Heavy Winds Don’t Stop Super Bass Bite
Four days of heavy winds didn’t stop the stellar bass bite at Clear Lake, reported Bob Higgins of Limit Out Bait and Gifts on Friday, September 27.
“Guys had to go up the north at Lakeport to launch during the wind, but they managed to catch good bags of fish,” said Higgins. “Fishing is good from top to bottom, from the north end to the south end. The fish average 4 to 4-1/2 pounds each.”
“We’re not seeing a lot of really big fish, but bass in the 4 to 6 lb. range are common,” he noted. “For example, it took a 55 lb. limit of 10 fish to win a night tournament and a 28 pound limit of five fish to win a recent club tournament.”
Anglers are experiencing an excellent top water bite with the River2Sea Whopper Plopper or frogs, while deep diving crankbaits or chatter baits also remain productive. “The most productive depths are 8 to 20 feet,” he noted.
“Catfish action continues to be great,” Higgins said. “Anglers are tossing out mackerel, sardines and nightcrawlers from boat and bank.”
“There was a good bite for hand-sized bluegill for a few days, but the fishing dropped off after the wind hit the lake,” he added.Back To Reports