Belton Lake News

5/19/2018 10:18:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
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 ...

5/12/2018 9:46:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
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 ...

5/5/2018 11:28:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
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 ...

5/5/2018 8:25:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
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 ...

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 ...

4/22/2018 3:37:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
Currently, the district only pulls and treats water from Belton Lake. The district has not held a competitive election in 24 years, but all five sitting board members have served on the board less than that duration. Without a competitive election during ...

4/21/2018 10:13:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Gray began bowfishing about four years ago after booking a trip with the owner of GarQuest Adventures, Marty McIntyre, who makes his living teaching clients how to bowfish and who is quite knowledgeable about our local waters, including Belton Lake and ...

4/20/2018 8:21:00 AM
As half a dozen lightning bolts cracked from the sky in under a minute over Belton Lake, I kept on barbecuing. Chicken and corn on the cob were coming off the grill as the most beautiful thunderstorm I’ve ever seen rolled in over my view of Belton Lake.

4/18/2018 3:22:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
Use this listing of local activities and events to beat the heat and try something new with the family this summer: Outdoor Fun Fort Hood’s Belton Lake Outdoor and Recreation Area, at the intersection of North Nolan Road and Cottage Road, has a number of ...

4/16/2018 9:40:00 AM
Dallas Morning News
In the last two decades of the 20th century, my grandparents lived in a cozy house in a tiny community on Belton Lake in Central Texas. Across the lake lies the massive Fort Hood. There were days in the early 1980s when the air would boom and the ground ...

4/15/2018 12:09:00 PM
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department is using a state-of-the-art vessel to help rescue boats in distress at Belton Lake. Anytime a boat on Lake Belton finds itself in trouble, the Morgan's Point Fire Resort Fire Department sends ...

4/7/2018 11:24:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
If history is any teacher, as the impacts of this weekend’s hard cold front fade into more moderate weather this coming week, the annual shad spawn on Belton Lake should begin in earnest. I personally observed the first spawning activity of the year ...

4/4/2018 10:32:00 PM
Fort Hood Sentinel
The flashlight Easter egg hunt was originally set to take place at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, but was moved indoors to Abrams because of the saturated lawns. “The most important thing about this event is community,” Lisa Bass, outside ...

3/31/2018 10:26:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
I discovered the factory setting for FishReveal’s sensitivity was much too high initially, so I manually adjusted it downward and found that 76 to 81 percent performed well on Belton Lake and on Stillhouse Hollow. Because none of us has much experience ...

3/31/2018 5:00:00 PM
A fisherman set a water body record for the biggest largemouth bass ever caught at Belton Lake this past Saturday. Angler Kurt Luker, of Cleveland, caught a 13.97 pound bass during the Texas Team Trail tournament on April 1. The fish was momentarily lent ...

3/29/2018 3:24:00 PM
Temple Daily Telegram
A simple blue and green motif representing Belton Lake would be best, he said. Leigh suggested it also would be a way for Belton to get more attention. Many Texas cities are known for their unique water tower designs. For example, the small West Texas town ...

3/27/2018 12:12:38 PM
KXXV News Channel 25
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced zebra mussels were discovered Sept. 18 in Belton Lake. It's the first time zebra mussels were documented in the Brazos River basin, nearly 200 miles south of where the mussels previously were ...

3/24/2018 10:28:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
I have maintained a detailed fishing log of my angling efforts on Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow for 26 years now. By looking for commonalities in such a data base, trends clearly emerge. One of those trends is that the best hybrid bite of the entire ...

3/23/2018 3:05:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
The event is free and open to the public. The center is at 761st Tank Battalion and 62nd Street, building 2337. Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area will host its Flashlight Easter Egg hunt at 6 p.m. March 29. Gates close at 8:15 p.m. and the hunt will ...

3/18/2018 6:00:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
Currently, the district pulls and treats water from only Belton Lake. “We’re not micromanagers,” he said. “We’ve got a good staff, and they’ve done a good job. We’re working toward providing dependable service at affordable prices for years ...

3/17/2018 11:01:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Third place went to Willie Vicker and Billy Hirschman. Their 10.62 pounds of bass earned them $230. The next night on Belton Lake, the 2018 season’s first Texas Boat World Wednesday Night Open tournament launched from its new location at Temple Lake Park.

3/8/2018 7:32:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Texas Boat World recently announced changes to the Belton Wednesday Nighter tournament on Belton Lake. The tournament, which has been hosted out of Rogers Park by Daniel and Adrian Barnes for the last 12 years, will be moving to Temple Lake Park once their ...

