The time is near for my favorite season of the year: Springtime and white bass fishing. Every spring, white bass run up creeks and rivers for their annual spawn. Large numbers of white bass can be concentrated in small sections of water, exposing themselves to be caught on a variety of flies and tactics. We will discuss my favorite, simple flies to use, beginning with the jig fly, Clouser, bent-back minnow and a few other simple patterns. We will also discuss appropriate rods, lines and methods to locate schools of white bass on this outing. Join the club March 16 on the Nolan River near Blum. A short distance from Cleburne, the Nolan River is one of my favorite white bass locations. With clear water, limestone bluffs and cedar trees, the Nolan is a beautiful place to go.
We will meet in Blum at Tommy’s gas station located at 114 S Avenue C in Blum at 6 a.m. for a briefing, then head on down to parking area to gear up and chase some sandies (as white bass are called in Texas). The outing is a day trip and we will spread out on the river to avoid crowding. Also, at 1 p.m. we plan on meeting at Burger Bar located at 109 N. Anglin St. in Cleburne for lunch. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Russell Husted at 972-567-4155 or Outings Director Chris Patnode at 817-819-5519.