WHO I FISHED WITH: This morning, Wednesday, 13 June, I fished with Daniel Gonzalez, his father, Fred Gonzalez, and Daniel’s girlfriend, April Krawczyk. Although a native of Belton, Daniel now resides in Reno, NV, as does April. The two flew in through Killeen for a week’s stay in Belton to celebrate Fred’s 70th birthday (tomorrow). Those celebration plans included today’s trip on Stillhouse.
It was only fitting that the the birthday boy caught the biggest fish of the trip this morning. The largemouth Fred is holding weighed 6.00 pounds on a certified scale.
Everyone caught plenty of fish this morning and April officially lost her rookie status as she learned to downrig, vertical jig with slabs, work tailspinners, and fish with live bait. From left, that’s Fred, Daniel, and April.
WHAT WE FISHED FOR: This was a multi-species trip in which we caught white bass, largemouth bass, & freshwater drum.
WHERE WE FISHED: Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir
WHEN WE FISHED: Wednesday morning, 13 June.
HOW WE FISHED:
OBSERVATIONS/NOTES: I took the temperature profile at mid-lake today over the Lampasas River channel in 60 feet of water. The data gathered is as follows:
0 feet = 83.6F
5 feet = 83.6F
10 feet = 83.6F
15 feet = 83.6F
20 feet = 83.6F
25 feet = 83.6F
30 feet = 83.1F
35 feet = 74.9F
40 feet = 69.4F
45 feet = 66.8F
50 feet = 64.3F
55 feet = 60.9F
60 feet = 58.9F
TALLY: 84 FISH, ALL CAUGHT AND RELEASED
Start Time: 6:30a
End Time: 10:45a
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 76F
Water Surface Temp: 83.6F
Wind Speed & Direction: S5-8
Sky Conditions: 45% white cloud cover on an otherwise blue sky all morning
Water Level: 5.10 feet low and slowly falling thanks to evaporation
GT = 5
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area SH0021C to SH0022C to SH0023C low light downrigging
**Area SH0021C – vertical jigging with slabs and tailspinners, then mopping up with bait thereafter
Bob Maindelle, Central Texas Fishing Guide
Owner, Holding the Line Guide Service
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