While the winning weights were very impressive, there were also many teams who struggled with much smaller weights and there were teams on both days that failed to weigh in a limit of five fish. That's typical for this time of the year, you have to move around, cover a lot of water and try different baits to see what's working. The majority of the 85 teams concentrated their efforts mid lake to the East & South arms. It will continue to be a very busy and very pressured lake through the next two weekends. The FLW pros are already here and some have been here for several days. Their tournament starts this coming Thurs 10/10 and will finish up on Sat 10/12 with the final ten pro's competing for the top prize. The following Fri & Sat will find at least another 150 teams pounding the water for the American Bass TOC and lot's of them will be here in advance for their pre fishing. If you plan to fish the lake during these next two weeks, be prepared to have lot's of company on your favorite fishing hole.
The lake is now at it's lowest point of the year so be very careful as you boat close to shore and steer really wide on any points and at the mouths of any creeks, very easy to damage your prop if you don't pay attention. The results of this past weekends tournament once again proves that Clear Lake is a world class bass fishery but it also proves that you have to put in your time and it not going to come easy. ""Good Luck"" stay safe, and send me a fishing report of how you do. God Bless, Bob