BONUS BASS — 38+ POUND/5 FISH SACK ON STILLHOUSE

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Thursday, Jan. 14th, I fished with returning guest and retired Georgetown restaurateur, Dwight Stone, under ideal pre-frontal conditions on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.

A mild, dry front was forecast to hit around 10AM, and NOAA hit this one right on the head.  We enjoyed all of the benefits of pre-frontal fishing with no rain and no strong winds.

It would be an understatement to say the fish were fired up!

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  My first 10.00-pound largemouth bass for a client in my 15 years of guiding for white bass and hybrid stripers was landed this morning by Dwight Stone of Georgetown.  He caught this on one of my white Hazy Eye slabs with stinger hooks attached.

PHOTO CAPTION: About a half-hour later, Dwight put this one on the deck, as well.  6.25 pounds.

 

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  I chipped in with a 7.75 early in the morning …

 

PHOTO CAPTION: …and a 9.50 after the wind started to blow.  What a morning!!

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Thursday (AM), 14 January 2021

HOW WE FISHED:

The big story this morning was the wonderful bycatch of quality largemouth bass we landed on light slabs and spinning gear intended for our target species — white bass.

The top 5 fish Dwight and I landed this morning weighed 10.00 pounds, 9.50 pounds, 7.75 pounds, 6.25 pound, and 5.125 pounds (38.625 pounds total, all measured on a certified scale).  Dwight’s 10-pound fish was the first ten-pound largemouth I’ve ever had a client land in 15 years of guiding for white bass and hybrid stripers.  It measured 24 1/8 inches and was in excellent shape.  The tail lobes were not even scarred or nicked.

Every last one of these fish was taken on my Hazy Eye Slab with stinger hook attached.   We used the lighter 3/8 oz. version when the winds were calmed, and I upped to to 3/4 oz. when things got nautical.

Those stinger hooks really earned their keep this morning, as every one of the bass we landed (9 total) did at least one head-shake, and that stinger, in combination with the treble, held the slab fast and kept it from being whipped around like a ball-and-chain, and thus coming loose.

We handled all of these fish very quickly and gently, and that, combined with a slow rise from bottom due to taking our time using light spinning gear, made for a barotrauma-free release for each one of them.

Amidst all of this excitement we landed a steady stream of quality white bass, as well — 98 of them to be exact.  The fish we found in the first three hours came from scattered, small groups wandering on deep flats, and the fish we found in the final hour were smaller, more bunched up, and were closer to the channel break.

We landed more fish in our final hour than in the first three hours, combined, thanks to the pressure change accompanying the arrival of the dry cold front.

Since we’d done quite well, and had increasing winds and decreasing action by 11:20A, we wrapped it up right at the 4-hour mark this morning and I prepared to turn around and head over to fish an afternoon trip on Belton.

An easing tactic was the primary fish-catching technique this morning.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 107 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  Classic, strong, pre-frontal fishing activity experienced this morning; with helpful bird action through 10:15AM in multiple locations.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  7:20A

End Time: 11:20P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 40F

Elevation:  0.72′ low with a 0.0’ 24-hour change and 34 CFS flow thru the dam (note that Belton rose about 0.50 feet with the rain which fell last Wednesday and Thursday).

Water Surface Temp: 50.0F

Wind Speed & Direction: SW5-6 at sunrise, slowly and steadily increasing while swinging through W to WNW.  By trip’s end we had WNW16 gusting 20 as the front arrived.

Sky Condition: Clear, bluebird skies

Moon Phase: Waxing crescent moon at 2% illumination 

GT = 5

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas 0082 (2 fish), 1138 (14 fish), 1950 (20 fish), and SH0001C (71 fish as the front arrived)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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GORE-TEX GATHERINGS — 202 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This past Wednesday morning, January 6th, I welcomed returning guests PJ Condit and Scott Smith, joined by first-time guest Brandon Schaefer.

PJ and Scott became friends a few years ago when they attended an event at the same retreat center near Lexington, TX.

PJ is the lead minister at Community Christian Church in Round Rock, and Scott is the senior pastor at Crestview Christian Church in Copperas Cove.

Brandon, a friend of PJ’s, has spent his entire career in law enforcement.

The three fellows came out today as a result of a Facebook post I made on Monday wherein I saw pre-frontal conditions developing, and did not have anyone on the books to enjoy that opportunity.  I indicated that anyone who signed up should enjoy above average fishing thanks to the weather scenario.

That weather scenario included a 67% chance of rain with a total accumulation of 0.14 inches from 6A to 1P, so, I advised everyone to bring raingear.

