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Offline Bates

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2640 on: Feb 08, 2017, 07:01 PM »
Just stay away from them, they have boundaries.  I believe east of 2nd aerator in the big lake is tourney free.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2641 on: Feb 08, 2017, 07:45 PM »
What would Saturday be like on the lake, how busy on the little lake

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2642 on: Feb 08, 2017, 08:17 PM »
200+fisherman west of areater til noon with both parking areas full 1/2 the afternoon according to fishing report crappie & gills hitting next to rushes east of areater   only thing is you shouldn't have to drill any holes in tournament area in the p.m.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2643 on: Feb 09, 2017, 12:29 PM »
Is there a walk-on area east of aerators, on the north side of the lake?

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2644 on: Feb 09, 2017, 08:08 PM »
265 2 man teams. Over 500 people just in the tournament

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2645 on: Feb 09, 2017, 09:21 PM »
sorry thought they had a 100 team limit

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2646 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:11 PM »
Thinking about fishing Clear Lake on Saturday afternoon.  I know the ice is still pretty thick, but do you thiink it will be safe Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning?

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2647 on: Feb 16, 2017, 10:40 PM »
seen a couple autos (van & awd) this afternoon the question is if the shoe line is safe enough

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2648 on: Oct 14, 2017, 07:38 PM »
What's the best tackle/bait for the yellows?

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2649 on: Oct 15, 2017, 08:32 AM »
Give Clear Lake bait and tackle a call - talk to Kevin if you can

I would like to get into them this year also with son

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2650 on: Oct 15, 2017, 08:55 AM »
I was in there last week. Was a high school aged kid working.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2651 on: Oct 17, 2017, 04:04 PM »
That high school aged kid beat every Iowan that fished last years YBB. 1st-3rd place were out of staters and he took home 4th.

* Yellows this year are big. Lots of 10"+ inch fish out there. Should have some heavy buckets this winter.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2652 on: Oct 17, 2017, 05:03 PM »
That high school aged kid beat every Iowan that fished last years YBB. 1st-3rd place were out of staters and he took home 4th.

* Yellows this year are big. Lots of 10"+ inch fish out there. Should have some heavy buckets this winter.

Awesome for him, that's very impressive! Someone better step up this year so the first three places don't go to out of staters 😉 I was pretty impressed with the the bait shop. They had a lot of ice fishing gear out already. Seemed like pretty fair prices as well.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2653 on: Nov 02, 2017, 01:52 PM »
Hello all, new to the forum.

I've fished CL but only west of Baptist camp and little lake. Is the East basin any good through the ice? Any aeration on the East side?

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Clear Lake ice report
« Reply #2654 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:40 AM »
Please report if Clear Lake or Little Clear Lake has iced over yet?  I'm sure it won't be long before someone is walking out of McAntosh ...

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Re: Clear Lake ice report
« Reply #2655 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:52 AM »
Clear Lake Bait and Tackle just posted on fb saying it iced over
https://www.facebook.com/Clearlakebait

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Re: Clear Lake ice report
« Reply #2656 on: Dec 07, 2017, 12:41 PM »
Clear Lake capped over last night per Clear Lake Bait and Tackle. Follow there Facebook page if you haven't. If the conditions are right I may take a trip up next weekend.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2657 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:41 PM »
I remember my first trip up last year, it snowed the day before. The snow was wet and slush, drilled a few holes caught one fish. I wish I understood the area better to catch a few with my son.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2658 on: Dec 13, 2017, 12:51 PM »
Any updates on ice condition. I heard the rain and win did a number on what little ice we had out there.  See some cold temps last few days.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2659 on: Dec 13, 2017, 07:29 PM »
Last post I read was not good, wondering the same also if anyone lives close

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2660 on: Dec 13, 2017, 08:17 PM »
Reports from various bait shops in Clear Lake on Facebook say the weather has made the ice on CL unsafe for any sort of travel at this time.  >:(
The user formerly known as Midnight Rambler.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2661 on: Dec 15, 2017, 11:31 AM »
Thinking of heading up tomorrow morning Anybody been out this week? Ice report where should i avoid/fish?

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2662 on: Dec 15, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Kevin Paul posted a video on fb of spud barring around Mccintosh boat ramp yesterday or wednesday....most ice was in decent shape with a few open water or thin ice holes further out...use caution if venturing off the beaten path. They're posting regular updates so follow on fb or give them a call

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2663 on: Dec 15, 2017, 05:28 PM »
I was on the little lake today out of Vetura boat ramp. 4 to 5 inches most places, just use a spud bar and watch the frozen bubbles to check ice depth. Quite a few out from Macintosh ramp also.  Slow for most everyone that I talked to. People venturing out from Farmers beach today as well. Still some areas of concern as there is thin ice in pockets and some open water on main lake from the geese and swans. Be careful and good luck! 🐟😊

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2664 on: Dec 15, 2017, 07:02 PM »
I'll be out there tomorrow, good luck and be safe.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2665 on: Dec 16, 2017, 06:09 PM »
Good reports, I am not ready for the trip. Cold weather looks like Thursday

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2666 on: Dec 19, 2017, 12:11 PM »
Any ice reports from farmers or baptist?

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2667 on: Dec 19, 2017, 04:04 PM »
3-5 inches both places as of Saturday. It's been warm since then so use caution. If you want my opinion, stay safe and wait for better ice, it's freaking scary out there with 1 inch of ice butted up directly to 5".

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2668 on: Dec 20, 2017, 05:08 PM »
I made the trip today, I was the only one out there for a couple hours off Macintosh. I am still learning but I talked to several during the day and everyone reported very slow fishing. I did not venture out to far but had 3 - 4" where I drilled. I watched a few guys walk out pretty far on Little Lake.

I normally feel lost on this lake not understanding where to fish, but learning.

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Re: Clear Lake
« Reply #2669 on: Dec 26, 2017, 08:22 AM »
Stay shallow for the yellows.

 



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