The 2016 – 2017 ice season will be ending soon. After this next warm spell the ice fishing on Clear Lake will be pretty much done. We are expecting 50 to 60 degree days this week and unless we get another hard cold snap we will be packing it up early this year. The good news is that we are going to have some killer fishing this spring. Crappies and Walleyes will be the primary target for most of the spring. If you’re looking for a fun day on the water our open water spring fishing trips are some of the best trips all year. We have a large guide staff readily available and we have done corporate trips with as many as 20 boats involved. We also offer guided Muskie Trips. Clear Lake offers some of the best Muskie fishing in Iowa and we love to target them.
We have opened a new bait shop in Clear Lake Iowa. Clear Lake Bait and Tackle is located on US HWY 18 E in Clear Lake. Please make sure to swing by on your next trip to the lake. Have a great day and FISH ON!!
The fishing this week has been good. We have been fishing with jigs and slip bobbers on the rocks. Casting plastics has also been working well near the wind swept points. The Yellow Bass have also started to pick up over the last few days. If we can get another warm spell the Yellows are going to be on fire. Yesterday Chris and his son had 50 plus yellows and 3 big whites fishing in 4 to 5ft along the rushes.
We have some exciting news!!!
Kevan Paul and Chris Scholl have decided to open a new bait shop in Clear Lake. We will be at 524 Hwy 18 East. CLEAR LAKE BAIT & TACKLE Inc. The shop will have everything from Muskie gear to ice fishing houses. If you’re looking for a great place to shop this year give us a shot.
Two local guides running a bait shop….. It doesn’t get any better than this!
I can tell you that this ice season has been great. We have had some fantastic bites between Okoboji and Clear Lake. I want to say thank you to everyone that came to visit.
Its TIME!!!!!!! SPRING WALLEYES!!!!!!
It’s time to start thinking about spring Walleyes and Crappies. The last two years the spring fishing has been unreal. It doesn’t matter if you like Panfish or Walleyes, we will be able to put you on a great bite. The calendar fills up fast so I recommend booking sooner than later. Feel free to call for details. 641-529-2359
This week has been warm and I have been receiving multiple call in regards to the ice. The ice is fishable and will be ok for a while yet. The biggest thing is the shoreline so please keep a eye on the access points. Trucks were ok today but might not be tomorrow so please use caution.
This time of the year can be one of the best times to land that trophy that you have been looking for. Late ice locations are similar to first ice locations. You will want to look at shallow points and some areas that have moving water. Remember use caution the ice is melting so please make sure you have your safety tools along. (life jacket, spud bar, ice spikes and a rope.
The sleeper will be coming off the ice soon and we will start working on the boat. We have started to book open water spring trips and those will fill up fast. Our spring bite will be killer this year. We are going to have a killer walleye bite and also a fantastic Crappie bite.
This year we are looking forward to the Musky bite. Please feel free to call for details on those trips.
I would like to say thank you to everyone for all the support is this ice season you guys were great.
This year the sleeper shack has been doing its job by producing some nice fish. Its not lights out but its good enough to where you can chase fish during the day and pop some nice ones in the shack at night. The guide service is in neutral at this time because of the big tournament this weekend. This weekend is the 4th annual Yellow Bass Bonanza and we have 510 anglers competing for over $30k in prizes. Monday the 15th we will be in full swing again and we do have some availability before the end of the month. Please call for dates if you have interest in fishing with us before ice out. I would also like to mention spring Walleyes. The 2016 Spring Walleye bite will be one of the best in years. The fishing over the last two open water seasons has been great and this year should be nothing less. If your looking for Walleyes and Crappies book with us in April May or June. If you want Yellow Bass / Walleye Mix June and July. If you want to Musky fish book May – Oct. Please visit my rates page for all the pricing. Feel free to call anytime.
With the warmer weather coming we can only think about spring Walleye and Crappie fishing. I have been booking some trips over the last month and I can’t wait to get the boat out. Tomorrow I’m filming another segment of Fishing the Midwest Bob Jensen. We will be targeting Crappie and Yellow Bass on Clear Lake. I just want to say thank you to everyone for all the support its much appreciated. Fishing over the last few days has been good. East Lake was great on Saturday Morning we caught Perch and Yellows and after 11 am we moved to Minni. for some more panfish action. I did get out on Clear today and the Yellows and Crappie are still going good. The Yellows are on Fire!!
We do all kinds of trips big or small. The 2015 open water season is getting closer everyday and April – June is prime time for Walleye and Crappie. Please call for special prices on large groups. Corporate trips are something that we specialize in. Shore Lunch, Top Quality Fishing Guides, and very Nice equipment. If you like to be pampered we are your guys.
The fishing over the last few days has been great. Lots of nice Crappie and Yellow Bass on Clear, Perch and Gills on West O. and Gills and Crappie on Crystal. We have 3 great bites and we have spots available. We are also doing a guided fishing trip giveaway. To enter the contest please visit Kevan Pauls Guide Service Facebook page. All you have to do is submit a photo and get the most likes and you will win a fully guided fishing trip.
Things on Clear are still steady. We have been picking up some nice panfish with a walleye or two mixed in. The Yellows are being caught in 3 to 6 ft in the little lake and the Crappie are starting to make there move to the winter holes. The Muskie fishing has been fair. We have been boating around 1 or 2 per trip.
ICE FISHING! Its time to start looking at or booking your 2015 ice fishing trip! We have been taking many calls about ice fishing and people have started to book. If your looking at doing a weekend trip this year you should call sooner than later. If your looking at a weekday trip you still have some time yet. This year is going to be a blast!