Because fishing in the rain is not for everyone, I have, on occasion had parties request to postpone under conditions I knew full-well would produce some great fishing.  On such occasions, I’ve scrambled to post the opening on Facebook so the day would not be a loss.  On several occasions PJ has stepped up and claimed those openings, so, when everyone arrived this morning I observed we were “…fixing to have another Gore-Tex gathering,” knowing nature might beat us up a bit before we cashed in on the pre-frontal fishing.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Brandon Schaefer, Pastor PJ Condit, and Pastor Scott Smith during our Gore-Tex gathering on Lake Belton under pre-frontal conditions.  These fellows boated 202 fish.

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Wednesday (AM), 06 January 2021

HOW WE FISHED:

Pre-frontal fishing is the closest thing in the fishing world there is to gambling.  When all goes well, the payoff can be big, but, all doesn’t go well sometimes.

The weather scenario, according to the NOAA forecast, was for SSE winds to begin shifting through the SW, then W, then just north of W by mid-morning.  A brief chance of light rain existed during the passage of the lead edge of the front, followed by increasingly strong WNW winds.

That was the “theory”.  The reality was that we had a thick blanket of fog which no forecaster made any mention of, accompanied by light winds from the SE for about the first 3 hours of the morning.  This was because the approach of the front had slowed down.

After a nearly fishless first hour, we began to score some fish using an easing tactic in conjunction with my small, 3/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slabs with stinger hooks, up in shallow (under 25′) water.

Into our second hour, and just as everyone got in to the groove of lifting their baits, setting the hook at the right time, etc., we were beginning to put fish in the boat steadily when an incredible boom of thunder rattled the still, foggy air around us like artillery and, even though it was miles to our south and west, we all ducked, grabbed rods to lay them down, turned off sonar, and made a beeline for the nearest shoreline so we wouldn’t be the highest-profile targets out there to get lightning’s attention.

We enjoyed manly conversation in a 25-minute thunderstorming downpour while occasionally glancing at weather radar to watch the storm cell’s direction of travel.

Things were not looking good, but, bottom line: there was no way I was going to advertise above-average fishing and then take these three guys back to the dock with anything less.

We had now paid our dues.  Once that thunderstorm passed, the skies began to brighten, the fog began to clear, and the fish fishing began to ratchet up notches at a time.

Once those fish started biting, they just absolutely cranked up.  With every additional mile-per-hour of wind speed, the bite got more and more aggressive.

We fished three areas after that storm’s passage and landed exactly 202 fish, including 1 freshwater drum, 5 largemouth bass, and 195 white bass.

To catch these fish, we alternated between an easing tactic and a slow-smoking retrieve when fish were in a chasing mood and/or too far off the bottom to use an easing tactic, all with that light 3/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slab.

As the fellows quickly gained experience in scrutinizing the Garmin LiveScope screen for fish position and attitude, they slowly became adept at choosing a smoking or easing tactic, as appropriate, and that is where we really started to capitalize on the aggressive fish.

After such a slow start and having them endure the dousing they did, I kept them on on the water through 2:30P, at which time we agreed to quit only so they still had a chance of making a late lunch over at Miller’s Smokehouse!!!

We gambled, and it paid off.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 202 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  Classic, strong, pre-frontal fishing activity experienced this morning; no helpful bird action.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  8:00A

End Time: 2:30P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 58F

Elevation:  0.72′ low with a 0.0’ 24-hour change and 34 CFS flow thru the dam (note that Belton rose about 0.50 feet with the rain which fell last Wednesday and Thursday).

Water Surface Temp: 53.5F

Wind Speed & Direction: Calm to SSE4 as fog persisted through about 10:30A; then winds shifted SW, then W, then NW and began to intensify in the hours thereafter.  When we departed the winds were NW16 gusting 22 and blew even harder later in the afternoon.

Sky Condition: Fog through 10:30, followed by a thunderstorm, after which the cold front moved in and began clearing the skies to blue and cloudless.

Moon Phase: Last quarter moon at 49% illumination 

GT = 10

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas 099 (slow, shallow), 1177 (pre-storm), 1294 (following wind shift), 1551/1293 (following wind shift), 1614 (following wind shift)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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SORTASTITIOUS, NOT SUPERSTITIOUS — 68 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This past Tuesday afternoon I fished with Dave and Andy Covington of Belton, TX, with Dave’s mom, Terri, coming along as a spectator, videographer, photographer, and snack-passer-outer.

Terri got this trip as a Christmas present for Andy (who, at age 7, originally asked for a boat for Christmas!).  In early December when Terri and I spoke by phone about this arrangement, we somewhat randomly chose Wednesday, Dec. 30th, as the date to make the trip happen, however, Mother Nature had other things in mind as we had a cold, wet downpour all day that day.

