WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Tuesday morning, 10 April, I fished with Dr. Jim Wood, and two of his professional associates, Sky Sparks, and Adam Domecq. All three help people healing from significant wounds through the use of state-of-the art medicines and techniques.
We enjoyed steady action on quality fish this morning as we fished live and cut shad for hybrid striped bass in the first 3 hours of our 4 hour trip. Here, Jim Wood holds a pair of hybrid that came to net just seconds apart as a “wolfpack” of hybrids crashed into our bait spread.
Adam Domecq, a medical supply salesman, with one of his better fish of the morning.
Sky Sparks, a medical scribe for a wound care center in Killeen, was amazed at the number of fish we put in the boat today.
WHAT WE FISHED FOR: This was a multi-species trip in which we fished for hybrid stripers early on with live bait, then switched over to fishing for white bass with artificials in the latter part of the trip.
WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake
WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday morning, 10 April 2018
HOW WE FISHED: This morning we put 43 fish in the boat in our first 3 hours of fishing, of which roughly half were legal hybrid striped bass taken on live and cut shad, with the remainder being of mix of white bass and largemouth bass. We left the last hour for a bit more “hands-on” fishing with light spinning gear gunning for bottom-oriented white bass. We landed an additional 58 fish and quit at exactly 100 as the bite was beginning to wane around 11:35am.
OBSERVATIONS/NOTES: 1) Once again, no spawning shad after seeing the first spawning activity last Monday, 02 April.
TALLY: 100 FISH, ALL CAUGHT AND RELEASED
Start Time: 7:45a
End Time: 11:35a
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 49F
Water Surface Temp: 62.1 to 63.1F
Wind Speed & Direction: NE8-11
Sky Conditions: <10% cloud cover
Water Level: 1.96 feet low
GT = 70
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area vic 192 in 26′ – hybrid and a mix of other species on live shad
**Area B0070C – hybrid and a mix of other species on live shad
**Area vic 1910 – hybrid and a mix of other species on live shad
**Area B0071C to B0072C – 58 white bass in about an hours’ time
Bob Maindelle, Central Texas Fishing Guide
Owner, Holding the Line Guide Service
254.368.7411 (call or text)