THANKS, BOSS!! — 201 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Thursday, 19 May 2022, I fished with Aaron Martin, owner of A.M. Designs.

A.M. Designs makes “props” of all sizes out of foam for high school bands, theater companies, businesses, churches, and more.

Aaron brought with him three current employees and one former employee on a half-day morning fishing trip in pursuit of white bass.

Joining Aaron was Mason Stuart, Travis Reynolds, Coey Malina, and Jesus Suarez.

If you are a boss and would like to treat your employees to something like this, just give me a call!

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on July 7th and 12th.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Travis Reynolds, Mason Stuart, Jesus Suarez, Aaron Martin, and Coey Malina with but a few of the 201 fish haul these fellows caught and released this morning on Lake Belton.

PHOTO CAPTION:  The MAL Dense worked like a charm today.  All 201 fish were landed on this bait worked vertically with a “smoking” tactic.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Thursday (AM), 19 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

For the second consecutive day I had to adjust my launch location due to the forecast for high winds due to ramp up in the latter half of the morning.

With five anglers aboard, I decided to do a quick “demo” of the smoking tactic with the MAL Dense Lure and the Garmin LiveScope before we got out on top of fish, so that I could help reduce the learning curve a bit and avoid missing fish due to avoidable technique issues.

I get a little ribbing sometimes for having four gunwale-mounted sonar units on the boat, but, when I have a crew of 5 or 6 anglers and everyone has a clear view of the underwater world beneath them, including seeing exactly what their lure is doing as well as fish response to that lure, well, it is beyond worth it at that time.

Such was the case this morning.  I had two men looking together at the aft starboard Garmin unit, one man solo, looking at the forward starboard monitor, and another pair of men looking together at the port side aft Garmin unit (hence, the port side forward unit remained turned off).  Everyone had plenty of elbow room and everyone could see their bait rise and fall 100% of the time.

We fished four areas this morning.  The fishing was best from 7:25 through 9:30, then tapered off quickly from 9:30 through 10:15, and, by 10:30 the fish were done.

I observed very little in the way of spawning shad and I saw no signs of schooling white bass feeding on the surface.

All of our fish was done in 34 to 49 feet of water using the smoking tactic.

A complete description of the vertical “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 201 fish catch included exactly 200 white bass, and 1 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.  Of the 200 white bass, only 6 were “short” (under the legal length of 10 inches).

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  201 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: For a third day in a row, the shad spawn was present, but much weaker than in the last 2-3 weeks.  We are definitely on the downhill slope of the ‘bell curve’.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  10:50A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 72F

Elevation: 4.19 feet low, 0.04’ fall in last 24 hours, 36 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 78.8F

Wind Speed & Direction:  S9 at trip’s start, building gradually to S16-17 by trip’s end

Sky Condition: A thin, grey cloud layer kept the sun’s heat off all morning.

Moon Phase: Waning gibbous moon at 84% illumination.

GT = 30

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 1012/1259, vic B0037C, B0042G, 835 (2 hops), 1209

 

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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HOW OLD? CAN’T SAY, EXACTLY. — 106 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Wednesday, 18 May 2022, I fished with returning guests Tom and Tracie Byrd, and Tom’s sister, Patty Williams.  This trip was arranged by Tom in celebration of Tracie’s birthday.  Tom, a former USAF fighter pilot, and Tracie live “in the country” near Georgetown, TX, where they grow hay and have owned and boarded horses.  Patty is enjoying retirement after being a long-time Frost Bank employee.

How old will Tracie be turning on this birthday?  Well, I can’t say exactly, but, I can tell you that when she landed our 73rd fish of the morning, there was a lot of cheering and picture-taking going on!

These are super folks and I look forward to fishing with them each spring!

 

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on July 7th and 12th.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Tom and Tracie Byrd and Patty Williams with a portion of their 106-fish catch.  As the shad spawn appears to be waning, these fish were all taken in deep water on MAL Dense Lures with chartreuse tails.

PHOTO CAPTION: Every one of the 106 fish we landed this morning was landed on the MAL Dense Lure with chartreuse tail.  Even though Lake Belton’s water is clear, I choose the chartreuse tail over the white tail during cloudy conditions and during the shad spawn when the yellow tails of the spawning threadfin shad are a brighter yellow than during the rest of the year.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Wednesday (AM), 18 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

I had to adjust my launch location this morning due to the forecast for high winds.  That turned out to be a good call, because we got every bit of the wind that was forecast, and then some, and, it blew up earlier than forecast.