We relooked at the weather forecast and the Belton Independent School District calendar, and agreed that this date worked in both regards.  Things turned out as well as can be expected fishing with a 7-year-old in 50-degree water…

 

PHOTO CAPTION #1:

PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Dave, Andy, and Terri Covington on Lake Belton, cashing in Andy’s Christmas fishing gift certificate.

 

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (PM), 05 January 2021

HOW WE FISHED:

With a pretty solid weather forecast (SE winds on the end of a 3-day warmup, and with building cloud cover) I was not concerned so much about finding biting fish as I was in coaching Andy to stay consistent with the pretty demanding tactics we would have to employ to enjoy sustained action.

Fortunately, like many kids engaged in sports, he was coachable, and he also connected his own level of attention to detail with his success rate  — he understood his chances to catch fish were best when he carefully tried doing everything right, every time.

Because we were between weather fronts, the fish were feeding, but sort of lackadaisically, so we went with small, 3/8 oz. white Hazy Eye Slabs with stinger hooks, and worked them with an easing tactic on, and just off, the bottom.

As is often the case in such scenarios, most of our results at each area we visited were front-loaded, meaning we’d catch most of the fish we were going to catch at a given area right after starting our presentations, only to have the interest level drop off sharply after only a short period of time.

This simply meant we had to move routinely, if only a few boat-lengths away, to keep fish interested.

As we fished our first area, the subject of superstitions about fishing came up.  I told my crew how some people get really caught up in connecting things with no bearing on fishing whatsoever to their fishing success, such as wearing a “lucky” fishing hat or shirt.  It was then that Dave shared with us that he, personally, was sortastitious, but definitely not superstitious.

Thanks to cloud cover building in the western sky late in the afternoon, the light level began to dim well before sunrise, thus shifting the bite up shallower than during the first two-thirds of the trip.

We closed out the trip in between 22-26 feet of water taking fish at the fastest pace of the entire trip in our last 40 minutes on the water as the fish put on a low-light feed which I haven’t observed in quite sometime.

We ended up with 68 fish by the time they shut down right at sunset.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 68 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  We experienced a strong low-light feed this evening in the last 40 minutes preceding sunset; the action then died suddenly once the sun set.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  1:15P

End Time: 5:40P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 68F

Elevation:  0.74′ low with a 0.02’ 24-hour fall and 34 CFS flow thru the dam (note that Belton rose about 0.50 feet with the rain which fell last Wednesday and Thursday).

Water Surface Temp: 54.2F

Wind Speed & Direction: SSE8-10 all afternoon.

Sky Condition: Light blue skies with quickly building cloud cover throughout the afternoon to ~75% cover by sunset.

Moon Phase: Waning gibbous moon at 60% illumination 

GT = 100

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas B0067G, 295/409/1943, vic 150 (best average size), vic 1943, vic 171 (shallow), vic B0172C (shallow)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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FIRST TRIP OF 2021 — 88 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH: This morning, Monday, Jan. 4th, I fished a half-day trip with Mr. Ty Burcham and the Salcedo brothers: Owen (17), Ian (15), and Levi (10), all from around the Austin area.

I was concerned about the weather because as far back as Friday afternoon, the NOAA forecast was calling for near zero cloud cover and light winds.  I would normally postpone under such conditions if they followed a cold front, but, the cold front’s impact was most drastically felt on Saturday.  Sunday saw a return of southerly winds, so I knew we could catch fish this morning, albeit with some effort.  Besides, the kids’ schedule had no flexibility, so we took lemons and made some lemonade.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #1:  This was my crew this morning, from left: Levi, Owen, Ty, and Ian.

PHOTO CAPTION #2:  Ty wound up boating the biggest fish of the day, a 19-inch hybrid, thereby earning the right to buy lunch for everyone!

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Monday (AM), 04 January 2021

HOW WE FISHED:

Before we left the launch area this morning, I provided a “live demo” on how we would need to slowly and methodically move our slabs in order to have success this morning.  Once it seemed everyone understood what we were doing and why we were doing it, we moved out to hunt for fish.

Fish were not all that hard to find today, but the ratio of biting fish to fish found was, as anticipated, pretty low.

By the second area we stopped at, everyone’s technique was effective enough to catch fish consistently, and, as the skies brightened and the fish roused a bit more, our catch rate began to climb.

Fishing was slow but consistent, and the diminutive, white 3/8 oz. slab got the nod for use this morning.  As we had fish regurgitate the shad they had eaten, that 3/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slab was a dead ringer for the real deal.

