Clear Lake is California’s largest natural freshwater lake. Lakes have existed at this site for at least 2.5 million years. The lake is surrounded by scenic mountains in the shadow of Mt. Konocti, an extinct volcano. The waters of Clear Lake support large populations of largemouth bass, channel and white catfish, crappie, bluegill, carp and the native fish known as hitch. Sometimes called the bass capital of the West, the lake is known for it’s quality bass with trophy fish over 10 lbs.