Story by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News
Photo by Conor Harrison
Former Lone Star Outdoor News’ managing editor Conor Harrison took his daughter, Marley and his mother to Lewisville Lake for a late-afternoon white bass and hybrid striped bass excursion with guide Steve Schiele.
“We started about 4:30 p.m., it was very hot with a 10 mph southeast wind,” Harrison, who now works with 7-Eleven, Inc., said.
The three-generation group fished the west side of the lake where the bait had gathered.
“The current was flowing through cuts behind points,” Harrison said. We caught a few small white bass early and then checked main lake humps with not much luck.”
At about 6 p.m., the bite picked up.
“We were using chartreuse slabs and started catching good numbers of big white bass,” Harrison said. “Later, the hybrid bite turned on.”
As it began to get dark, the white bass began schooling in the coves and the group chased them with the trolling motor.
“At that point, it was throwing the slabs at the school and reeling back in,” Harrison said. ‘It was big fun on my ultralight spinning tackle and 6-pound test line.”
The action was fast and furious for the last hour before dark.
“We had a fish on every cast,” Harrison said.
The group kept 20 of the bigger white bass and a few hybrids, along with one catfish, for a fish fry.
“Schiele said the fish have been a little more active in the mornings before it gets hot,” Harrison said. “It was a great trip.”
To contact Steve Schiele, call (214) 629-1628.