass fisherman. Fishing extreme depths with bass rigs like the drop shots are extremely effective in this lake and the professionals that mastered this fishing technique were able to take it and adapt it to lakes throughout the country.
The catfishing is good to excellent in the south end of the lake but I could not get any reports on the north end. Brad Farrin of Dons Bait & Tackle in Clearlake 707-995-9668 says the catfishing has been excellent. Boaters drifting Jago Bay in 15 to 18 feet of water are catching 8 to 10 cats per person running from 5 to 12 pounds with live jumbo minnows. Shore fishermen using chicken livers are loading up on 2 to 4 pound channel cats at Red Bud Pier and Highlands Park. for the rest of this fishing report to to http://www.fishinreport.com/dailyreport/California/North_Coast_Lakes/Clear%20Lake/Default.htm and http://www.catfished.com/