south edge of Clear Lake
Amenities at Clear Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. |
|Ice thickness is 28-29 inches. Anglers should avoid driving through the channel, that runs from the little lake to the big lake, as that area can be unsafe; take the highway around instead.|
|Crappie - Fair: Anglers are still getting some in the deeper areas of the little lake around dark. Look for them to be suspended quite a ways off bottom if you're in the deeper water in the little lake. A few crappies also have been caught near Babtist Camp/Farmers Beach areas. Most are in the range of 8-11" long.|
|Walleye - Slow: Occasional walleye near the aerator on the west end at dark or in the Farmer's Beach area. (14" minimum)|
|Yellow Bass - Fair: Most of the yellow bass action seems to be coming from anglers on the main lake near the Babtist Camp & Farmers Beach. Yellows on the little lake seem to be around 12' of water. Most yellow bass being caught are around 7.5-8 inches with a few 9-9.5 inch.|
|Yellow Perch - Slow: Some small perch being caught. Mostly smaller ones.|
Anglers will have excellent angling for yellow bass in 2013. A very strong year-class is moving into a size anglers will harvest. Spring fishing will begin shortly afte ice-out. Yellows will spawn in May and provide great opportunities for both shore and boat anglers. Walleye anglers should see improved success. The 2010 year-class should move into the 14-16 inch size range this season. April thru June are typically the best times to target Clear Lake walleye. The crappie population has improved the past few years. Anglers should continue to catch more crappie while angling on Clear Lake. Channel catfish is an excellent species to target during the warm summer months.(2013)
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