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Stillhouse Bluegill #12324206
07/05/17 02:54 AM
07/05/17 02:54 AM
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Killeen, Texas
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Still a few big bucks hanging around.




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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324211
07/05/17 02:59 AM
07/05/17 02:59 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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Nice haul. Good job. thumb


Side note. How deep were you catching them. hooked




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324297
07/05/17 04:30 AM
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Along a weed line at a depth that varied 12-18 feet. In April they were spawning in some stick-ups at 5-6' no more than 30 feet from where these guys were caught. They just moved into some deeper water in the vicinity where they spawned earlier.



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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324355
07/05/17 10:17 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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Thanks! cheers I am also catching fish in that depth of water! hooked Been taking advantage of the morning bite before the HEAT sets in! flame Again nice catch. hooked Those will cook up GOOD! food




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324366
07/05/17 10:48 AM
07/05/17 10:48 AM
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Nice catch. woot I have a meeting next month in Temple and was thinking about kayak fishing at Stillhouse. Any put in areas there and other advice. Never have fished there before.

Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324614
07/05/17 02:31 PM
07/05/17 02:31 PM
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So what might be the options be for staying around there other than r.v. I didn't see anything on the lake cept r.v... I guess a motel in town ? And with a boat?

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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12324712
07/05/17 03:12 PM
07/05/17 03:12 PM
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Brenham, TX
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Originally Posted By: Fishmeister54
Along a weed line at a depth that varied 12-18 feet. In April they were spawning in some stick-ups at 5-6' no more than 30 feet from where these guys were caught. They just moved into some deeper water in the vicinity where they spawned earlier.


Great information and catch, thanks for posting.

Is there a sharp drop-off or gradual slow in that 30 feet?

Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12325300
07/05/17 09:18 PM
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J-Moe, in that area there are both - some gradual slopes and some steep. A couple areas along that bank it looked (on sonar) almost like a stair step. Stillhouse has some extremely steep drop-offs and cliffs. It is not uncommon to be in 5' of water move 10-15 feet and you are in 20-30' of water. The big gill love those cliffs and steep drop-offs. In addition to the weeds & sticks-ups there is also an abundance of hydrilla. Belton Lake also has some big gill and redear.

Lampasas River feeds Stillhouse and the state record gill came out of the Lampasas River.

There are several parks and camping grounds at Stillhouse. You can use a RV/travel trailer or just a tent. The are several free access parks to launch your boat and plenty of places to launch a yak. A favorite of the yakers is Gravel Crossing on the Lampasas River. Google "Gravel Crossing" and look at the river with google maps and follow it to the lake. It's only a few miles from the main lake and has some awesome twist and turm in the river channel. You can catch anything and everything.



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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12325508
07/05/17 11:13 PM
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Nice fish thumb


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Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12325883
07/06/17 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fishmeister54
J-Moe, in that area there are both - some gradual slopes and some steep. A couple areas along that bank it looked (on sonar) almost like a stair step. Stillhouse has some extremely steep drop-offs and cliffs. It is not uncommon to be in 5' of water move 10-15 feet and you are in 20-30' of water. The big gill love those cliffs and steep drop-offs. In addition to the weeds & sticks-ups there is also an abundance of hydrilla. Belton Lake also has some big gill and redear.

Lampasas River feeds Stillhouse and the state record gill came out of the Lampasas River.

There are several parks and camping grounds at Stillhouse. You can use a RV/travel trailer or just a tent. The are several free access parks to launch your boat and plenty of places to launch a yak. A favorite of the yakers is Gravel Crossing on the Lampasas River. Google "Gravel Crossing" and look at the river with google maps and follow it to the lake. It's only a few miles from the main lake and has some awesome twist and turm in the river channel. You can catch anything and everything.


Wow, great information. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12329377
07/08/17 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fishmeister54
J-Moe, in that area there are both - some gradual slopes and some steep. A couple areas along that bank it looked (on sonar) almost like a stair step. Stillhouse has some extremely steep drop-offs and cliffs. It is not uncommon to be in 5' of water move 10-15 feet and you are in 20-30' of water. The big gill love those cliffs and steep drop-offs. In addition to the weeds & sticks-ups there is also an abundance of hydrilla. Belton Lake also has some big gill and redear.

Lampasas River feeds Stillhouse and the state record gill came out of the Lampasas River.

There are several parks and camping grounds at Stillhouse. You can use a RV/travel trailer or just a tent. The are several free access parks to launch your boat and plenty of places to launch a yak. A favorite of the yakers is Gravel Crossing on the Lampasas River. Google "Gravel Crossing" and look at the river with google maps and follow it to the lake. It's only a few miles from the main lake and has some awesome twist and turm in the river channel. You can catch anything and everything.




Thanks for the information. woot

Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12329462
07/08/17 01:09 PM
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Nice fish. Good job.

Re: Stillhouse Bluegill [Re: Fishmeister54] #12422630
09/11/17 06:57 PM
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