Around 10AM, the bite began to weaken, as the fish would only fire as soon as we dropped our slabs down, but would shut down soon after.  In hopes that more open water would at least be rippled by the wind, I chose to change locations.  When we did, I found a handful of helpful birds (mainly terns) working a small patch of open water.  We checked it out with sonar, saw fish both on bottom and suspended, Spot-Locked on them, and broke out the MAL Lures for about a 45-minute go at some fish which were generally large than those we’d been catching up to that point.  It was during this time that Ty landed our one and only hybrid of the trip.

To tempt the fish with the MAL, we had to get the blade going with as little handle-turning as necessary, then downshift to as slow a speed as possible while still keeping the blade spinning.  Even when it wasn’t fish quite perfectly, it still out-produced slabs while the fish were aggressive.

By around 11:00, the fish had settled back down, so we took a “middle of the road” approach and used our slabs with a slow-smoking retrieve (as they can be worked a bit more slowly than MAL Lures which require a bit of speed at the beginning of the retrieve to get the blade going).  This worked well for another 30 minutes and then these open water fish gave up altogether.

By now it was noon and I told everyone I’d try to get us on fish one last time so everyone could go home with a rod bent right up to the last minute.  We did find one final school of fish, and, although they were small, the boys enjoyed catching them.

We wrapped up this morning with 85 white bass, 2 freshwater drum, and 1 hybrid striped bass.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 88 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  About 30 minutes of helpful bird activity from ~10:15 to 10:45 under calm, bright conditions.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  7:45A

End Time: 12:30P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 39F

Elevation:  .72 low with a 0.02’ 24-hour fall and 34 CFS flow thru the dam (Belton rose about 0.50 feet with the rain which fell last Wednesday and Thursday.  Although 2.0 to 2.5 inches fell area wide, it came in doses which soaked in, resulting in minimal runoff.

Water Surface Temp: 52.6F

Wind Speed & Direction: Never more than a slight ripple on brief occasions.  Nearly flat calm all AM.

Sky Condition: 0% cloud cover on a bright blue sky.

Moon Phase: Waning gibbous moon at 71% illumination 

GT = 110

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas  B0009C thru 376, vic 1275 (open water birds), vic B0186C

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: WILLOW P. — 101 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29th, I fished with one of my most regular clients, Steve Niemeier, accompanied by his granddaughter, Macy Fowler, and Macy’s friend, Willow Pratt.

Although Macy moved to a different school district during her third grade year, she and Willow have remained friends since first meeting in pre-school.

Willow had been fishing before, but never on a boat.  And, the weather she fished in was much more fair than the blustery damp conditions we took on as the afternoon progressed toward sunset.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #1:  From left:  Willow Pratt, Macy Fowler, and Steve Niemeier, each with one of the 101 fish they landed after laboring for 4+ hours on what will likely be the last balmy winter afternoon for some time to come.

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (PM), 29 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

As I greeted Steve and crew, talk immediately focused on catching 100 fish.  If the fishing was as good in the afternoon as it was earlier in the morning, that would be doable, but, I’ve been doing this long enough to know that a great AM bite and great PM bite in the same day is a rarity.  In addition, the wind was a wildcard today — it was calmer than forecast in the morning, but this afternoon it would hinder a bit.

Fortunately, both girls had a “reach the goal” mindset and were persistent.  I actually complimented Willow on being very coachable.  She made a few rookie mistakes with her technique, as everyone does the first time they work slabs the way we did today, but, once I pointed those things out and demonstrated what I was trying to get her to do, she got right on it and focused on doing it better.  She definitely won the “most improved” title for the morning.

As we got lines in the water, it became immediately clear that we would have to work for our fish this afternoon.  We found plenty of fish, but, they were flattened out on bottom and took a lot of coaxing.

For every 20 or 30 fish we teased up far enough off bottom to get full target separation on Garmin LiveScope, only 1 or 2 would continue to move toward the lure to strike.

But, move 4 lures enough times correctly over enough fish, and you can still piece together a decent trip even when the fish don’t cooperate real well; and that’s what we did today.

Due to the wind and having young anglers on board, I stuck with the 5/8 oz. white Hazy Eye Slab with stinger hook (I would otherwise have chosen the lighter 3/8 oz. version).  With the water now in the low to mid-50’s, that stinger hook is now accounting for well over half of my caught fish and nearly every single largemouth bass we catch as bycatch is hooked primarily on the stinger.  I see this occur at this time of year, every year.

We used an easing tactic in most areas, and, on a few occasions when the fish would lift off bottom in numbers, we used a slow smoking tactic.

