Bass Hounds

Tackle Pros

Located in Clearlake Oaks California we know a thing or two about what the big girls can’t resist.  Bass Hounds – Tackle Pros is a one stop shop for more than just huge bass!  We also carry a complete lineup for catfish and crappie.

Thanks for stopping by and let us show you the difference that passion makes.

Boat Inspection

Keep Clearlake Muscle Free

We provide boat screening services required to launch your vessel on Clearlake.  Stop in on your way to the launch to purchase the Lake County Muscle stickers.  The process is extremely fast and we will get you in, out and on your way to enjoying the day on the lake.

New Arrivals

Swim Baits

Hard Baits

Terminal Tackle

Must Have Baits for May

Bob Tyler drops into the shop and gives you his “Must have baits on deck at Clearlake” from Bass Hounds – Tackle Pros.

Check out his channel for up to date conditions and fishing reports for Clearlake California before you hit the water to make the most out of you time on the lake.




new arrivals

fishing line

rods & reels

terminal tackle


soft baits

hard baits

top water

buzz baits

swim baits


spinner baits

umbrella rigs

boat launches

book a guide

fishing reports

lake levels


tournament calendar

what’s hot

Bill Dance


Larry Nixon


Fishing Lessons: Clear Water Buzzbaits with Larry Nixon (1998)

Fishing Lessons: Clear Water Buzzbaits with Larry Nixon (1998)

The video “Fishing Lessons: Clear Water Buzzbaits with Larry Nixon” released in 1998 is an educational and insightful demonstration that highlights the effectiveness and intricacies of using buzzbaits in clear water conditions. The video, featuring the renowned professional bass angler Larry Nixon, is a treasure trove of practical tips, fishing strategy, and technique.

2007 Elite Series – Clearlake California

2007 Elite Series – Clearlake California

In a record-setting performance on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit, Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Ala., bested Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., by more than five pounds at the “Golden State Shootout presented by Evan Williams Bourbon” on California’s Clear Lake.

Contact Us

Contact Info

13151 State Hwy 20,
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423

+408 416 6796

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Master the art of reading topography maps to locate largemouth bass hotspots during each season. Learn how to identify key structures and locations that will help you catch more fish.

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Popular Fishing Knots

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