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November Clear Lake Fishing Report With Damiki and Bryan Thrift
Category : BASS FISHING REPORTS
Nov. 5th thru 8th Damiki Baits, Bryan Thrift and I were up at Clear Lake to do some video and photo work promoting new baits from Damiki and a new hitch color from Pizz Customs (“The Beat Down”). Bryan worked with Tackle Warehouse for the first couple of days shooting video while I fished with Daniel Kim of Damiki testing “The Beat Down” using a variety of baits. We launched out of the Konocti Casino every day with unseasonably high temps from the high 70’s to low 80’s. The wind was non existent until a cold front moved in late Wed. night.
Since Bryan had never been to Clear Lake before, he fished to his strengths targeting docks both days in the north skipping a Stinger 5.5 in green pumpkin. This technique proved to be the most effective as Bryan averaged 15 fish per day. I had heard that the shad and hitch were up shallow and the bass were pushing them up in specific areas. So Daniel and I focused our efforts with the Tremor 65 in “The Beat Down” every where we could find shad and hitch shallow busting up the surface. One thing to note is that the abundance of grass and weed beds that bass were relating to back in the summer is non existent. The lake was sprayed about one month ago so the bass are now relating to either rock piles, docks, breaks/ledges or the bait. Due to the slick conditions, the reaction bite was very slow up north making for long periods of time between bites for Daniel and I. We ended up with only a couple of good solid keepers each day.
I left on Thursday morning but Bryan and Daniel stayed through Saturday fishing in the storm that had come into Lake County.
On Thursday Mark Lassagne of Bass Angler Magazine and professional bass angler Bill O’Shin came up to fish with Bryan.
On Friday Damiki Pro Jason Milligan came up to fish and shoot some video with Bryan.
Bryan and Jason got into some nice fish throwing medium diving crankbaits (DC400), Tremor 65, swimbaits and Umbrella rigs around docks and rock piles from mid-lake to the south end focusing on rock piles in 8-12ft.
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