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Intermediate - Expert level skills reccomended

Clear Lake




ON A 5 OR 6WT!

Year round independent guide service. Feather River, Sacramento River, clear lake, & lake oroville


Clear Lake is one of California's best options for targeting trophy Bass, possibly one of the best in the Nation. This is widely known amongst the bass tournament community, however within the fly community, Clear Lake is seldom spoken of.

I'm proud to say that as far as I know, I'm the first person to attempt guiding fly tactics here. I'd never even seen a picture of a Clear Lake bass caught on a fly rod when I started fishing here. Clear Lake has been an overall goal of mine for a long time and due to a little inspiration from prominent local guides, Ryan Johnston and Hogan Brown, I finally decided to start learning this water as of Spring 2016.

Just as the valley rivers turn on like a light switch in October/November because of the egg bite, Clear Lake does the same during August/September because of the shad bite. Fish become really aggressive and 30-60 hookup days can be had during this window.