When it comes to bass fishing, the folks at Bassmaster know what they're talking about. After all they's a group of people who have gathered around this sport to celebrate bass fishing in all its glory.
When it came to the daunting task of evaluating the bass fishing lakes around the US they were up to it and after many, many hours of exhaustive testing the folks at Bassmaster voted Clear Lake the second-best bass fishing lake in the whole United States. To get to number one, you have to travel all the way to Wisconsin.
According to professional angler Ish Monroe, "...you don’t have to be a great angler to catch ’em here. You can flip [or] throw swimbaits, topwaters, crankbaits — whatever you like to do, you can catch fish on Clear Lake doing it.”
The article also noted that Clear Lake is easy on the eyes, too. They talked about our incredible local wineries with their friendly family-oriented staff and more. The beautiful, unpolluted waters of the Lake are teaming with bass.
If fishing or just relaxing on the water is your thing, there are a number of boat rental companies that have watercraft of all sizes, from jet skis to large patio boats. We have a page dedicated to fishing and boating on Clear Lake. If you are planning on fishing the Lake, you can go it on your own or even hire one of the outstanding local guides who guarantee that you'll catch fish. One of those is Bob Myskey of Bassin' with Bob.
Of course we've also got our new Puddle Duck rowboats and we've also added a people-powered mini patio boat to our "fleet." We have our own private boat launch and dock and have recently rebuilt the lift mechanism on the pier so it's ready for your boat if you have one.
So why number two? The recent drought that hit California was the reason we didn't get tot the top of the rankings, frankly. And have we mentioned the recent rains that have increased the water level in Clear Lake?
Whether you plan to fish, just plan to spend some time on the Lake or just stroll out to the pier to watch a beautiful sunset, we hope to see you this summer. The Lake is waiting! And, apparently, so are the bass.
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