My plan was to fish open water as long as possible and then fish more sheltered water if/when the wind dictated.  As it turned out, we were able to hang with the wind until around 9:40A, then got to shelter while the getting was good.

Once again this morning, despite wind and cloud cover, I found little in the way of shallow/topwater action in conjunction with the shad spawn, and what spawning I did witness was not as expansive as what I’ve witnessed over the past 3 weeks.  I think it is fair to say we are “past peak” on the Lake Belton shad spawn at this point, thanks, in part, to the unseasonably warm temperatures these past 10 days.

It only made sense, then, that all of our fish were taken in deep water today, from 36-42 feet.  All the fish we caught were seen with sonar first, then we Spot-Locked atop of them and worked MAL Dense Lures from the bottom, upwards using a “smoking” tactic while watching Garmin LiveScope to gauge fish reaction to our baits.

Peak time for catching was ~8:35 to 10:00A.  The fish really got reluctant after 10A, allowing only 7 fish to be caught in our final 45 minutes on the water.

A complete description of the vertical “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 106 fish catch included 104 white bass, and 2 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  106 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: For a second day in a row, the shad spawn was present, but much weaker than in the last 2-3 weeks.  Given today’s grey skies and wind (normally conducive to heavy spawning), I suspect we are now “past peak” on the spawning here at Lake Belton.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:30A

End Time:  10:50A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 72F

Elevation: 4.15 feet low, 0.04’ fall in last 24 hours, 36 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 76.3F

Wind Speed & Direction:  S12 at trip’s start, building quickly to S17 by 9:40, then gusting higher from that point on.

Sky Condition: A thin, grey cloud layer kept the sun’s heat off all morning.

Moon Phase: Waning gibbous moon at 92% illumination.

GT = 30

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 1374, B0042G/083, B0171G (2 visits), 354

 

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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IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT — 182 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Tuesday, 17 May 2022, I fished with a crew of four.  Back during the Christmas holiday, James Copeland’s daughter, Allix, got a fishing gift certificate for him from the family.  Today, “Pops”, as the grandkids call him, brought his son, JT, his son-in-law (Allix’s husband) Randle Jackson, and family friend Cody Stanley, out for a morning of catching on Lake Belton.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on July 7th and 12th.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Cody Stanley, JT and James Copeland, and Randle Jackson, each with a (spawned out) 14+ inch white bass we took from our first deep-water stop this morning.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (AM), 17 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

There was really no shallow water/top water bite this morning, thanks to a slack wind.  I noted a lot fewer shad spawning without wind driving wave action onto the shoreline this morning.  I suspect the lack of shad directly corresponded with the lack of white bass up shallow.  With 4 men casting (well) for ~20 minutes, we only managed 2 strikes and one nice crappie landed on MAL Originals.  With that, we headed out deep and stayed there the remainder of the trip.

For you who follow these detailed accounts, I know this is going to sound like a broken record, but I’m a big believe in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  The fishing was very straightforward, with the biggest challenge being to find the fish in the first place.  Once found, it was a pretty safe bet that they’d bite, given the weather and time of year.

Well-tuned Humminbird side-imaging, supported by Garmin down-imaging and colored (2-D or “traditional”) sonar helped make the location challenge manageable.

We fished only three deep-water areas this morning; at the third, we “hopped” around a few yards one way and then the other to keep up with  the fish as the bite was waning, beginning around 10AM.

Other than that, we stayed Spot-Locked on the fish and all four fellows did a great job of effectively working their MAL Dense Lures vertically in conjunction with Garmin LiveScope to take fish after fish after fish.  We used only one tactic, and that was the “smoking” method which involves racing the lure upward from a dead stop on bottom so as to make it look like a panicked shad swimming fast and straight for its life.

One other thing the fellows did well at today was resisting the urge to set the hook.  Rather, they kept right on reeling after feeling a fish make contact with their MAL Lure.  This is a critical step some folks never get the hang of.  As fish pursue the MAL Lure, they push a pressure wave ahead of them (that’s like the “bulge” of water in front of a large, moving ship which you often see dolphins “riding”).  That pressure wave will interrupt the spin of the MAL Lure’s blade.  This interruption can be readily felt by the angler.  Most mistake this for a strike, but it is not.  The actual strike comes a split second later.  But, if an angler sets the hook on that first sensation caused by the interruption of the blade’s spin, either a complete miss can result, or, more likely, the fish will be hooked for all of 1 or 2 seconds and then get off because the hook was on the exterior of the mouth, but not inside the jaw so as to encircle bone or cartilage.

