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Dixon Reservoir, CA
2017-03-27
Bass are bedding and if you get a boat and wear polarized glasses theyre easy to spot but they arent super active yet. You need to know how to finesse fish. Throw worms and swimbaits and work them sl... [more]

Lake Camille 1, CA
2017-03-22
Overcast. Only fish in 2 hours. Caught on watermelon brush hog.... [more]

Clear Lake, CA
2017-03-15
March 11 went to my usual spot by the Clearlake Oaks boat ramp. Water was clear and very high. Saw dead minnows floating and some in distress. Also a small crappie slowly floating up and then trying ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Clear Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Clear Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
California
Latitude:
39.0193480000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Napa
Longitude:
-122.7581400000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
1318
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
43520
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-03-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
March 11 went to my usual spot by the Clearlake Oaks boat ramp. Water was clear and very high. Saw dead minnows floating and some in distress. Also a small crappie slowly floating up and then trying to swim down. No sing of injury and have no idea what was wrong with it. Fished for 45 minutes with nothing so went home.
Guest
2013-02-14
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looking for crappie report on clearlake as 2/15/13
Guest
2013-02-14
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looking for crappie report on clearlake as 2/15/13
Guest
2013-02-09
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
To cold for a good bite. Try jig\'s in the south end, in water 15 to 25\' deep and fish them very - very slow for a few good bass. Good luck & \"Tight-Lines! Richard
Guest
2012-04-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
guys!!!! just caught an 6 pound walleye using crank bait sweet
abray
2010-02-25
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:

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/

Clear Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Clear Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 5/7/10. Just spent five days on the lake. Cold front after cold front has been hitting the area and the wind is causing 2 to 6 foot rollers. No joke! Everyone was having a tough if not impossible time. The hens are way offshore and the bucks are suspending in ten to twenty foot water just waiting. Had luck with some sight fishing and drop shotting submerged trees at Lake Berryessa for smallies and hybrids. But with night temps in the 30's and the intense wind here, wait till it calms down. Spring has been long, cold and rainy.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Clear Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Clear Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Clear Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Clear Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Clear Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Clear Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Clear Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Clear Lake Trout Rating:
2
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:01 PST

Sunset:

19:29 PST

Moon Phase:


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