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Written By: Dan Bacher, January 17, 2014
Location: Clear Lake,
Black bass fishing is really good this winter at Clear Lake, as evidenced by the lunker largemouths weighed in lately.
Josh Pelfrey of Yuba City topped the catches with a 14 lb. 3 oz. largemouth caught on a live minnow, reported Bob Higgins of Limit Out Bait and Tackle.
Then John Pearl and Jason Kincannon had a fantastic day when they caught and released five bass totaling just under 50 pounds, with about a 10 fish average. “They were using swimbaits and crankbaits on the lower end of the lake,” said Higgins.
Matt Allen and Tim Little also nailed an epic five fish limit weighing 39-1/2 pounds while fishing crankbaits and swimbaits. Allen caught a 13.86 lb. bucketmouth while fishing a swimbait.
“Anglers are catching the fish on A-Rigs, crankbaits, swimbaits and jumbo minnows,” said Higgins. “The best depths are from 4 to 20 feet deep.”
Channel catfish action is also going strong for bank anglers and boaters using jumbo minnows and caught sardines and anchovies in deep water around the lake. The crappie and bluegill fishing remains slow.
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