When all was said and done, we’d met our goal of 100, plus one more for good measure.  The action quickly tapered as sunset drew near.  Our count stood at 88 fish when we moved to what I thought might me our final location; that area gave up 6 fish.  Now at 94 fish, we had to move again.  The next area gave up 3 fish.  Now at 97 fish, we had to move three more times to get our final handful of fish needed for the girls’ 100 fish goal. They stuck with it right to the last and accomplished what they’d set out to do.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 101 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  No helpful bird activity today.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  1:15P

End Time: 5:35P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 68F

Elevation:  1.20 low with a 0.01’ 24-hour fall and 34 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 55.1F

Wind Speed & Direction: Hard S. wind all day, varying from 14 to 17 straight line, with higher gusts

Sky Condition: Grey cloud cover with mist and some brief, light rain in the last 90 minutes before sunset.

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 100% illumination (full moon is tomorrow)

GT = 30

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas  B0185C to 0147, 171 to 788, 709, B0011C, 1679, and 409 (2 short hops)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES — 115 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH: This morning, Tuesday, Dec. 29th, I fished with returning guests Max Lopez, and Joe and Dawson Adcock.

Joe and Max are both U.S. Army veterans, and both are members at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen, where Max serves as the maintenance man.  In his retirement, Joe began volunteering to help Max fix the church’s aging HVAC equipment, and that grew into a post-retirement occupational pursuit for Joe, with him starting to pursue licensure in that field via coursework this coming semester.

Dawson is a student in the Killeen Independent School District in which his mom, Danna, is an teacher.  He plays soccer when he’s not at school, sleeping, or eating.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #1:  From left: Dawson and Joe Adcock, and Max Lopez with a few of the very cooperative white bass we landed under ideal winter weather conditions.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #2:   If you closed your eyes and listened as Dawson reeled this drum in, you’d have thought he was straining to outdo his personal best bench press record!!

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (PM), 29 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

Yes, what a difference a day makes.  Yesterday, I had four anglers labor for 5.75 hours to wrangle 102 fish under foggy skies and an uncomfortably cool NE breeze.  Today, it took three much less experienced anglers only 3.75 hours to boat 115 fish, the difference being the weather.

There really is no more influential factor on fish behavior in freshwater than local weather.

This morning was the perfect mix of diffuse light, grey cloud cover, wind, and balmy temperatures (continuing from the overnight hours), all in advance of a major change in weather approaching tomorrow.

For the middle two hours of this trip we had aggressive, suspended fish continuously moving on and off our Garmin LiveScope sonar screens, eager to chase an artificial lure moving at a steady clip.  And, the lead up to that and the taper off from it afterwards were both still pretty decent.

We used 5/8 oz. white Hazy Eye Slabs with stinger hooks affixed to catch 100% of our fish this morning.  When the fish were less aggressive, we used an easing tactic, and when they were more aggressive, we used a slow smoking tactic.

We wound up with 3 largemouth bass, 5 drum, and 107 white bass.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 115 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  No helpful bird activity today.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  8:00A

End Time: Noon

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 57F

Elevation:  1.20 low with a 0.01’ 24-hour fall and 34 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 55.1F

Wind Speed & Direction: Hard S. wind all day, varying from 14 to 17 straight line, with higher gusts

Sky Condition: Grey cloud cover all morning, but without precipitation

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 100% illumination (full moon is tomorrow)

GT = 0

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas  1362, B0011C, vic B0005G, 2052, and B0066G

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

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FOGGY SKIES, FUNKY WEATHER, FISHY MORNING — 102 FISH

WHO I FISHED WITH: This morning, Monday, Dec. 28th, I fished with Gary & Rachel Davidson, and their teenaged sons, Elijah and Micah Garrett, all from Kerrville, TX.

This was Gary’s fourth trip with me since early October, and Rachel’s third.  Since the boys were joining them for the first time, and given the season, water temperature, and weather all factored in, I thought fishing Stillhouse would serve us best.  It typically means fewer, but much better quality, fish.

Once again, the weather I anticipated based on the forecast when I went to bed was not what we experienced this morning.  I was expecting a cloudy but dry day with winds from the NNE at 8-9.  What we got was a damp fog with occasional drizzle, and a lack of breeze, save for a few unsustained puffs from the ENE.  Perhaps I need to go to bed later!?!

Anyway, if I had to be on Belton or Stillhouse under these conditions at this time of year, I would definitely prefer Stillhouse as it seems to produce in a pinch in the winter.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #1: Over ten pounds of bass came aboard in under 15 seconds!  Rachel landed this 3.25 pound fish as Gary tangled with this 7.00 pounder simultaneously.  The fish were taken in 42 feet of water on a 5/8 oz. white Hazy Eye Slab with stinger hook attached.

PHOTO CAPTION #2:  This was just for starters!  We met at 7:30A, and took this photo just after 8:00A as we were about to leave our first area fished.  The Davidsons wound up putting 102 fish in the boat over the course of the morning.

