26 FEBRUARY 2008

Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Report by Fort Hood Fishing Guide Bob Maindelle

Fished a 3 hour morning trip today from 6:45a to 10:05a in the midst of a cold front’s passage. The temperatures dropped from 75F at 8:30p last night to 45F at 6:00a this morning. The winds were NE at 20+ and the skies were fair and dry.

Pre-dawn, herring gulls began to circle above the flat between Areas 117 and 98. I got on top of this area and began working it with a slab, and found fish present, but very sluggish. After landing only two whites in ~25 minutes (and after seeing many more than that on sonar), I searched elsewhere.

Solid bird (gull and tern) activity could be found at and around Area 89, both to the N and W of it. Gulls were feeding on stunned sunfish and over loons, and the terns were on white bass. I stayed here for the balance of the trip and landed 20 fish, including 16 white bass of all sizes and 4 largemouth bass from 15-17 inches. All fish came on a slab, and both by lift-drop-pausing, and by slowly teasing fish up off bottom, then coaxing them into a pursuit.

TALLY = 22 FISH, all caught and released

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