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G3 1548 Alwed Jon Boat on Nolan Lake 7 Mar 21

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Donald Garner

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Greetings to everyone,

Final able to get out on the water 1st time this year.  I headed over to Nolan Lake on Ft. Hood for an afternoon trip.  I fished from 12 noon till 3:30pm I got tired of fighting that East Wind.

Nolan Lake on Ft. Hood, Texas.  You can click on the map to enlarge it.


Weather at Launch:
Blue Bird Skies 66 dgrs; Wind from the East at 10mphs; Humidity was 38%

Lake Conditions:
Clear to Murky; Water Temps ranged from 59 - 62dgrs depending on your location
Its been a long time since this lake was clear to murky.  It's usually stain to muddy.

I fished (4) areas of the lake during this trip.  I started out fishing the entire length of the dam's rip rap using a 1/2oz Red Rattle Bait without a strike.  I could see the fish suspended on my electronics.   My second location was the grass island.  The creek channel runs on the North side of the island and there's a huge flat on the South side of it.  After fishing the grass island I moved to the West end of the lake.  I fished the creek channel and around the stickups and dead reeds with a 3/8oz crawfish colored jig without a strike.  I finished up the trip fishing the North Banks with the spinnerbait without a strike.  That East wind did not cut me any slack today.

The wind had picked up and stay that way the rest of the afternoon.  I switched to a Modified 3/8oz Double Colorado Crawfish Colored Spinnerbait.  I fished the South side of the island first and managed to boat my first bass of the year.  I caught the only fish of the trip off the Southwest point of the island.  I was Slow Rolling that spinnerbait across that point.

Location where fish caught; Screen Shot of location; Lure used; 15 1/2inch  Nolan Lake Largemouth





Equipment used during this trip.

Rod> BPS Extreme 7ft (MH) casting rod:  Reel> Abu Garcia MaxZ 7.11 ratio Low Profile Baitcasting reel: Lure> Academy Wahoo 3/8oz Modified Double Colorado Crawfish Colored Spinnerbait:  Line> Berkley Big Game 20lb Clear Mono

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2006 G3 1548 Alwed Jon Boat: Motor Guide Trolling Motors; Humminbird Piranha Max 4 Electronics
Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 07:24:58 PM by Donald Garner
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G3 1548 Alwed Jon boat  Yamaha 25hp outboard
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Way to go.  I'll be going out later this week with my Alumacraft MV1448 for the second trip of the year.  I'm still looking for my first fish of the year.
This trip will be with the new shorter shaft motor. 
Enjoying retirement in the great Pacific Northwest.  I've turned into a fair weather angler.  Why do it today when I can do it tomorrow?

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Ron, tight lines buddy.  You need to Christin that new boat up right  ;)
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Good looking first fish of the year Don!


I'm hoping maybe I can get out Thursday for a little while. Hope I can do as good.
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Jim Tks.  Tight lines for ya buddy on the upcoming trip.

The wind was honking and I didn't even realize I had it on.  The line went zipping side ways.  He took the spinnerbait deep in his mouth.  The hook set was just underneath his Right Eye.
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Good day under tough conditions. No skunk.
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