White bass will start running up into the creeks and rivers here in North Texas. And with a wet forecast from now through spring, this could be one of the best white bass runs in years! Let’s hope for that. The Nolan River runs from the Cleburne area into the Brazos River above Lake Whitney, and in the spring is actually one of the prettiest areas to fish.

With the bluebonnets and redbud trees blooming, the river runs through limestone rocks and cliff formations, which really add to the white bass run experience. With the recent rains, and temperatures warming the water up, the stage is set for a great season. Early reports are saying just that. Many of us will, if not already, make our way down to get into some early runs of white bass. But the old saying, that if the red buds aren’t blooming, then it’s not time yet. We shall see. Peak time is mid March through early April, so March 23 is right in that time zone.

We will meet in Blum, a small town south of Cleburne, at the Conoco Station on highway 933. Plan on meeting here at 6:30am. They know we are coming and will have hot breakfast treats and coffee for us to enjoy. We will have a brief meeting to discuss the day, and suit up before heading down to the access point. Parking here is a challenge, as we are parking on the sides of the road. Be extremely careful doing so, as traffic does not slow down much. Also suggest car pooling!! This will reduce down the number of vehicles parking here. When the word gets out that conditions are good, this will be a very popular place to go.

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