I grew up in Mount Vernon, but somehow never fished Clear Lake. Went swimming there a lot. Decided to give this lake a try for the first time. Read some past reports here, loaded up the Hobie and headed out. Not a real early start for me, around 9am by the time I had lines in the water.
To start off I decided to troll the whole lake to get a feel for where the fish were, how deep it was where etc. I spent a little bit of time chasing quite a few marks down near bottom towards the south end of the lake, which wound up being crappie. After a bit of exploring, I pretty much got dialed in to the lake and began catching fish. When I arrived, the water clarity was not very good, a foot or less of visibility. I assumed that I would need something extra flash like a dodger on my line to get the attention of the fish, this wound up not being the case. Fish were all caught at about the 5 foot depth mark. There was a hatch happening almost the whole time I was out and fish were slurping on the surface.
A 50/50 Elgin Fishing God's Tooth Spoon did the majority of the work. No dodger on it, no bait, just right out of the package. On the other line I ran a variety of set ups, incliding a wedding ring/worm/dodger combo, dodger/woolley bugger, a little mini gang troll with a wedding ring and worm etc. I got 1 on a God's tooth pink kokanee set up, and 1 at the end on a God's Tooth orange top spoon.
Speed seemed to be around 1.5 to get the fish, and the water temp was around 48 all morning.
Video shows the fish from the morning, plus 1 that I lost because I was on the phone with my wife and did't realize I had a fish on until it surface to let me know.