A complete description of the vertical “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 182 fish catch included 175 white bass, 6 sub-legal hybrid striped bass, and 1crappie.   Of significance was the fact that, of the 175 white bass we landed, ~20 were under the 10-inch limit — this is a strong mature fish to juvenile fish ratio for Lake Belton.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  182 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: Shad spawn was present, but weaker today.  This could be due to heat or due to a near calm wind scenario this morning.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  10:45A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 76F

Elevation: 4.09 feet low, 0.02’ fall in last 24 hours, 50 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 77.5F

Wind Speed & Direction:  Calm at trip’s start with light S wind starting around 7:15 and building to S10 by trip’s end

Sky Condition: A thin, grey bank of clouds existed in the eastern sky before and during sunrise, but quickly burnt off, leaving a light blue sky with ~30% white cloud cover the remainder of the morning.

Moon Phase: Waning gibbous moon at 97% illumination.

GT = 70

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 1012/1552, B0075C, B0042G (3 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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CAT’S IN THE CRADLE — 181 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Monday, 16 May 2022, I fished with father-and-son team Eddie and Tyler Dunn.

Eddie’s been fishing with me for many years now, first coming aboard as the guest of one of his peers in education administration, Joe Oliver.

This morning, Eddie brought his son, Tyler, out with me for the first time.  Tyler expressed many times throughout the trip how, between work, family, and health struggles, he hadn’t spent enough time with his dad in the outdoors in the past 10 years.  Eddie, too, expressed how, as he climbed his own ladder and dealt with his own health issues, he’d missed some opportunities to spend quality time with Tyler.

Today was an inroad to fixing a few of those things that creep into life unnoticed.  Eddie and Tyler put this same date on the calendar again for next year before they headed for home.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on July 7th and 12th.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Eddie and Tyler Dunn with a few of the quality white bass we took all the way from the surface down to 49 feet deep over the course of their 4-hour trip.

 

 

PHOTO CAPTION: We used two versions of the MAL Lure today.  The Original MAL (top) was used for sight-casting to fish on top and for blind casting in water under 16′.  It has a smaller brass body (shorter and thinner diameter), throws well, but doesn’t sink too quickly.  Once the fish moved deep, we used the MAL Dense (bottom) which has a larger, lead body designed to get to bottom fast for vertical or horizontal work.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Monday (AM), 16 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

This morning’s trip broke down into two very different chapters.  Under low-light conditions, we used MAL Originals to sight-cast to white bass herding shad to the surface.  This “boiling” was NOT the kind of long-duration feeding on the surface you see in the summer, rather, only occasionally would a small school of white bass appear at the surface, and then, only for a few seconds.  However, when enough small schools revealed their locations frequently enough, it formed a larger picture and let us know where to focus our efforts and place our casts.

Whenever the fish weren’t physically visible, we worked these same lure in a “sawtooth” fashion in under 16 feet of water and had as much success in that way as we did when the fish were visible.  We took 34 fish in under an hour in this manner.  Once the direct sun broke through, the shad moved deep and the white bass moved out with them.

Chapter two then opened as we followed the fish out deep and fished them with a vertical method.  We caught fish in 26 feet, then in 32 feet, then in 41 feet, and ended up in 49 feet of water at our last stop of the morning.

Each of these four stops panned out the exact same way.  We found fish with DI and SI, Spot-Locked on them, got Garmin LiveScope adjusted, and then watched fish response to our presentations.  We used MAL Dense Lures for their superior sink rate and really cleaned up today with the “smoking tactic” described in the link below.

At one point in time an angler with two friends/family aboard got a little too close for comfort.  I just kept my mouth shut despite the lack of courtesy. They were all jerking slabs off the bottom and catching nothing.  This gave me a good opportunity to see the difference between my client’s results and their results using different tactics over the same school of fish.

On a related note, a long-time client and excellent Lake Buchanan angler, sent me this note late last week saying, “Several changes in our fishing today from last week. This was the first day that I could not catch them as well on the Hazy Eye [slab] as everyone else was on the MAL. Fish made a major move. Was totally striking out for the first couple of hours. But man when we finally found them it was insane.”

