19 FEBRUARY 2008

Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Report by Temple Fishing Guide Bob Maindelle

Fished a real quick solo trip this morning from sunup to 9:40am just to stay in touch with fish movement.

At the crack of dawn, 7:09am, the water was calm as glass and the sun was bright — very poor conditions. Air temp was 43F and the water temp was 55 F.

I flatline trolled some flats in 10-14 feet to see if any fish were beginning to ease up into the shallows with the warm weather of late. Got 3 small buck bass right away west of Area 110.

Hope that a steady wind would come up began to fade pretty quickly. The whole lake just seemed dead — no shad flicking, no rough fish rolling, no birds flying — just nothing.

I headed over to Area 89 at the deep base of a shallow flat and found an abundance of shad, problem was the shad were simply blanketing the bottom and were not balled up as they were not being pursued. I did pick up one keeper largemouth here on a slab.

I moved on and attempted some additional flatline trolling to cover water hoping to strain out some active fish. Picked up another buck bass.

Finished up near a single resting gull on the surface that seemed reluctant to move. I picked up a small largemouth and a 9 inch white over an open flat in 14′ at that location.

7 FISH, all caught and released

Bob Maindelle, Owner Holding The Line Guide Service and Kids Fish, Too! Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide, Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Lake Georgetown Fishing Guide, Walter E. Long (Decker) Lake Fishing Guide. Offering Salado Fishing, Killeen Fishing and Ft. Hood Fishing

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