Those who are using strictly artificial baits and may be pre fishing for upcoming tournaments are using a variety of Alabama rigs, swimbaits in all sizes including the big Huddleston and the ""68" Huddleston, top hook ospreys are also a favorite. Jig's, crankbaits both shallow and the new strike king deep runners along with shaky head rigs and drop shot are also working. Don't forget the lipless cranks used in a yo yo style retrieve. I will say from all the reports, you really have to put your time in using all of the above and if you catch a limit of five fish for your efforts, you can say you have done well. If it's your first time to put your boat out in the lake, be sure to get it inspected and get your clearance sticker. Also all of the deeper fish are coming up with over inflated bladders, be sure to weigh, take a picture and release them right away so they can swim down and equalize their bladders.
I am looking forward to another great year on Clear Lake. If you are planning a trip with me in the future, please try and book early, I am booking up for the prime months so don't miss out. Be safe, wear your life jackets, be careful in the shallow shoreline areas, God Bless, Bob