A complete description of the vertical “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 181 fish catch included 174 white bass, 5 sub-legal hybrid striped bass, 1 largemouth bass, and 1 blue catfish.   Of significance was the fact that, of the 174 white bass we landed, only 4 were under the 10-inch limit — this is remarkable for Lake Belton which is more well-known for numbers of smaller fish.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  181 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: Shad spawn was still going strong.  No evidence yet that the warm spell is hindering the normal spring cycle typical for May.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:35A

End Time:  10:35A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 77F

Elevation: 4.07 feet low, 0.07’ fall in last 24 hours, 68 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 75.6F

Wind Speed & Direction:  S10 at trip’s start, decreasing to S8 over the 4 hour span.

Sky Condition: A thin, grey bank of clouds kept the sun at bay for about an hour.  Once the sun cleared that cloud bank, a very thin, white layer of haze built and stayed for the remainder of the morning, keeping it relatively comfortable.

Moon Phase: Full moon at 100% illumination.

GT = 55

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 483/011, B0037C (three hops), 835

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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SUBTLE CHANGES AS SUMMER DRAWS NEAR – 186 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Thursday, May 12th, I fished with long-time clients Tommy and Sylvia Maedgen of Temple, TX.

Sylvia retired from the USDA and Tommy worked for many years for Exide Battery.  The Maedgen’s are “think ahead” kind of folks.  They like to catch fish, they are good at it, and they plan their trips well in advance to secure dates at peak times of the season.  This, plus their flexible “retiree” schedules, pave the road to fishing success.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on July 6th and 7th.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

PHOTO CAPTION:  Bell County Master Gardener Sylvia Maegden was also a Master Angler this morning, taking our largest fish of the trip.  This 4.75 pound hybrid striped bass swallowed her MAL Dense Lure as we fished in 36 feet of water.

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  The Maedgens “fish smart”, booking their trips months in advance, planning around peak fishing conditions and, as a result, enjoy much better than average results.

PHOTO CAPTION: The fish just tore things up today!  This was Sylvia’s lure which accounted for two of our three legal hybrid and her fair share of the 186 fish boated today.  Paint or no paint, the MAL Dense Lures did their job today.

 

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Thursday (AM), 12 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

We enjoyed a nice “bonus” this morning!  Right as the Maedgens stepped aboard just a few minutes prior to our scheduled 6:45AM start time, we made a beeline for some surface activity I’d spotted with my spotting scope in the lull between getting the boat all prepped for fishing and the Maedgen’s arrival.

As we approached the “scene of the crime” white bass continued to pin shad up against the surface, thus announcing their location inside a small “pocket” in under 13 feet of water.  I equipped Tommy and Sylvia with 8′ St. Croix spinning rods with large arbor reels and light, 10-pound test braid all matched to maximize casting distance and allow us to stay as far away from the fish as we could so as not to spook them.

I had MAL Original Lures (the lightest in the MAL family) already tied on in anticipation of this.

We enjoyed right at an hour-plus of both sight-casting and blind-casting to these fish, racking up a total of 44 fish before the clearing clouds and brightening sun chased the white bass and shad out of the large, pocket-like cove they’d been holed up in.

From this point forward, this trip was a “cookie-cutter” version of what my trips have been over the last several weeks  … we found fish in deep water, heavily schooled together, and primarily with side-imaging.  We marked them, parked on them, and fished them with MAL Dense Lures worked vertically with a “smoking tactic” enhanced with Garmin LiveScope.  I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get the spinner blade spinning as close to bottom as possible, and to avoid a reflexive hookset.  Setting a hook with MAL Lures like you would with a soft plastic bait for largemouth bass is a ticket to frustration — many fish will be unnecessarily lost this way.

As we sat on Spot-Lock, I kept my side-imaging (Humminbird Solix 15) playing so I could watch for schools of white bass moving out to my left and right.  Whenever we saw more fish out to our port or starboard than we saw beneath us, we’d fire a few casts out to them and worked our lures back.  By doing so, we drew these fish in closer to us and helped “merge” the various schools.  Actually catching one or two by throwing horizontally was just icing on the cake.  This method involved a “sawtooth” retrieve.

