Wow, This month has flown by and I have been really busy. Clear Lake is back to normal, flood restrictions are no longer in effect, all launch ramps are open, normal speed controls are in place which is five mile per hour anywhere within 400 feet of the shoreline. Fishing has been great, catching numbers seems to be no problem and the recent tournament results have seen numerous fish over ten pounds being weighed in. Currently the water temperature is starting out around 53 to 54 degrees and with the predicted warmer daytime temperatures in this up coming week, should climb up to around the 60 degree mark. The fish are moving into the shallows and I would expect that we will see them on the beds within these next two upcoming weeks provided we do not have real cold spells that drops the water temperature. The lake has been really busy with fisherman, even on weekdays we are finding quite a few boats out on the lake. All of the guides are really busy and if you plan on hiring a guide, book early, at least a month out is recommended. A whole variety of baits are now working, jerk or rip baits, swim baits in all kinds and sizes are being thrown but the kitech brand seems to be the most popular. Shakey head jigs, drop shot worms, under spins with a small swim trailer, and with the fish moving shallow, the senko will be a sure bet to use. Keep in mind that all the big fish this time of the year are probably females and they have eggs in them and they need to spawn. Practice catch and release and don't stress the fish out by carrying them around in the livewell, weigh, picture, and release. It's a busy lake, be courteous, don't cut your fellow fisherman off, and watch your own boat wake around other fisherman. God Bless, Bob
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