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5/31/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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FISHING: Killeen couple win Tuesday Night tourney that was moved to Belton Lake

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/30/2016 9:56:00 PM

Jeff Vernon and Cheril Connell, both of Killeen, won the Tuesday Night Tournament with a two-fish bag weighing 12.16 pounds. The duo also earned “Big Bass” honors with an 8.6-pound catch. Their total first-place prize was $915. The weekly event

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BOB MAINDELLE: Fort Hood SKIES program angler earns First Fish Award

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/28/2016 11:20:00 PM

The Fishing 101 course puts children on either Belton Lake or Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir for four hours of fishing from a boat, learning how to cast, use various lures and baits, land fish, take fish off the hook and much more. When Cayli, her mother

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Vigil held for Belton High students who died days apart

ABC 9 KTRE

Date: 5/26/2016 1:09:00 AM

16-year-old sophomore Alexander "AJ" Howard was killed in a car crash Saturday. 18-year-old senior German "Andres" Martinez-Bazan II drowned at Belton Lake on Monday, just two days after Howard's death. The vigil began with a statement from Howard's mother

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Vigil held for Belton High students who died days apart

KXXV-TV News 25

Date: 5/25/2016 11:15:00 PM

16-year-old sophomore Alexander "AJ" Howard was killed in a car crash Saturday. 18-year-old senior German "Andreas" Martinez-Bazan II drowned at Belton Lake on Monday, just two days after Howard's death. The vigil began with a statement from Howard's mother

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Broken Cable Strands 80 Train Passengers 50 Feet Up in Denver

KCEN TV

Date: 5/24/2016 7:48:00 PM

Senior Andres Martinez drowned in Belton Lake yesterday. I was one week before his high school graduation. The drowning happened only two days after the death of Belton High Sophomore Alexander "AJ" Howard who died in a car crash over the weekend

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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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