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#12377122 - 08/08/17 07:43 AM Waco Area
FXfromTx Offline
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Registered: 11/01/16
Posts: 142
My parents are looking at moving over to the Waco Area and were wanting to go look at houses and try the fishing this week. If you had to choose one would you fish Belton, Whitney or Waco? Any tips would be appreciated!
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#12378808 - 08/09/17 08:59 AM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
If they are after Stripers, send them to Whitney.
If they are after Crappie send them to Waco
If they are after LMB, send them to Lake Fork 😜

The bite for LMB has been tough on both Belton an Waco,
have not fished Whitney in years.

To me, Belton is a better lake when windy, has a bunch of protected coves,and
high bluffs on some of the main lake.

Waco has a lot of stump fields, makes for some good cover for bass.
Reynolds Creek area is where I have had the most success.
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#12381046 - 08/10/17 06:25 PM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
BaylorLipRipper Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 346
Loc: Plano, TX
I would send them to Belton or Stillhouse, Waco is always hit or miss this time of year but belton has been fishing very well imo (deeper - clearer lake)

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#12381216 - 08/10/17 08:22 PM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
jcatch7 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 739
Loc: Waco TX
Lake Brazos is an option or trading house is on.
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#12385164 - 08/14/17 02:21 AM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 329
Loc: Waco, TX
My vote would be lake Whitney or Stillhouse. Stillhouse is nice and clear at the dam end of the lake and has a lot of grass to fish. Belton can be a lot of fun though with the smallmouth that live in that lake. Waco is a fun lake but you need to put in the time to get on those fish.
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#12385370 - 08/14/17 09:21 AM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
smsimcik Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 11
Loc: waco, texas
Spent 5 hours yesterday morning on Lake Waco and didn't get a single bite throwing everything in my tackle box. My partner lost one dink next to the boat on a frog.
I think the evening bite is better than the morning bite right now.
Waco is going to be tough until about Oct.,after the lake turns over.

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#12385649 - 08/14/17 01:19 PM Re: Waco Area [Re: smsimcik]
BaylorLipRipper Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 346
Loc: Plano, TX
September is surprisingly one of my favorite months to fish lake Waco.. also, haven't been in a while but tradinghouse can be a fun lake to fish!

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#12385657 - 08/14/17 01:26 PM Re: Waco Area [Re: BaylorLipRipper]
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Originally Posted By: BaylorLipRipper
September is surprisingly one of my favorite months to fish lake Waco.. also, haven't been in a while but tradinghouse can be a fun lake to fish!


I've heard the ramps are pretty bad at Trafinghouse, true???
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#12386311 - 08/14/17 10:11 PM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5736
Loc: Waco
Depends on the lake level

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#12386539 - 08/15/17 07:34 AM Re: Waco Area [Re: FXfromTx]
Hog Jaw Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2134
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Lake Limestone

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#12386565 - 08/15/17 07:48 AM Re: Waco Area [Re: Hog Jaw]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17194
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Hog Jaw
Lake Limestone


Limestone is quiet and way from the hustle, a short drive and you can hit the other three. Plus you can get a home on the lake cheaper. Excellent crappie lake and bass .... well if you can unlock the secret of catching bass on this lake it can be excellent as well, it fishes different and most struggle.

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