WHERE WE FISHED: Stillhouse Hollow

WHEN WE FISHED: Monday (AM), 28 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

The weather definitely had the fish in granite gear this morning.  We really had to work to put our fish in the boat this morning, and face an abnormally high “rejection rate” on lures presented well which were just completely refused by the fish.

Birds were somewhat helpful in that on a few occasions they would circle up high over large expanses holding fish, but, they rarely dove down to feed, and, if it were not for sonar, we would have been hard-pressed to figure just where the fish were even when the birds gave us some clues.

We found fish in small bunches roaming the deep flats were much harder to catch than fish more tightly congregated on breaklines.  As usual, the brighter the grey sky got, and the better the breeze pushed, the more fish we landed.

Although we gave bladebaits a try for a short while, landing 2 fish and missing 2 more on them, the remainder of our fish came on the 5/8 oz. white Hazy Eye Slab with stinger hook attached.  The majority of our catch was hooked with the stinger, as is typical for Dec. – early March fishing.

One major observation made today was that, even with 8-foot rods, the distance we needed to move our lures up off bottom was higher than everyone could consistently, smoothly lift their lures to.  So, we adjusted by simply reeling the lures upward at a slow rate intended to match the rate of rise we’d successfully lured our fish off bottom with.  As soon as we implemented this change, our catch rate improved considerably.

We ended up with 102 fish, including several white bass exceeding 15 inches, and one exceeding 16 inches.  In addition to the two nice largemouth shown in the photo, Gary also landed another 4.75 pounder.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 102 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: 1) Even with 8-foot rods, the distance we needed to move our lures up off bottom was higher than everyone could consistently, smoothly lift their lures to.  So, we adjusted by simply reeling the lures upward at a slow rate intended to match the rate of rise we’d successfully lured our fish off bottom with.  As soon as we implemented this change, our catch rate improved considerably.  2) Edge/breakline fishing was much more productive than flats fishing.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  8:00A

End Time: 1:45P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 49F

Elevation:  1.26 high with a 0.02’ 24-hour fall and 1 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 53.8F

Wind Speed & Direction: Light and variable under 4mph from ENE

Sky Condition: Dark grey with fog and mist all morning

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 97% illumination

GT = 120

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas 1312, 0101/0270, 0287/1301, SH0034G (blades between here and channel), SH0096C/1358, SH0005C, 1515

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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Tough Got Tougher — 90 Fish @ Belton

WHO I FISHED WITH: This Christmas Eve 2020 morning I welcomed four troopers aboard for what we knew before starting was going to be a tough white bass fishing trip.

Joining me today was Shawn Leverington, a U.S. Army officer, his step-son, Ryan Blair, a senior at Belton High School, Jerry Saikley, a military contractor at Ft. Hood, and his son, Derek Saikley, who is going on 10 years in the U.S. Air Force.

A cold front began pushing in late yesterday afternoon with high winds and dropping temperatures going into the night and early morning.  As I prepared for launching just after sunrise, it was a cool 31F with a windchill around 24F, thanks to a brisk 13+ mph breeze.

Between the already cold water, dropping temps, and increasing pressure, fishing for white bass was like trying to wake a hibernating bear.

PHOTO CAPTION #1: From left: Jerry and Derek Saikley, Ryan Blair, and Shawn Leverington on their blustery 24 December fishing trip.  You might say it was a “white” Christmas Eve.

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Thursday (AM), 24 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

To put together our catch of 90 fish, we moved frequently, used small slabs worked slowly, and worked through the distraction of seeing the vast majority of fish sighted on sonar reject our offerings.

I often mention to my clients before dropping my Garmin LiveScope transducer in the water that they shouldn’t look at the screen if they don’t deal well with rejection.  LiveScope opens up the underwater world to you — both the good and the bad.  When you see in real-time how many fish do not go for your lure as a percentage of the whole, it can make even an accomplished angler second guess himself!

We found that the majority of the fish we would catch at any given area would typically come within the first few minutes of offering our presentations.  After we sat over fish which had seen our lures for a while, rarely would any of those fish be fooled.  As this played out and we noticed this trend emerge, we spent less time laboring for stubborn fish, and moved more frequently to get our presentations in front of “fresh” or “dumb” fish.

Fish were generally glued flat to bottom today and held together in small groups.  These groups would not move far or fast out of curiosity to any noise or commotion we or the fish we hooked created, thus, we did “short hops” to move to the fish just a few boat lengths from us as witnessed on sonar.

Of the 90 fish we caught, every single one pursued our lures upwards from the bottom or struck while the lure was at bottom before we raised them upwards.  Not a single fish was taken while moving our lures past suspended fish (in fact, very few suspended fish showed on sonar all morning).

