Bob Maindelle Guide Lines July 28

Sixteen-year-old Blayne Gretch, left, took this 33-inch, 30-plus pound smallmouth buffalofish on Stillhouse Hollow Lake as he and his father, Dan Gretch, fished for white bass earlier this month. Buffalo commonly surpass 30 pounds on both Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow.

Earlier this month I welcomed Dan Gretch and his 16-year-old son, Blayne, both of Helena, Montana, aboard for a morning of white bass fishing. Gretch was a guest speaker at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and wanted to spend some time in the outdoors with his son following the speaking engagement.

We downrigged for a while, picking up a few fish, and then switched over to fishing vertically with tailspinners while watching our presentations, and the fishes’ reaction to them, using the new Garmin LiveScope technology.

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