Have you ever paid attention to how popcorn pops?
Have you ever paid attention to how popcorn pops?
The top finishers in this week’s 3x9 Series bass tourney were brothers Adrian and Daniel Barnes.
On the night of July Fourth, Ken Chambers took his family out on Stillhouse Hollow Lake by boat to watch the fireworks from the water.
In 3X9 Series bass tourney action at Stillhouse Hollow Lake, 44 teams competed Tuesday evening to bring in the heaviest three-fish sack each could find within the three-hour tournament time limit.
It seems we humans have a thing for “firsts.”
In 3X9 Series bass tourney action Tuesday night, the bite seemed to move back offshore once again at Stillhouse Hollow Lake now that hot, dry, sunny, high-pressure weather once again firmly rooted itself over Central Texas.
Two major themes played out on our local reservoirs this week.
Iget calls from parents and grandparents year-round desiring to take their children and grandchildren on guided fishing trips.
Established in 2009, the Soldiers’ Kids Involved in Fishing Fun (SKIFF) program now enters its ninth season providing free, professionally guided fishing trips, by boat, to soldiers’ kids separated from their parents by military duty obligations such as deployment, gunnery, National Training…
It happens every summer, but this summer it seems to have happened early. “It” is the slowdown in fishing that accompanies the arrival of summer’s heat.
While there are number of factors that make kayak angling attractive, including price of entry into the sport versus that of motor boating, enhanced access to shallow and backwater areas, increased stealth and more, one big drawback has been the limited use of fish-finding sonar these platfo…
As Tuesday night’s 3X9 Series tournament came to a close, 39 teams brought a total of 81 fish to the scales, the cumulative weight of which was 223.77 pounds.
Obtaining quality photos of my clients with their catch goes hand-in-hand with my guide service’s 100 percent catch-and-release policy.
As I spoke with James Millsap by phone Thursday concerning his team’s victory at this week’s 3X9 Series bass tourney, he reported the same thing that the last three winning teams reported this month — catching their fish on soft plastics near hydrilla.
In addition to guided fishing trips, I also provide on-the-water training on specialized angling equipment,
Participation in Tuesday’s 3x9 Series bass tournament was diminished somewhat as severe weather threatened the area. As storms wound up passing from north to south out to the west of our area,48 two-angler teams launched from Stillhouse Park in a three-hour pursuit of the heaviest sack of th…
Although it has come nearly three weeks later than usual, the peak of the Belton Lake spring hybrid striped bass bite, and the threadfin shad spawn that typically corresponds with that bite, are taking place right now.
This past Tuesday evening, with overcast skies and a stiff south wind blowing waves onto the north shore of Stillhouse, 54 two-angler teams launched for the weekly 3x9 Series bass tournament in search of the heaviest three-fish limit.
On Wednesday evening, a crew of fisheries biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s regional office in Waco, led by John Tibbs, the Inland Fisheries Supervisor for the Waco District, stocked 633,920 hybrid striped bass fry into Belton Lake near the Leona Park boat ramp.
On Tuesday evening, with overcast skies and a stiff south wind blowing waves onto the north shore of Stillhouse Holow Lake, 54 two-angler teams launched for the weekly 3X9 Series bass tournament in search of the heaviest three-fish limit.
The inaugural season for the Pro Am Bass Trails, sponsored by Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle, concluded with the April 21 championship event at Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
Tuesday evening’s weather was postcard perfect for all but fishing.
On the night of April 5, three local bowfishers ventured out onto Stillhouse Hollow Lake on what would become a record-breaking endeavor.
On Tuesday evening, 54 two-angler teams launched out of the Stillhouse Park boat ramp in extremely windy conditions in search of a winning sack of three bass.
On April 8, the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail held its fifth and final qualifying
Thanks to fair weather, the Tuesday night 3X9 Series bass tournament enjoyed robust participation from 67 two-angler teams.
If history is any teacher, as the impacts of this weekend’s hard cold front fade into more moderate weather this coming week, the annual shad spawn on Belton Lake should begin in earnest.
This past Tuesday’s 3x9 Series bass tournament was the fifth in a series of 30 scheduled weekly contests, and it was the second in a row to be impacted by Texas’ wild spring weather.
The fourth of 30 scheduled weekly 3X9 Series bass tournaments took place again this week on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
Earlier this month, the sonar manufacturing giant Lowrance introduced a free software update that instantly changed the look, and increased the readability, of their high-end units, including the HDS Gen3, the HDS Carbon, and the Elite TI series.
I have maintained a detailed fishing log of my angling efforts on Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow for 26 years now. By looking for commonalities in such a data base, trends clearly emerge.
On Tuesday, the second of 30 weekly 3X9 Series bass tournaments planned for the 2018 season took place on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
The wild swings in weather we have experienced these past few weeks following an abnormally chilly winter season has fish scattered and difficult to pattern right now.
Dean Thompson, operations manager of the Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle 3x9 Series said, “We were really happy with our first night of the new season. We had 56 boats last night,” as he spoke about Tuesday night’s tournament held on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
The first of 30 consecutive Tuesday night bass fishing tournaments is set to begin Tuesday. The regular season of the series will conclude on Sept. 25, and the championship event will take place during the last weekend of September.
The competition for nearly $1,500 in cash prizes drew 18 anglers and their accompanying in-boat officials to Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir for round five of the Pro Am Bass Trails Solo Cup Division on Feb. 18.
Back in the fall of 2017, Alison Errington of Fort Hood contacted me for more information about
As I worked on setting up my booth at the recent Central Texas Boat Show at the Bell
With the 2018 Central Texas Boat Show as a backdrop, anglers from two very different tournament series walked across, and weighed their fish on, the same stage last weekend at the Bell County Expo Center.
As the 2018 Central Texas Boat Show opened its doors Friday, a local “who’s who” of outdoor
As I finished up a guided trip on Belton Lake on Monday afternoon, the surface temperature stood at 51.2 degrees. On Friday, as I scouted for white bass in advance of a Saturday afternoon trip on Stillhouse, the surface temperature there stood at 48.7.
As our most recent cold front roared in on a north wind gusting over 35 mph at times Thursday, I wrapped up my half-day trip just before those high winds struck, but after the wind had shifted to the northwest and after temperatures had begun to drop.
If there is one thing most Texas fisherman do not get excited about, it is fishing in the cold. Add rain or wind to that cold and about the only folks you will find on the lakes are a few crazy fishing guides.
Each winter, as temperature and day length decrease, life shifts to the stability of deeper water in our local reservoirs.
As I meet and fish with folks from all over the nation (and, on occasion, some from other nations), I find it interesting how some are interested in catching great numbers of fish, regardless of size, while others prefer to hunt for fewer, but larger, fish.
Of the three most popular species of catfish swimming in Texas waters — blue catfish, yellow catfish and channel catfish — the blue catfish is most active in cool waters during the late fall through early spring months of the year.
If you are reading this column, I will assume you are interested in fishing. The problem for anglers, however, is that the ones buying your Christmas presents may not be so interested in the sport.