WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Monday morning I fished with James and Will Schnitker. James has been a part of the radiology department at Scott & White for over 30 years. His son, Will, came home from college up in Wichita Falls for Spring Break, and the two spent a part of that together in the outdoors with me in pursuit of fish on Lake Belton.
PHOTO CAPTION: Yep, just when we thought we anglers were safe from all the political shenanigans, “they” sent out the black helicopters to spy on us! We spotted this unusual sight on the small island just across the Leon River channel from Morgan’s Point Marina. Hmmmm…
WHAT WE FISHED FOR: This trip was a multi-species fishing trip focused on white bass.
WHERE WE FISHED: Belton Lake
WHEN WE FISHED: Monday morning, 18 March 2019
HOW WE FISHED: The tough fishing which has persisted since last Wednesday continued on today, along with the cold temperatures resulting from clear overnight skies. Add in a wind with a northerly component, and precious little of it, and there is a recipe for a tough morning of fishing.
James, Will, and I boated a total of 27 fish this morning by grinding it out on bottom and vertical jigging. Although we used Garmin LiveScope, it did not help in putting extra suspended fish in the boat as there were simply no fish suspending this morning. Everything we caught came off bottom and very few fish moved in from around us. We essentially caught just the few fish I first spotted on sonar when we first stopped at a location, then had to keep moving as no additional fish were drawn to the commotion of schoolmates being reeled in.
OBSERVATIONS: The tough bite continued today. No bird action, chilly north winds, clearing and calming conditions all led to very tough fishing once again today (and since last Wednesday when the temperatures dropped sharply.
TALLY: 27 fish caught and released
Start Time: 7:30a
End Time: 12:15p
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 41F
Elevation: 1.1 feet high with a 0.15 foot 24-hour drop
Water Surface Temp: 56.2F
Wind Speed & Direction: Winds were NW9 at trip’s start, tapering to NE1-3 by trip’s end
Sky Conditions: 70% thin grey clouds which burnt off by 10am
GT = 50
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