UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Top 10 Patterns from Clear Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Clear Lake

Winning with relative ease, Bryant Smith was the only angler to top the 20-pound mark at the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on Clear Lake. The California lake’s legendary productivity was largely absent during the event, as aggressive grass eradication has robbed most of the lake of its essential habitat. This, along with the related oxygen decline and fluctuating fall temperatures had the lake in a stingy mood. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Clear Lake

Top 10 Baits from Clear Lake

Clear Lake wasn’t her normal self for the final stop of the Costa FLW Series Western Division presented by Evinrude, but there were still plenty of fish to be caught – just not the size anglers are accustomed to. Less grass and dirty water have the bass in a funk, but these top-10 pros adjusted well and earned their final positions this week. Below is a look at how the top pros enticed bites from tough Clear Lake conditions. READ MORE »

Castro Valley's Smith Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Western Division Event on Clear Lake presented by Evinrude

Castro Valley's Smith Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Western Division Event on Clear Lake presented by Evinrude

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Boater Bryant Smith of Castro Valley, California, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces to lead the event wire-to-wire and win the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on Clear Lake presented by Evinrude. Smith’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 53 pounds, 15 ounces, was enough to earn him the win by an 8... READ MORE »

Hardin Nets Co-angler Title on Clear Lake

Hardin Nets Co-angler Title on Clear Lake

Sydney Hardin won’t soon forget the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on Clear Lake presented by Evinrude; but not for competitive reason. Sydney did not fish the event — she turned 5 today, the same day her father Jeff won the event with a three-day total of 40 pounds, 6 ounces. READ MORE »

Smith Sweeps Tough Clear Lake

Smith Sweeps Tough Clear Lake

Bryant Smith had finally had his fill of getting beat because of the way he likes to fish and decided to do something about it. That “something” was a key bait change that led the Castro Valley, Calif., resident to his first pro victory with a three-day total of 53 pounds, 15 ounces in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude. READ MORE »

Day 3 Clear Lake Midday Update

Day 3 Clear Lake Midday Update

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Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 2

While Smith is operating on a different gear than the rest of the field, that isn’t to say the remaining top five can’t hang. Though Smith’s lead seems big, this is Clear Lake and in reality, that is one bite. READ MORE »

Smith Widens Clear Lake Lead

Smith Widens Clear Lake Lead

We knew going in that 20-pound bags would be scarce on a most uncharacteristically stingy Clear Lake. Well, we’ve seen two so far and the fact that Bryant Smith of Castro Valley, Calf., caught ‘em both definitively explains why he’s still leading the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude. READ MORE »

Day 2 Clear Lake Midday Update

Day 2 Clear Lake Midday Update

Day two of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude saw the high clouds of an approaching cold front reaching across Clear Lake and dazzled anglers with a cotton candy sunrise. As the morning progressed, cloud cover and slightly cooler conditions bespoke the kind of variance that could bring significant change to the standings. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Bryant Smith pushed through tough Clear Lake conditions to finish atop day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude with a limit catch of 20 pounds, 15 ounces. READ MORE »

Smith Sets the Pace

Smith Sets the Pace

With all the head nodding and shaking from anglers in disbelief of the bite, you’d think Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina was hosting a bobble head convention. But despite Clear Lake’s supremely challenging conditions, Bryant Smith of Castro Valley, Calif., caught a limit of 20 pounds, 15 ounces and took the early lead at the final Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude. READ MORE »

Day 1 Clear Lake Midday Update

Day 1 Clear Lake Midday Update

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Unfamiliar Waters on Clear Lake

Unfamiliar Waters on Clear Lake

It’s widely considered one of the top fisheries in the Western U.S., but Clear Lake will be no cake walk for the final Costa FLW Series Western Division presented by Evinrude. READ MORE »

Fall Patterns Ramping Up at Clear Lake

Fall Patterns Ramping Up at Clear Lake

Changes are afoot at Clear Lake, and watchful anglers will be hoping that fall’s onset will counteract potentially tough conditions as the Costa FLW Series Western Division concludes on this California powerhouse fishery Sept. 28-30. READ MORE »