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Pesotum.Fisherman
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1/26/16 10:25 AM CST
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To answer the guy that's got a fishing tournament coming up in June, this is the best bait that we've found for the bass here. Fishing the stump fields and marinas are key for this lake. finding the channel bend across from the main marina is one of the best bass spots on this lake As well. Jigs, Worms, and Crank Baits all work very well here. A gentleman from my bass club said he had great luck throwing a ned rig in about 10 feet of water on both route 48 bridge and Dewitt bridge. you'll find a bunch of small fish bunched up with the occasional large one to boot. When the weather warms, there are weed lines that form and that'll be a large factor in how you fish as well. I love getting out to Clinton whenever I can. There are some BIG bass in this lake. Good luck.

eyeslayer007
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1/4/16 10:53 AM CST
I'll be coming down from central Wisconsin for a high school fishing tournament for bass in the beginning of June. just thinking ahead and wondering if anyone could give me some tips and or advice and also wondering what the water clarity is down there. thanks in advance

DrowningWorms
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11/11/15 3:02 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
I've been out the past two weekends. The weather was beautiful and the fish are still biting. I have caught several crappie on accident, but the shoreline and boat fishermen seem to be catching quite a few. I have heard that jigs and minnows are both working. I towed a boat in with engine trouble and they reported good catches in the crappie tournament.

Shad are everywhere and bass seem to be scattered in depth. Most of the smaller bass I landed were in 8 feet or less on white spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and rattletraps. The larger bass I found were relating to deep rock in 14-18 feet. These were caught on a football jig.

Enjoy it while you still can! Smile

bulldog95
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10/30/15 7:45 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went out at daybreak on 10/23. Was fishing at Dewitt bridge and caught about 30 crappie but only 4 being legal size. Also caught a 12lb channel on minnow fishing for crappie.

Point Muskie Hunter
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10/22/15 9:55 PM CST
I have never fished Clinton lake and I am looking for some bass any tips? Please message me if you are willing to give me any tips.

bulldog95
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10/15/15 1:39 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out 10/10/15 at daybreak and caught over 40 crappie with only 3 of them being legal size. Was fishing between bridges at DeWitt and catching them on minnow or a small twister tail. Hoping the bigger ones move in within the next couple of weeks.

TangledLines
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10/11/15 9:16 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Smaller crappie were hitting off the rocks near the campground about 10-15' from shore on minnows. Also caught several largemouth but everything under size limit though. Several good sized bluegills on wax worms closer to shore.

FISHEAD
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10/11/15 7:58 PM CST
Lots of action going on this lake ,1st crappie fishing on Thursday was good to very good . Had a rain and thunder storm come through late Thursday , it killed the fishing for Friday .Sat. and Sunday there were blow boat races and a collage bass tournament , and a lot of others were pre fishing for an up coming tournament , those that I talked to said the bite was tough. If you have any questions just ask.

Procastinator
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10/5/15 7:39 PM CST
Making my first trip to Clinton Lake this weekend . Is it normally a very busy lake? I'm targeting bass and also may fish for crappie. Are there any extremely shallow areas to be aware of? Any general information would be greatly appreciated.

FISHEAD
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10/4/15 9:20 PM CST
There is a large group of us staying at camp Quest . Most of are crappie fishing , but I'll post when I get back on how everyone did.

belviderenorthbass
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10/4/15 9:04 PM CST
Thanks for the info! And my tournament is Sunday Oct.18th.

Lund 50
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10/4/15 7:24 AM CST
are there any fishing guides that work this lake?

FISHEAD
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10/3/15 2:49 PM CST
I'll be down on Clinton lake Thursday the 8th till sunday the 11th. when is your bass outing ?

belviderenorthbass
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10/2/15 10:16 AM CST
I'm fishing a bass tournament on Clinton in October. Are there any suggestions bait wise and location. Also are there any bait fish in the lake? (like shad, shiners, fatheads, ETC.) Thanks in advance!

bulldog95
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FISHING REPORT
8/31/15 4:45 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
went out to Dewitt bridge around 1200pm. Caught about 30 crappie but all small (between 6" - 8 1/2." Was using minnows on one pole and a chartreuse tube on the other pole. Caught 1/2 on one pole and 1/2 on the other. Hoping the bigger ones will be in soon.

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