Wow, time has flown by, been one of my busier years. Currently fishing/catching can only be rated as fantastic with customers being able to catch well over 40 fish up to 60 and 70 on some trips. Most of the fish that are being caught are in the one to three pound range but we are also landing some in the 6lb range. Almost anything is working to catch fish right now, it mainly depends on how you like to fish, whether or not you use spinning gear only, and or bait caster type reels. The most popular technique right now for most people working the lake is a drop shot rig with a Robo style worm rigged about 12 inches up and rigged either Texas rigged which is weedless or the popular wacky style with the bait rigged in the center. A whole variety of other techniques such as a shad colored spinner bait, shallow and deep diving crank baits, Jig's with crawdad type trailers and colors such as browns and reds, carolina rigged set ups with a baby brush hog in the watermelon candy color, and then there is "top water baits". Walking baits such as a zara spook, popper style baits such as a full size Rico, artificial frogs, all are working but you have to put in your time and cover water and don't expect it to be easy. The lake is currently 5.64 on its level gauge which is about 3/4 of a foot higher than last year. We are having algae blooms with all the hot weather we have been having, but the fish are biting, and the lake has plenty of areas without any excessive algae. It's a great time to get out on the lake and have a ball catching these hard fighting bass, and also a great time to bring the younger ones out and get them exposed to fishing and have some fun with all the fish that can be caught now. All the guides that I work with are also very busy, if you are thinking about booking a guide trip, plan ahead or you may be disappointed by no availability. The county has monitors at all of the boat ramps now for most of the time, they will be checking to make sure you have gotten your clearance sticker to launch your boat which is a must here at Clear Lake. I do expect this strong bite that we are currently having to continue through the summer and into September. The techniques mentioned above also will not change and will continue to work. Fish are being caught all around the lake but I have been concentrating at Mid Lake and the South arms. As the lake level continues to drop due to the annual pull down, and as the weeds get worse on the upper end of the lake, the main concentration of fisherman including myself will be in the more rocky areas and deeper water areas. That's it for now, I will post again later this summer once things change, be safe, be courteous, don't cut people off while fishing on the lake, watch your boat wakes around other boaters, treat everyone like you want to be treated and have fun. God Bless, Bob
Pierce M Scott
7/12/2017 10:54:00 pm
I really enjoy your updates and website. Great job. Keep living the dream friend.
7/20/2017 08:57:39 am
7/21/2017 03:06:57 pm
Thanks for the kind words, let me know how it goes, I can always use a report, thanks Bob
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