A complete description of the vertical “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 186 fish catch included 182 white bass, 3 legal hybrid striped bass, and 1 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  186 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: I’m afraid this prolonged spell of unseasonably warm temperatures is going to bring on the tough summer conditions sooner than later.  The topwater action I saw today was longer and closer to the surface than I’ve observed yet this spring.  I also noted that the fish were a bit reluctant to pull up high off the bottom into the lower third of the water column through the 9 o’clock hour, despite good wind and sky conditions.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:40A

End Time:  11:40A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 72F

Elevation: 3.93 feet low, 0.04’ fall in last 24 hours, 36 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 76.7F

Wind Speed & Direction:  SSE8 at trip’s start increasing to SSE13 with no gusting

Sky Condition: Moderate grey cloud cover only for an hour today, then partial clearing to ~60% white clouds on a blue sky

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 83% illumination.

GT = 25

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas SHAD031 (pocket), B0075C, vic B0118C, B0012C, 1374, 344

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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MY NEW P.A.L.S. FROM MARYLAND — 198 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Wednesday, May 11th, I fished with first-time guests Richard and Lindy McClure of Salado, TX.

Lindy, a member of the board for the Public Arts League of Salado (PALS), was high bidder on a fishing trip for two I’d donated to that organization recently.  Among other things, P.A.L.S. ensures that Salado’s public arts are presented and maintained appropriately.

Lindy invited Richard, her husband, as her guest, and the two chose this morning to pursue white bass on Lake Belton.

The McClure’s recently retired to Salado from Annapolis, Maryland, where Richard served as the general manager of Carrol’s Creek Cafe for over two decades, right across Annapolis Harbor from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on June 29 and July 5.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

PHOTO CAPTION:  Richard and Lindy McClure on their first Texas fishing trip, and first visit to the waters of Lake Belton.

 

MAL DENSE LURE

PHOTO CAPTION:  After the McClures hit the 100 fish mark using MAL Dense Lures (shown above), we switched over the MAL Heavy Lures with barbless hooks to make things a bit easier on fish and fishermen.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Wednesday (AM), 11 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

This morning was much like the last 5 or 6 trips I’ve fished so far as the weather was concerned … a manageable SSE breeze with a balmy 74F air temperature and nearly 100% cloud cover through to the end of the trip keeping it comfortable despite unseasonably warm temperatures.

The fish started biting right out of the chutes this morning as the thin grey cloud cover allowed for a noticeable brightening of the skies.

We landed 37 fish in under an hour, although 80% of these fish were undersized.  Regardless, this allowed the McClures to work out the kinks in their presentations and laid a solid foundation which they built on over the remainder of the morning.

We fished two additional areas fairly quickly between 8A and 9A, with the fish being only moderately interested, landing 12 at the first and 29 at the second.

Our final move landed us on top of a school of white bass which was really turned on and feeding hard, occasionally chasing shad all the way to the surface.  These fish fed well from right around 9A to around 10:30, then slowly “faded to black” by 11AM.

At 10:43, with 184 fish in the boat and with Lindy sitting it out after all the catching wore out her shoulder, I leaned over to Richard and asked if he wanted to see if we could make it to 200.  We agreed we’d give it until 11AM or 200 fish, whichever came first.  By 11, we’d landed 198 and called it a great morning right then and there.

All of our fish were taken using the “smoking” tactic with MAL Dense Lures until we reached 100 fish; then, I switched one rod over the the MAL Heavy Lure with barbless hooks to make unhooking faster and to cause less tissue damage on the fish we hooked.

A complete description of this “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

Our 198 fish catch included 193 white bass,  and 6 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  198 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: Water temperature profile:

0 feet 76.7F
5 feet 76.4F
10 feet 76.3F
15 feet 76.3F
20 feet 76.3F
25 feet 74.8F
30 feet 72.7F
35 feet 69.8F
40 feet 67.8F
45 feet 66.1F
50 feet 63.9F
55 feet 62.0F
60 feet 60.6F

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  11A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 74F

Elevation: 3.81 feet low, 0.032’ fall in last 24 hours, 36 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 76.7F

Wind Speed & Direction:  SSE10 at trip’s start increasing to SSE13 with no gusting

Sky Condition: Moderate grey cloud cover persisted all morning.

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 74% illumination.

