Clear Lake this week 4/25/2016

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Clear Lake this week 4/25/2016

Post by DanIsaac »

Well, another big tourney come and gone, and with it, our stable weather! While the lake is at 7.46 Rumsey, just below full pool, the wind and rain continue to muddle up what was once a promising spring bite. Water clarity has suffered immensely, as has the day time water temps, now hovering in the low 60 degree range.

FLW anglers got to experience a little bit of everything last week and through the finals Saturday, and as expected, the post spawn fish looked to have made the difference. One could hope for a big bed fish and there were a few caught, but from the looks of it, post spawners were not all that hard to find, and most were willing if the right offering was made.

The fish being bait related the birds and the dark colored bait schools would show most the way to some decent bags. I know the eventual winner stated he was throwing a combination of a-rigs and underspins, and that seemed to be the pattern at least half of the top ten was chasing, and I know for certain what third place finisher Wade Curtiss was chasing as well, underspin Keitechs and stand up jigs with Lil Creeper Sunfish. Underspin jigs with a 3.8 Keitech for the bait chasers, and stand up jigs tipped with a Lil Creeper Sunfish for the bed fish. I also know he’s now missing a few he thought he had. Just kidding, he was nice enough though to leave a few before heading home. Wade has his own line of jigs and swimming baits, and he can be reached on the internet @ Ladies Man Custom Baits, or by text at 949-735-2943. Check his baits out, quality made custom, according to your specifications; color, size, hook etc. etc.

Now for the forecast; already winds have taken their toll on anglers both yesterday as
well as today. Extremely high winds and big water took this boat and it’s anglers by
surprise and they were lucky to be able to walk away. Their boat, not quite so lucky, and
these kind of occurrences happen all of the time up here. When this water does get big
up here it is usually extremely hard to get up on top of, so my advice is DO NOT try.
Stick your bow up in the air and take your time. Better to get back in one piece than risk
this here. That said, I’m sure this happened so fast they didn’t have much of a chance.
One more tip, should something like this happen to you, try and stay calm, do not panic,
and check you kill switch if you’re motor will not re-fire. Trust me, I’ve been there!
Hopefully the remainder of the week will go as forecast and we will begin to see some
warmer, more stable weather come our way. Once it does, I suspect the bite is gonna pick
up, especially down south, or at least we can hope!
courtesy Ed Legan
courtesy Ed Legan
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