south edge of Clear Lake
19.2 ft. (2000)
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. |
|Channel Catfish - Good: Anglers are having good success with dipbaits in the last week. The best bite will be after dark but some fish will bite throughout the day. Target edges of reeds or rocks with Sonny's or similar bait.|
|Walleye - Good: Shoreline docks have been ok at dark or on windy days. Boats have been picking some up yet trolling, or fishing near the rock reefs near state reef, Billy's or Gilmore's. Some fish by the edges of the reeds where the wind blows into them.|
|Largemouth Bass - Fair: An occasional largemouth near the edge's of the reeds, rocks, or lily pads on the little lake.|
|Muskellunge - Fair: |
|White Bass - Slow: An occasional white bass near the reeds on the little lake.|
|Yellow Bass - Fair: A little bit better luck this week for anglers targeting yellows. Try the main lake rock reefs. Some yellows are also scattered yet along the edges of the reeds.|
Shortly after ice out walleye and yellow bass angling should take off. The walleye size range will be 14 - 17 inches for most legal fish caught. Occasionally, anglers will catch larger fish up to 28 inches. The yellow bass size in 2014 will be 7.5 to 8.5 inches. These fish can be caught in shallow water through Memorial Weekend. During the summer, channel catfish angling is good. Yellow bass consistantly hit into the fall. (2014)
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