GT = 0

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas vic 1579/181, Area 1012, and Area LOST ROD 2

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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A SIMPLE 7,503-STEP PROCESS — 139 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Tuesday, May 10th, I fished returning guests Frank Sumner and Steve Arnold — both veterans, both employed in the medical field, and both active in men’s ministry at their church.

It so happened that Steve was wearing one of these “Fit Bit” style watches which counts your steps daily.  Experts say 10,000 steps is a healthy daily goal.

Well, Steve discovered that his watch registered a “step” every time he made a full turn of his spinning reel’s handle.  Steve racked up exactly 7,503 “steps” as he landed his fair share of the 139 fish he and Frank brought over the gunwales this morning.   That’s a pretty good workout without even breaking a sweat!

As they departed today, Frank signed up for yet another “workout session” in early November!

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on June 29 and July 5.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Fishing buddies Steve Arnold and Frank Sumner with a sampling of their 139 fish haul from Lake Belton this morning.  As always, 100% of our catch was released.

 

MAL DENSE LURE

PHOTO CAPTION:  The fast-sinking MAL Dense with white body and chartreuse tail was the only lure we used today.  Minimizing time spent waiting for the lure to return to the bottom was the key to this lure’s success after we found our fish in 42 feet of water.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (AM), 10 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

The fish apparently “slept in” a bit this morning.  In our first 75 minutes on the water, we landed a grand total of four fish.  Although I found a few pockets with a few fish here and there, I looked over several typically productive areas and found no organized schools of fish at any of them.

Finally, after slowly combing over four other areas with little to show for it, I found a good concentration of fish in 42 feet of water.  Side-imaging revealed multiple schools, each with well over 100 fish in them.  We prepared to fish vertically by Spot-Locking atop these fish, getting the Garmin LiveScope adjusted, etc.  As we let down and began working our baits with a “smoking” tactic, the response was pretty lackluster.

I was loathe to leave given the number of fish here and the scarcity elsewhere, so, I decided to stick it out and see if the strength of the bite would increase.  Well, it did.

By 9:05, it was all I could do to unhook and release fish at the rate Frank and Steve were catching them.  This went on for about 50 minutes.  During this time we saw fish moving more rapidly as they swam parallel to the bottom; we also saw fish occasionally drive shad to the surface.  Then, slowly but surely, the aggression level of the fish subsided until, by 11AM, it was over.  The fish never got sparse enough for me to consider a move, so, we wound up catching the entire trip’s worth of fish at just this one location.

We used the MAL Dense with white body and chartreuse tail 100% of the trip.  We experimented with a horizontal “sawtooth” retrieve a few times as the action was building, mainly to draw fish in toward the boat, although we did catch a few this way, as well.

Our 139 fish catch included 137 white bass, 1 legal hybrid striped bass, and 1 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.

A complete description of this “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  139 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: Of note today was the size/quality of the fish we encountered.  Of the 139 fish we landed, only 3 were under the 10-inch legal limit.  This is a very rare occurrence on Lake Belton, which is more well known as a “high density” reservoir with strong numbers of smaller fish.  The strong shad spawn continues.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  11A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 76F

Elevation: 3.84 feet low, 0.02’ fall in last 24 hours, 38 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 73.4F

Wind Speed & Direction:  SSE11 at trip’s start increasing steadily to SSE13 with no gusting

Sky Condition: Heavy grey cloud cover persisted all morning.

Moon Phase: Waxing gibbous moon at 65% illumination.

GT = 25

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas vic 835

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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BRINGIN’ THE HEAT FROM OMAHA – 228 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Monday, May 9th, I fished with a crew of three first time guests.

Coordinating the effort was Mark Foster, and joining him was his son, Landon Foster, and his son-in-law, Lucas Potter.

Mark just retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and recently moved to the Temple area from near Omaha, Landon works for Cummins in their power generation segment up in Minden, Nebraska, and Lucas is a construction superintendent for Stylecraft Builders here in Central Texas.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on June 29 and July 5.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Landon and Mark Foster and Lucas Potter.  Mark caught this 4.75-pound hybrid striped bass in our final 30 minutes on the water.  It slammed an MAL Dense with chartreuse tail as Mark worked it up off bottom in 40 feet of water.

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Landon and Mark Foster and Lucas Potter with a few of the nice haul of quality fish we enjoyed catching this morning under ideal weather conditions — grey and breezy!

