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Belton Lake Cedar Ridge Area Coves 1 Nov 2020

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Donald Garner

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Good evening to all,

Dwayne and I made an afternoon trip over to Belton Lake for a short trip 2pm - 4:30pm.  We launched the Stratos out of Bass Landing over at BLORA over at Ft. Hood.  We made a run up to Cedar Ridge Area of the lake which is about half way (Mid Lake) up to the TX Hwy 36 Bridge.  I only seen maybe (6) bass boats out on the water during this trip.  The parking lots were almost empty as we drove by the ramps.

Weather Conditions
Blue Bird skies forecasted temps of 40 - 73dgrs with 40% Humidity.  The wind was out of the NE 8-11mph.

Lake Conditions
The lake is stained to clearing depending on your location.  Water Temps varied also 65 - 69dgrs depending on your location.

Locations fished / Structure / Baits use / Fish Caught
Started out fishing the Cedar Ridge Marina Creek Area.  We worked the bluff area for about 1/4 mile.  The wind was gusting pretty good and I got tired of fighting it.  We relocated to a cove on the East side of the marina area. 
The area around this part of the lake is rocky with some bluffs,  scrub bushes and some cedar trees lying in the water off the bank.

Coves around Cedar Ridge Marina / Park

We managed to boat (2) largemouth bass from this area.  I was making long cast across this under water gravel point.  Casting a Texas Rigged Sweet Beaver and dragging it across the rocky point.  The picture with the floating marker is the area were we caught our 2 bass.

Screen shot of the area where fish were caught

Both were caught on a Sweet Beaver Creature Bait.  Both bass caught were the same year group class.   They were the same size. 

Equipment used to catch our fish
Texas Rigged Sweet Beaver Setup; Rod> Lee Smith Custom Rod (LSCR) 7ft (MH) Fast Tip Casting Rod; Reel> ABU Garcia REVO SX low profile baitcasting reel; Line> Berkley Big Game Clear 20lb test; Bait> Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver 4.20 Bloody Mary; Worm sinker>3/8oz Picasso Pro-Metal Camo weigh; Hook> Trokar 4/0 Flippin Hook

Our fishing machine
2004 Stratos 285 Pro XL Dual Console w/ Yamaha 150 VMax; MinnKota 80lb foot control trolling motor; Lowrance Hook 7 Electronics

Once again we had a great day of sharing the boat.

To learn more about Belton Lake here in Central Texas just click on the link below.

  Belton Lake
Belton Texas part of God's Country
Stratos 285 Pro XL Yamaha 150 VMax
G3 1548 Alwed Jon boat  Yamaha 25hp outboard
Personal Best 8.33lbs