Clear Lake
Current Temperature:
45°
Est Water Temperature:
41° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.28 (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Clear Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Clear Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
California
Latitude:
39.019348
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Napa
Longitude:
-122.758140
Normal Elevation (ft):
1318
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
43520
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2013-02-14
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looking for crappie report on clearlake as 2/15/13
Guest
2013-02-14
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looking for crappie report on clearlake as 2/15/13
Guest
2013-02-09
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
To cold for a good bite. Try jig\'s in the south end, in water 15 to 25\' deep and fish them very - very slow for a few good bass. Good luck & \"Tight-Lines! Richard
Guest
2012-04-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
guys!!!! just caught an 6 pound walleye using crank bait sweet
abray
2010-02-25
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:

The catfishing is good to excellent in the south end of the lake but I could not get any reports on the north end.  Brad Farrin of Dons Bait & Tackle in Clearlake 707-995-9668 says the catfishing has been excellent. Boaters drifting Jago Bay in 15 to 18 feet of water are catching 8 to 10 cats per person running from 5 to 12 pounds with live jumbo minnows. Shore fishermen using chicken livers are loading up on 2 to 4 pound channel cats at Red Bud Pier and Highlands Park.  for the rest of this fishing report to to http://www.fishinreport.com/dailyreport/California/North_Coast_Lakes/Clear%20Lake/Default.htm and http://www.catfished.com/

Clear Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Clear Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 5/7/10. Just spent five days on the lake. Cold front after cold front has been hitting the area and the wind is causing 2 to 6 foot rollers. No joke! Everyone was having a tough if not impossible time. The hens are way offshore and the bucks are suspending in ten to twenty foot water just waiting. Had luck with some sight fishing and drop shotting submerged trees at Lake Berryessa for smallies and hybrids. But with night temps in the 30's and the intense wind here, wait till it calms down. Spring has been long, cold and rainy.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Clear Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Clear Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Clear Lake Walleye Rating:
2
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Clear Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Clear Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Clear Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
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Clear Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Clear Lake Trout Rating:
2
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

08:07 PST

Sunset:

18:43 PST

Moon Phase:


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