With our shallow water conditions, you can find weed lines and weed beds as much as a mile off shore. These areas are going to be holding the bigger bass and using the punching technique and flipping larger plastic baits into the pockets and edges of these areas will also produce the bigger bass. A days outing right now using a drop shot rig is going to result in 20 to 50 small bass being caught. You may get a kicker bass during that time but odds are your going to catch all small fish with the drop shot. Bigger bass are going to come on something that will keep the smaller bass from biting.
Most all of the docks on the upper end of the lake have very little water on them and the fish have pulled out into those outer weed areas that I have mentioned above. In the deeper areas of the lake, concentrate on jig's, deep diving crankbaits and swim baits worked slowly along the bottom. Clearlake is open for business and there is plenty of areas to fish, Pray for rain, God Bless, Bob