PHOTO CAPTION #1: With grey cloud cover and enough wind to ripple the surface, Saturday’s bite was on. We landed white bass, largemouth, and even one smallmouth buffalofish.
PHOTO CAPTION #2: Little brother … big fish!
WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake
WHEN WE FISHED: Saturday (AM), 21 November 2020
HOW WE FISHED:
If you follow my reports, you know that grey skies and wind are my “confidence conditions”. I just know when these two atmospheric conditions mix, it’s gonna be good.
Despite the cloud cover preventing a sudden brightening of the skies as we would have on a less cloudy day, the fish got right to feeding this morning and fed until abruptly stopping right around 11:10A.
During our 4 hours on the water, we fished just four areas, catching 30 fish at our first stop, another 27 fish at our second stop, 71 fish at our third stop, and a final 23 fish at our last stop.
Fishing was exactly the same at each location: get MAL Lures to the bottom once the boat was in a steady hover atop fish we’d found via sonar, and work those lures upwards with a “smoking” tactic (with speed modified for the mid-60 degree water temperature). At our second stop, I layered in the Garmin LiveScope and my crew went from being “hunters” to being “snipers”, actually singling out individual fish and working them until they either fell for the lure or turned away.
We landed exactly 151 fish this morning, including 1 largemouth bass, 1 smallmouth buffalo, and 149 white bass.
See the MAL Lure here: https://whitebasstools.com/
See tutorial video on how to work the MAL Lure here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDSvfXgrAUE&t=239s
TALLY: 151 fish caught and released
OBSERVATIONS: No helpful bird activity witnessed today.
Start Time: 7:30A
End Time: 11:30A
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 64F
Elevation: 0.79 low with a 0.0’ 24-hour change and 34 CFS flow thru the dam
Water Surface Temp: 64.6F
Wind Speed & Direction: Winds were SSE5-6 all morning
Sky Condition: 100% grey cloud cover
Moon Phase: Waxing crescent at 43% illumination
GT = 20
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area B0054G, 30 fish on MAL Lures (SP)
**Area 305, 27 fish on MAL Lures (SP)
**Area B0050G, 71 fish on MAL Lures (SP)
**Area B0052G, 23 fish on MAL Lures (SP)
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Belton Lake Fishing Guide, Stillhouse Hollow Fishing Guide
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