We worked white, 5/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slabs with stinger hooks attached.  If we had less wind, I’d have bumped down to 3/8 oz., but the extra weight kept lines hanging vertically and helped avoid tangles.  The 3/8 and 5/8 Hazy Eye Slabs are the same length, with the 5/8 version being thicker and wider than the 3/8 oz. version.

We put in about 5.5 hours of effort for the 90 fish we landed.  This catch included 5 freshwater drum, 3 largemouth bass, and 82 white bass.

Hazy Eye Slabs and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 90 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: 

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  8:00A

End Time: 1:30P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 31F

Elevation:  1.10 low with a 0.03’ 24-hour rise and 34 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 55.1F

Wind Speed & Direction: NW13 at trip’s start, increasing to NW17, gusting 25 by trip’s end

Sky Condition: Bluebird skies in conjunction with the cold front moving in

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 73% illumination

GT = 50

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Areas B0189C, B0122C (2 hops), 0412/0403 (2 hops), B0064G (2 hops), and B0065G/B0044G (2 hops)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bobmaindelle

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DAWN ‘TIL DUSK — 256 FISH @ BELTON (55 AM, 201 PM)

WHO I FISHED WITH: Today, Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, I fished with two separate parties.  This morning, I welcomed mother/daughter duo Pat Lehman and Chris Schwenke aboard at 8AM and fished with them until noon.  They landed 55 quality fish after our first 70 minutes’ worth of fog cleared.

My party this afternoon fished from 1:15 to 5:30P and desired not to have their names disclosed in any form of social media.  This granddaughter/grandfather pair landed 201 fish, a majority of which were small white bass.

Between noon and 1:15, I loaded and trailered my boat, wolfed down a Jaliso salad with grilled chicken at Sol de Jalisco in Morgan’s Point, and then re-launched in order to stay clear of the forecast afternoon winds.

PHOTO CAPTION #1:  Pat Lehman and her daughter, Chris Schwenke, with a few of the 55 fish these ladies took on Lake Belton during the first 4 hours of morning light.  This was a personal best for both women in terms of number of fish landed during a single outing.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #2:   Chris wrestled this 5.75 pound drum into the net around 10AM.  As we work closer and closer to bottom for white bass, more and more drum and largemouth have begun showing up in our catch.

 

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (AM & PM), 22 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

MORNING: This morning we were greeted with lake-specific fog which lasted about 70 minutes, during which time the bite stayed below average, giving up only 16 fish, with us having to seemingly pry each fish up off bottom to get bit.  As the fog cleared, the wind also rose to ~SSE11, and the bite loosened up.

We fished 4 areas this morning, each by working a 5/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slab with Stinger Hook vertically using an “easing” tactic.

There are areas that hold mainly quality, 12+ inch fish, and areas which hold smaller fish.  This morning we were able to get to those areas holding quality fish.  The fishing has been made tougher by the falling water temperatures, and the fish tend to come in spurts.  Once a single fish is fooled and is reeled in, others nearby get momentarily excited and are, for a short spell, more catchable.  Things then cool off and fire back up after another fish is landed, and so on.  Generally, suspended fish are a lot more prone to bite than bottom-huggers, but, the bottom-huggers make up the vast majority of fish we’re seeing on sonar.

AFTERNOON: This afternoon my location options were limited by the wind.  Winds peaked around 3p, blowing 17 straight-line, and gusting 23 from the SSE.  This was too rough to get to some of the open water areas holding solid fish, so, we opted for a lot of action provided by smaller white bass.

The approach was the same for my 12-year-old young lady and her grandpa:  find ’em with sonar, Spot-Lock on ’em, work 5/8 oz. lures vertically with an easing tactic near bottom, put ’em in the boat, and repeat.  The fish fed well this afternoon with wind, cloud cover, stable pressure, and a warming trend all working in our favor.  The fish bit well from start to finish, allowing us a take of exactly 201 fish, including 1 largemouth bass, 4 freshwater drum, and 196 white bass.

We caught so many fish they wore the eyes off of my Hazy Eye Slabs!!

Hazy Eye Slabs, and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 55 fish caught and released AM; 201 fish caught and released PM

OBSERVATIONS:  AM fish came in spurts; PM was non-stop bite.  No bird action.

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time AM:  8A

End Time AM: 12:00P

Start Time PM:  1:15P

End Time PM: 5:30P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start AM: 43F

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start PM: 66F

Elevation:  1.10 low with a 0.01’ 24-hour rise and 34 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 55.1F

Wind Speed & Direction AM: SSE under 4 during foggy conditions, rising steadily to SSE12 by trip’s end

Wind Speed & DirectionPM: SSE13 at trip’s start, peaking a SSE16 with higher gusts by 3P, then scaling back to SSE12 by sunset.

