WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Saturday morning I fished with 4 generations of Huttos. Tom and Jeanean Hutto, two of their sons, Don and Frank, Don’s son, Heath, and Heath’s son, Hunter, all made this trip. This was the tenth and final Spring Break week 2018 trip I conducted. The conditions for today’s trip were perfect — the warmest water of the spring thus far (62.2F), humid, grey skies, and a manageable southerly breeze with some instability in the weather slowly approaching from the SW. The fish fed long and hard, thus making this the most productive trip of the spring break week. 209 of the week’s total of 1,102 fish were landed by the Huttos this morning.
Four generations of Huttos landed 209 fish in four hours. From the left, that’s Tom, Don, little Hunter, Heath, Frank, and Jeanean.
We “hung bait” in our last 40 minutes on the water, and put 3 hybrid and several more white bass in the boat. Heath landed the largest of the 3 hybrid, and the largest hybrid I’ve seen thus far for 2018. This fish went 23.5″ and 5.75 pounds on a certified scale. It was a very thick, heavy fish for its length.
Grandma Jeanean landed two fish on the same lure at the same time. She was full of such tricks this morning!
WHAT WE FISHED FOR: This was a multi-species trip focused on white bass
WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake
WHEN WE FISHED: Saturday morning, 17 March 2018
HOW WE FISHED: Grey, humid, breezy conditions in advance of a change of weather had fish fired up and feeding long and hard this morning. We had a full 3.5 hour long bite for white bass, then hung bait for a few hybrid for variety’s sake in our last 40 minutes.
OBSERVATIONS/NOTES: Boats all around us were moving and snap-jigging with next to no success. Staying in one area and using a smoking tactic really shined this morning.
TALLY: 209 FISH, ALL CAUGHT AND RELEASED
Start Time: 7:30a
End Time: 11:30a
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 67F
Water Surface Temp: 62.2F
Wind Speed & Direction: SSW 18-20
Sky Conditions: 100% light grey cloud cover
Water Level: 2.50 feet low and falling
GT = 40
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area B0058C / B0056C / B0054C / B0055C
Bob Maindelle, Central Texas Fishing Guide
Owner, Holding the Line Guide Service
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