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Written By: Dan Bacher, December 29, 2013
Location: Clear Lake,
Largemouth bass fishing has really shut down at Clear Lake, with the top action reported at night by hard-working anglers.
“The full moon and cold water temperatures of 41 to 42 degrees are responsible for the tough bite,” reported Bob Higgins of Limit Out Bait and Tackle. “Even the minnow bite is slow now.”
For maximum success, he recommended throwing swimbaits and crankbaits at night at 8 to 25 feet deep. Big fish honors go to Steve Gonzalves, who caught and released two largemouths over 11 pounds while fishing Osprey swimbaits on recent nights.
George Hill also nailed a 10 lb. 14 oz. largemouth while fishing in the latest Clear Lake Bassmasters Tournament.
“Catfish action is just terrible, due to the cold water conditions,” added Higgins. “I haven’t heard of any crappie caught either.”
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