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Registration Now Open for the 2017 Texas Team Trail Presented by Cabela's

Date: 10/18/2016 12:40:00 AM

After a three-year hiatus, the TXTT will return to central Texas' Belton Lake in March. The regular season will wrap up at Lake Texoma in April, a favorite among Texas and Oklahoma anglers alike. Participants can register online at

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BOB MAINDELLE: Seasonal fish movements now underway at area lakes

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 10/15/2016 11:45:00 PM

I had an opportunity to fish with clients on both Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow this week and observed some commonalities. First, the abundance of topwater feeding activity has sharply declined. As the water nearest the surface and in the shallows

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Annual fishing tournament connects Soldiers with community

Date: 10/12/2016 10:42:00 PM

In the small hours of Saturday morning, nearly 500 anglers in about 240 boats waited near the shores of Belton Lake, ready to speed off to their favorite fishing spots, just as the morning light started hitting the lake’s surface. Every year, Fishing For

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Coryell County commissioners to seek state relief for log jam

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 10/12/2016 6:01:00 AM

Those repairs could reduce the amount of E. coli and other toxins draining into the Leon River, which flows into Belton Lake. Commissioners also discussed county polling procedures Tuesday. Coryell County will have two “super” polling centers and six

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Fishing for Freedom offers soldiers chance to ‘relax and have fun’

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 10/9/2016 9:44:00 PM

On Saturday, 580 people set sail on Belton Lake in two-person teams to attempt to catch the heaviest bass possible at the annual Fishing for Freedom event, which pairs Army soldiers with seasoned fishermen in a contest to see who can catch the biggest fish

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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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