Sky Condition AM:  Lake level fog until 9:10, then clearing quickly to 20% white clouds on blue sky.

Sky Condition AM: 40-50% grey clouds on light blue sky with some haze.

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 55% illumination

GT AM = 80

GT PM = 95

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

AM: **Areas 346, B0063G, 561 (best producer), and B0198C

PM: **Areas 1362, 295, 691, and area triangulated by 164/B0057C/691

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

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I DON’T CARE WHAT KIND OR HOW BIG — 124 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH: This afternoon, Monday, Dec. 21st, I fished with Mr. Don Bousquet, Mr. Larry Miller, and four young men: Cameron Miller (3rd grade from New Orleans, LA), and Ryder Balmos, Hudson Slimp, and Luke Carlson (all 5th graders from Salado, TX).

Some weeks ago, Mr. Rodney Tyroch referred Don my way.  Don, owner of Ragin’ Cajun Boat Storage off of Adams Ave. just outside Temple Lake Park, left a message on my voicemail, as I was on the boat with clients at the time.  He said, “…I got three little kids that wanna catch a hundred fish; I don’t care what kind; I don’t care how big; the oldest one’s in 5th grade; we just wanna go catch some fish.”

Today, that very thing took place!

PHOTO CAPTION #1:  This was my crew this afternoon – back left: Larry Miller and Don Bousquet; front left: Ryder Balmos, Cameron Miller, Luke Carlson, and Hudson Slimp.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #2:  Hudson (left) and Luke landed these two fish simultaneously as we were catching white bass at a fast clip from out of 34 feet of water on Hazy Eye Slabs.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #3: Ryder Balmos of Salado with his largest fish of the trip; a 3.50 pound freshwater drum.

 

PHOTO CAPTION #4:   3rd grader Cameron Miller came all the way from New Orleans to land this fish, as well as his fair share of the 124 fish haul we enjoyed catching and releasing this afternoon.

 

WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake

WHEN WE FISHED: Monday (PM), 21 December 2020

HOW WE FISHED:

After watching today’s weather forecast since this past Saturday morning, I decided with my clients’ input, to postpone this morning’s trip due to cold, bright, windless conditions.  Those conditions are the toughest one can face in pursuit of white bass.  In hindsight, I’m very glad we did so.

This afternoon’s conditions were a bit of a different story … winds were due to develop out of the SW, which did occur starting around 12:30pm.  We had a gentle but constant wind from 3-6mph all afternoon with increasing cloud cover.  The fish were already biting when we hit our first area and they didn’t quit all afternoon.

I hit 4 distinct areas, and made 2 “short hops” at each, relocating the boat a few boat lengths away from our initial position once the action began to slow.  We worked small slabs 100% of the time today just for simplicity’s sake.  One of the gentlemen I routinely compare notes with report good results on MAL Lures elsewhere on the lake after he also delayed fishing until the afternoon.

Since our focus was on the kids’ success, I changed all the lures over on my rods to 5/8 oz. Hazy Eye Slabs with Stinger Hooks, thus removing the 3/8 oz. slabs I originally had on.  The extra weight would helps less experienced anglers get to, and stay on, bottom, and help lines hang more vertically so as to help avoid tangles.

We used a very straightforward easing tactic to successfully tempt white bass, largemouth bass, and freshwater drum at each of the stops we made, eventually piecing together a catch of 124 by 4:30pm.

By this time, all but Luke was doing more snacking than fishing, and given the fact that all four boys elected to wear shorts on a fishing trip in December, we wrapped it up at the 3.5 hour mark to avoid a cold, post-sunset ride back to the dock.

Hazy Eye Slabs, and Stinger Hooks are found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY: 124 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: 

TODAY’S CONDITIONS/NOTES:

Start Time:  1:00P

End Time: 4:30P

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 64F

Elevation:  1.08 low with a 0.01’ 24-hour rise and 34 CFS flow thru the dam

Water Surface Temp: 56.3F

Wind Speed & Direction: SSW3-6 entire trip

Sky Condition: High, wispy white clouds at 10% at trip’s start, building to light grey coverage at 40% by trip’s end

Moon Phase: First quarter moon at 45% illumination

GT = 100

Wx SNAPSHOT:

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

**Area 1077 (14 fish) and 1362 (18 fish)

**Area B0018C (12 fish)

**Area B0044G (13 fish) and 295 (10 fish)

**Area 0412 (42 fish)

**Area 1394 (15 fish)

 

Bob Maindelle

Full-time, Professional Fishing Guide and Owner of Holding the Line Guide Service

Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide

254.368.7411 (call or text) Website: www.HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

E-mail: Bob@HoldingTheLineGuideService.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobmaindelle

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bobmaindelle

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