2/22/2018 12:47:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
A rain gauge at Stillhouse Hollow Dam measured 1.59 inches since Monday, and Belton Lake Dam also received more than an inch. More rain has fallen in North and West Texas. What does all this mean for the drought? "This will certainly improve things ...

2/21/2018 10:26:00 PM
Fort Hood Sentinel
A Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is set for 6 p.m. March 29 at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. More than 65,000 eggs and prizes hidden for your kids. Pre-hunt activities including inflatables, games, magic act, concessions and photos with the Easter Bunny ...

2/18/2018 12:09:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
The program offers free, four-hour guided fishing trips by boat on both Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir. In so doing, the Austin Fly Fishers hope to help ease the strain on military families which occurs when a military parent must be separated ...

2/11/2018 12:12:00 AM
Temple Daily Telegram
That was the first time Ward’s 8-year-old son and Contreras’ 9-year-old son met and tagged along with their parents for a family date at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Nature in Lights. As the group drove back to Contreras’ home in Troy ...

2/5/2018 9:06:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
03 inches, and the lack of rain has made for drier grass and lower water levels. As of Monday, Belton Lake was 4 feet below normal water level, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake was nearly 5 feet below normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.

2/2/2018 8:52:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
That places Killeen and all of Bell County in a severe drought, she added. Belton Lake is slightly more than three feet below its normal level. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is a bit more than four feet below normal level.

1/29/2018 3:53:01 PM
The City of Belton posted that State Highway 317 is open after being closed due to a suspicious device found near the Leon River bridge. A Fort Hood unit specialized in explosive ordinance detection and disposal was on the scene. The city said the device ...

1/25/2018 11:51:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
The Tuffman Bass Tournament will begin Saturday at Belton Lake, with the weigh-in beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Expo Center in the Garth Arena. Day two will move to Stillhouse Hollow Lake, with the final weigh-in beginning at 2:30 p.m. Both days’ catch ...

1/23/2018 6:01:00 PM
Temple Daily Telegram
of Engineers to enter into a lease agreement to re-open the 258-acre nature reserve located east of Belton Lake Dam. Councilman Dan Kirkley was absent. The Temple City Council approved a similar agreement on Thursday. Miller Springs is expected to open in ...

1/20/2018 10:07:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
As I finished up a guided trip on Belton Lake on Monday afternoon, the surface temperature stood at 51.2 degrees. On Friday, as I scouted for white bass in advance of a Saturday afternoon trip on Stillhouse, the surface temperature there stood at 48.7. The ...

1/13/2018 11:01:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
As I left Belton Lake, the surface temperature was around 52 degrees. Given the cold nights we have had since, I am certain our local reservoirs’ surface temperatures will dip into the high 40’s by early next week. When cold-blooded creatures like fish ...

12/29/2017 8:50:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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12/27/2017 7:24:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Whether you’re attending a holiday light show, the Nature in Lights display at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area or just cruising the neighborhood to enjoy the displays, the Herald wants to see it. Please share some photos with the community.

12/26/2017 4:10:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Call 254-933-5800 for more information. Nature in Lights The annual Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s “Nature in Lights” 5.5-mile-long holiday light trail is open from 5:30 to 11 p.m. every day until Jan. 7. The cost for one car, minivan or ...

12/21/2017 5:55:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Trail of Lights The annual Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s “Nature in Lights” 5.5-mile-long holiday light trail is open every day from 5:30 to 11 p.m., including Christmas Eve and Christmas, until Jan. 7. The cost for one car, minivan or pickup ...

12/19/2017 9:00:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
“Sticks and fins are not enough for me to be concerned about,” Everett said, standing inside her fireworks booth near Belton Lake. “People are going to buy the big stuff and they’re going to celebrate.” Firework sales began Wednesday, according ...

12/19/2017 7:12:00 PM
Killeen Daily Herald
Whether you’re attending a holiday light show, the Nature in Lights display at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Center, or just cruising the neighborhood to enjoy lights displays, the Herald wants to see it. Please share some photos with the community.

12/17/2017 12:06:00 AM
Killeen Daily Herald
Belton Lake made the list at No. 5, primarily because it is a technically challenging lake when it comes to catching big blues consistently. Regardless of location, Barton’s approach to attracting big blue catfish is much the same. Barton’s go-to rig ...

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