MAL DENSE LURE

PHOTO CAPTION:  The fast-sinking MAL Dense, with its lead body, did the majority of the catching today.  Minimizing time spent waiting for the lure to return to the bottom is the key to this lure’s success.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Monday (AM), 09 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

The bite followed a normal, bell-shaped curve this morning with a ramp-up from our 6:45A start to a peak running from ~7:45A through about 9:50A, followed by a tapering off to a shutdown by 10:50A.

At this point in the season, with the water warm and the white bass done with spawning, I have nothing but MAL Lures now tied on my clients’ rods.  I’ve got one set of rods with MAL Originals for topwater or shallow work over spawning shad, MAL Heavy Lures with barbless hooks for when it really breaks loose and the fish go crazy, and MAL Dense Lures for all other vertical work in deep water where a fast sink rate is desirable.

This morning, we used a “smoking” tactic from start to finish hitting the 100 fish mark by exactly 8:28AM, and the 200 fish mark at 10:05AM.  We fished 5 areas, catching 13 fish at our first location, 163 fish at our second location, 11 fish at our third location, 27 fish at our fourth location, and 14 fish at our final location.  By 10:50A, it was getting toasty with temps already in the mid-80’s on the third of what is forecast to be a string of ~9 days with highs in the mid-90s.

Our 228 fish catch included 221 white bass, 1 legal hybrid striped bass, and 6 sub-legal hybrid striped bass.

A complete description of this “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  228 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS: The percentage of quality, legal sized fish was substantially greater today than I’ve seen thus far in the post-spawn period.  Of the 228 fish we caught, fewer than a dozen were under 10″.  The strong shad spawn continues.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  10:50A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 76F

Elevation: 3.82 feet low, 0.01’ rise in last 24 hours, 38 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 72.5F

Wind Speed & Direction:  SSE13 at trip’s start, SSE16 and gusting higher at trip’s end

Sky Condition: Moderately thick grey cloud cover at 100% coverage for the first 2 hours, then clearing to 40% white clouds on a very hazy sky thereafter.

Moon Phase: First quarter moon at 55% illumination.

GT = 45

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 1933, vic 1012, vic 344, 835, vic 1555

 

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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GARMIN GRATITUDE – 284 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Wednesday, May 4th, I fished with returning guest Stiles Parker, accompanied by business associates and first time guests Edson Chavez and Brent Ellis.

Stiles sells products, including siding and windows, into the building industry, Edson works for ABC Supply, and Brent serves as a contractor doing utility work for an Austin-area electric cooperative.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on June 21 and 23.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Stiles Parker, Edson Chavez, and Brent Ellis caught and released 284 fish this morning under ideal grey, breezy conditions.  100% of the catch was made on MAL Lures worked vertically in 26 to 43 feet of water.

 

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Wednesday (AM), 04 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

After a minor weather disturbance moved through right at sunrise yesterday and upset the apple cart a bit, things got back on track this morning as we enjoyed nothing but unbroken grey cloud cover and a SE breeze at just under 14 mph which made boat control a non-issue.

We fished four areas over the 4.75 hour trip, taking 52 fish at our first stop, 96 fish at our second stop, 52 fish at our third stop, and 84 fish at our fourth and final stop.

The fishing got progressively deeper with each stop, starting up in ~26′ and ending out in 47′.

We used MAL Heavy Lures and MAL Dense Lures interchangeably.  Since Stiles had previous experience with the MAL Lure, I put him on the MAL Heavy with barbless hooks right off the bat, and switched Edson and Brent over to barbless once they got the hang of things after leaving our first area.

We used a smoking tactic vertically the entire morning aided  by Garmin LiveScope.  Stiles owns his own boat and, thanks to observing the usefulness of Garmin LiveScope on prior guided trips with me, has now included Garmin LiveScope on his rig.  Edson and Brent were really impressed with the technology and the results it paved the way for us to enjoy.

Actually seeing fish and their response to their presentations in real time helps my clients stay focused on the fish.  They fish harder and longer and more intentionally when they can see with their own eyes that there is something down there to keep working for.

A complete description of this “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  284 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  Shad spawn is in full swing.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 6:45A

End Time:  11:30A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 68F

Elevation: 3.91 feet low, 0.00’ change in last 24 hours, 38 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 70.9F

Wind Speed & Direction:  SE8 at launch time, slowly and steadily building to SE14 by trip’s end

Sky Condition: Moderately thick grey cloud cover at 100% coverage all morning

Moon Phase: Waxing crescent moon at 12% illumination.

