NICE — If size and weights matter, than the fishing at Clear Lake has not been that bad, you just have to move around to find the bigger fish.
“The fishing here actually should be considered very good, if you factor in weight and size,” Bassin’ with Bob Myskey said. “Tournaments held here over the last three weeks have resulted in weights of a minimum of 25 pounds to a high of 28 pounds for a five-fish limit to win. The biggest fish caught in those three tournaments was a 9 pounder.”
“The upper end of the lake and west end are loaded with weeds and fishing the massive weedbeds requires a different set up than the average fisherman may be willing to use and or put in their time trying to locate the fish. Anglers should be concentrating on open water and deeper waters and not fighting the weed beds.”
Myskey said he averaged from 10 to 12 fish for his 5-hour trips this past week, catching many fish in the 3- to 5-pound range. “I managed to catch these fish in both the shallow areas and in the deeper areas out to 25 feet,” he said. “Once again, the key to any type of success here this time of the year is to cover water and move around a lot until you find a concentration of fish.”
Besides the bass action, the catfish action has been great and many people are catching numbers of them off of the shoreline and docks up to 10 pounds. “One of my customers caught a 16 pounder this past week while using a live crawdad fishing for bass,” Myskey said.
IT'S QUALITY OVER quantity right now at Clear Lake, with not a lot of fish being caught, but the ones that bite are generally big, like this 9 pounder caught by 10-year-old Brandon Crosson of El Dorado. He used a live crawdad mid-lake while fishing with guide Bob Myskey.