WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Tuesday evening, June 26th, I fished with Mr. Jerry Worley of Harker Heights and a young man by the name of Daniel Kennedy who Jerry first got to know through the youth ministry at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen. Jerry owns the Worley Insurance Agency in Harker Heights, and Daniel is currently headed to California as part of a remodeling crew to work on Brandenburg Air Force Base.
Jerry Worley with a Lake Belton hybrid striped bass taken from a small school of fish located on a breakline in 30′ on a tailspinner.
Daniel Kennedy with a Belton Lake hybrid striped bass taken on live shad suspended at 25′ over a deeper bottom.
WHAT WE FISHED FOR: This was a multi-species trip in which we caught white bass and hybrid striped bass.
WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton
WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday evening, 26 June.
HOW WE FISHED: This trip broke down into two 2-hour halves. The first half was spend downrigging for suspended white bass and the last half was spent fishing with live shad for suspended, loosely schooled hybrid striped bass.
TALLY: 43 FISH, ALL CAUGHT AND RELEASED
Start Time: 4:40p
End Time: 9:00p
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 95F
Water Surface Temp: 82.8F
Wind Speed & Direction: SSE14 at trip’s start and through 7:30p, then tapering down to SSE11
Sky Conditions: <10% cloud cover on a blue sky
Water Level: 5.56 feet low
GT = 40
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area vic B0096C – downrigging with a pair of 3-armed umbrella rigs for 21 white bass in 2 hours’ time; fish were suspended at 25-27′ over a deeper breakline
**Area vic B0095C – live shad for hybrid striped bass suspended at 24 to 36 feet over a deeper bottom.
Bob Maindelle, Central Texas Fishing Guide
Owner, Holding the Line Guide Service
254.368.7411 (call or text)