GT = 80

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 1804, 682, B0106G, 1298

 

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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WIND TO THE RESCUE!! — 142 FISH @ BELTON

WHO I FISHED WITH:  This morning, Tuesday, May 3rd, I fished with Aaron and Kelly Baggett, and family friend of theirs, Jordan Barker.

Aaron serves as the Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

Kelly, Aaron’s dad, is a retired public school superintendent of the Levelland Independent School District.

Jordan is a project manager for Sturdisteel of Waco, a design, engineering, and fabricating company specializing in the construction and installation of grandstands, bleachers, and press boxes for  university and high school athletic facilities.

Here is how the fishing went …

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My next openings will be on June 21 and 23.  Weekday mornings are always best.  Saturdays are available for on-the-water sonar training sessions (only) until after Labor Day when I’ll again offer Saturday morning fishing trips (until mid-March 2023).

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  UMHB Professor Aaron Baggett with a 5.75-pound Lake Belton hybrid striped bass taken on an MAL Dense Lure while we worked vertically for white bass.

PHOTO CAPTION:  From left: Aaron and Kelly Baggett, and Jordan Barker, each with a few of the white bass we took working MAL Dense Lures vertically in conjunction with Garmin LiveScope.  The larger fish we took today were lean, indicating they were “spawned out”, and many were therefore lacking the plump appearance they had while still full of eggs or milt.

WHERE WE FISHED: Lake Belton

WHEN WE FISHED: Tuesday (AM), 03 May 2022

HOW WE FISHED:

A minor disturbance in the weather caused a thin, short-lived line of showers to pass over Lake Belton just before and after sunrise this morning with gentle rain and light winds.  In the wake of this weather, we were left with clear, bright skies and calm winds for the first 1.25 hour of the morning.

The fish were not liking that weather at all.  Despite finding fish, they were very scant, very tight to the bottom, and all but disinterested in what we had to show them.  We boated exactly 2 fish in our first hour of effort.

Wind to the rescue!!  Around 8:15A, a gentle breeze began from the SSE and slowly built up to about SSE9, while at the same time cloud cover began to develop.  Within 10 minutes of that breeze beginning, we started catching fish, and the catching never stopped from that point on.

We fished four locations, using the smoking tactic detailed below with MAL Dense lures chosen for their fast sink rate, and so as to give Kelly some first-hand experience with them since he specifically asked about the difference between the MAL Dense and the MAL Heavy.

A complete description of this “smoking:” method is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE

At our third location, as we were fishing vertically, I noted more scattered fish “roaming” out in deeper water to our starboard side as we were positioned parallel to the 32′ contour line.  We changed up our presentations and used the MAL Dense Lures to cast perpendicular to the starboard side of the boat, and worked these lures back in a series of seven handle turns in a “sawtooth” pattern, and continued catching fish steadily until these fish also petered out .  We then made the move to our final location to continue fishing with the smoking tactic just before a wind shift and light rain arrived with an incoming, mild cold front.

Our final tally of 142 fish consisted of 1 short hybrid striped bass, 1 legal (5.75 pound) hybrid striped bass, 1 largemouth bass, and 139 white bass.

The entire family of MAL Lures is found here: https://whitebasstools.com/

TALLY:  142 fish caught and released

OBSERVATIONS:  A lot went on in the weather over the course of this morning’s 4 hours, but the only thing the really shut the fish down was a lack of wind right at the opening.

WEATHER DATA:

Start Time: 7:00A

End Time:  11:00A

Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 74F

Elevation: 3.91 feet low, 0.01’ fall in last 24 hours, 38 CFS flow

Water Surface Temp: 71.3F

Wind Speed & Direction:  Calm for the first 1.25 hours, then picking up from the SSE at 7-9 mph prior to a mild cold front’s arrival right at 11AM, which shifted winds abruptly to W12.

Sky Condition: Clear skies at trip’s start quickly gave way to 60% white cloud cover on a pale blue sky for the first 3 of our 4 hours.  As the mild cold front crept in, grey cloud cover increased to 100% in the final hour.

Moon Phase: Waxing crescent moon at 7% illumination.

GT = 80

Wx SNAPSHOT: 

 

AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:

Areas 953/1544, vic B0186C (2 hops), B0005G, vic B0105G

 

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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