Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

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Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Ty Mannion » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:00 pm

I'm coming to Cali from Colorado in a few weeks to do some fishing. We were originally going to go to clear lake but a friend of mine was just down there and heard about Eastman. If you were going for the best trip which lake would you choose. Thanks

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Whoopbass » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:56 pm

Clear Lake and it's not even close.

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby JoeLanghans » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:52 pm

:lol: is this a trick question

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby scott39 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:36 pm

I live about 1 hour from Eastman. I live 3.5 hours from Clearlake. I have been to Clearlake about 10 times in the past couple years. Eastman 0
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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Rich hamilton » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Come up to Clear lake, book a local guide trip and have the time of your life :) RR
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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby jiggin4bass » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:54 pm

I live 20 mins from eastman lake and it a great little lake too catch some really nice bass but i would take Rich up on clear lake if you plan on being here for a week or two. The central valley in a heat wave now and aug is not going to be much better for valley heat 27 days of 100 plus degrees in aug coming up. Ive fished eastman and hensley lakes both for years now.
I know the lake well but if it was my choice it would be clear lake hands down.

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Mitch » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:02 am

Clear Lake, no question !! I fish Eastman a lot, but if I were coming in from out of state and wanted a great place to go, it's Clear Lake !! MILES and MILES of shore line, docks, tullies, rock piles and over all bigger fish !!
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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby jiggin4bass » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 pm

When i ģet my new bassboat ( 1976 mon-ark ) barn find having it serviced
Im not going to do fishing report for the fresno bee on eastman or hensley

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Lugnut » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:32 pm

Eastman can be a great lake, but Clear Lake is one of the top bass fisheries in the country. You always have the CA Delta in between Eastman and Clear Lake....another one of the top bass fisheries in the country....then there is Shasta, Don Pedro....the list goes on of water that I would put ahead of Eastman. Just my .02
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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby clum553946 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 pm

Eastman was killing it about a month ago on jigs at night, the extreme hot weather seems to have slowed things down. It’s a smaller lake. At Clear Lake you have a better chance of getting a monster or two. Also, there’s just a lot more water to fish at Clear Lake and it’s one of the destination bass lakes in the country! There’s also several towns on the water. When exactly are you coming to California?

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Ty Mannion » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:31 am

We are coming the week of august 19th. I have been to the delta twice now and clear lake twice. I caught my pb at the delta a 8.66 lb although I did lose an absolute beast as he spit my frog back at me. Lol. Clear lake was on fire 2 years ago for us but last year was a little slower. Although we did manage to catch some nice fish. My friend was just in Cali for a family reunion last week and heard about Eastman. His BIL owns land next to it. He has gotten googly eyes on it after he saw some pics. Thanks for the help

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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby Lugnut » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:44 pm

How long are you guys staying? Why not take a day and fish Eastman then once he gets that out of his system, head up to Clear Lake? I am guessing there about 5 1/2 hours apart...
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Re: Need help out of state. Eastman or clear lake

Postby zdbm2004 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Whatever your decision is be sure to check the report of fire locations. It’s gotten ridiculous all over. Don’t over look Berryessa or the delta.
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