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5/23/2018
Full Pool: 594.0
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BOB MAINDELLE: Downrigging season approaches as water warms

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/19/2018 10:18:00 PM

As we spent about four hours Monday on Belton Lake introducing Carson to this equipment, we found schools of white bass already beginning to suspend in large numbers up off the bottom of the lake, thus making them prime candidates for being caught with

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BOB MAINDELLE: Hybrid bite, shad spawn peaking at Belton Lake

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/12/2018 9:46:00 PM

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 peak late-spring action should

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BOB MAINDELLE: TPWD stocks Belton Lake with 634K hybrid striped bass fry

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/5/2018 11:28:00 PM

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

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Body of woman found in Belton Lake

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/5/2018 8:25:00 PM

BELTON – The body of a woman was found Saturday in Belton Lake, officials said. The body was discovered at about 5:55 p.m. by a fisherman near the Belton Dam. The woman was retrieved by the Belton Fire Department and transported to Scott & White Medical

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Fisherman discovers woman’s body in Belton Lake

KWTX

Date: 5/5/2018 7:01:00 PM

Belton, Texas (KWTX) Authorities are investigating how a woman’s body ended up in Lake Belton. A Belton police spokesperson said a fisherman spotted the body just before 6 p.m. Saturday. When Bell County Fire & Rescue arrived they pulled the woman out of

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• River: Leon River
• Length: 136 Miles
• Surface Area: 12,385 Acres
• Volume: 435,225 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 124 feet
With 136 miles of shoreline, Lake Benton visitors enjoy boating, camping, picnicking, and nature trails. Largemouth, white, smallmouth, and hybrid striped bass have been stocked, as well as catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar, and alligator. Lake Benton is also home to many species of songbirds, hawk, great blue herons, and many other species.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake, including five parks: Westcliff, Cedar Ridge, Winkler, Live Oak Ridge, and White Flint Park. Boating and swimming are also popular activities on Lake Belton. Camp Kachina, a girl scout's camp, is located on the shores of the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity among many lake goers. Belton Lake has been stocked with varying species of fish including largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar and alligator.

Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

Belton Lake is located on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin in Texas. Belton Dam and the lake are both managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1954 and provides flood control, drinking water, and is a popular recreational destination.
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