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Stafford Lake, CA
2016-08-20
I do not understand why someone fishing somewhere where you have hundreds of signs saying it is definitely illegal fishing? If not ridiculous is crazy.... [more]

Trumbull Lake, CA
2016-08-18
We were fishing in Trumbull lake on 8-15-16 And ran actoss a very wierd looking fish! It looked huge and kinda like a serpant swimming around with a Huge fish in its mouth. Still can't make out what i... [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:
39.019348
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Napa
Longitude:
-122.758140
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
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):
With Clear Lake at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Clear Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Clear Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Clear Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Clear Lake Walleye Rating:
2
Clear Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Clear Lake Trout Rating:
2
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:37 PST

Sunset:

19:48 PST

Moon Phase:


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