Sandy Blevins took the prize for most and biggest today.
A damp cold front is always tough to contend with, and today was no exception. I anticipated the cold front conditions, but the dampness was not in the forecast to the extent that we experienced it this morning. Shad were tough to find and net, and the fishing was a bit soft, as well. The wind velocity made getting on and staying on some of the open water areas I’ve been fishing a bit tough, but, we caught fish at 3 of the 4 areas at which we stopped and put baits down. I noticed that we would arrive at an area, get bait and chum going, catch a few fish, and just as soon as the fish fired up, they would cool back down again, allowing just 5-7 fish per stop. We never really got a good feeding frenzy going beneath the boat.
Although Elizabeth jumped out in front with an early 2-fish lead, Sandy’s rod got the most attention today, and she wound up catching the largest fish of the trip.
Elizabeth told a great story about a businessman she once knew who was also a successful Belton Lake fisherman. He named his boat “Assignment” and then trained his receptionist to tell those who called during business hours while he was away fishing that he was “on Assignment.”
I just doesn’t seem right to wear long underwear and gloves in Texas on April 28th!
TALLY = 19 FISH, all caught and released
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Start Time: 8:15a
End Time: 12:40p
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 56F
Water Surface Temp: 71F on lower lake; 72-73F in upper Leon River
Wind Speed & Direction: NNW14-16
Sky Conditions: Heavy grey skies with occasional light rain and constant light drizzle
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