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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Clear Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Clear Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Clear Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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Clear Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Clear Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Clear Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
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Clear Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Clear Lake Trout Rating:
2
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

05:50 PST

Sunset:

20:26 PST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full