Cross Water Outfitters

Crossing Many Waters and Representing the Cross of Christ


Cross Water Outfitters is a fishing ministry based in Central Texas and specializes in jug-fishing for all species of catfish on local Central and East Texas area lakes. Our mission is to reflect the Love of God and Jesus Christ to men and their families through enjoying the great outdoors.

Our main mission is to work as a ministry with US Army veterans who have recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan by introducing them to local fishing excitement and the simple Gospel message. We also host “Friends and Neighbors” events for civilians and others looking to have an new enriching experience with God in Christ.  Feel free to browse our website and contact us for more information about our upcoming events!

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New 2019 CWO Dates Are Here! Mark Your Calendars!

Warrior Transition Unit:  BLORA, Lake Belton – April 5th-7th, 2019

See Dustin Warncke’s Article on CWO in the January 2017 issue of Texas Fish & Game Magazine

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We are a non-profit ministry and thank you for your continued support to make our events possible now and in the future. Lives are changed at every one of our events and we humbly thank you for your partnership in our ministry!

  • 1 week ago

    Cross Water Outfitters

    WTU Event Apr 2019 ...

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    This is the second formal communication for our upcoming Warrior Transition Unit event. Please read the information below carefully.

    What: Crosswater Outfitters w/WTU
    When: April 5-7, 2019
    Where: Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) - Lake Belton

    Event Schedule:

    The first draft of the event schedule is attached. Note that the welcome briefing for CWO staff will begin at 10:30 followed by the Salt Covenant and then lunch.

    Immediate Needs:

    1. Please review the information below and pay specific attention to the following:
    a. Ensure that your attendance and role is accurately denoted.
    b. Ensure that, if you need lodging, that you notify Rick (
    c. Ensure that, if you must arrive late, that this is noted.
    d. Note that we still have need of leaders for some activities, particularly child care.
    2. If you don’t coordinate with Rick directly (See above) you WILL NOT HAVE LODGING!
    3. Please respond to this email and detail whether or not you will attend, as well as whether you will be bringing a boat.

    Arrival Notes:

    You may arrive at BLORA any time on Friday and launch your boat. Lodging will be in the onsite trailers and assignments will be announced at the Captain’s briefing.

    Friday, 10:30 AM – Initial briefing followed immediately by the Salt Covenant
    Friday, Noon – Soldiers and families may begin arriving. Please have your boat in the water, jugs ready, and clean/pressed CWO Team shirt on.


    From Killeen: Take FM 439 east about 12 miles to Sparta Road and turn left. From there, watch for the BLORA signs - they are fairly prominent. BLORA will be on your right about 4 miles down as you traverse Sparta Road.

    From Burnet: Take US 281N to Lampasas, then US 190E to Nolanville. In Nolanville, exit at TX-439 Spur/Nolanville. From there, you need to do some maneuvering:

    Merge onto S Central Texas Expy
    Turn left onto N Main St
    Turn left onto W Avenue I
    Turn right onto 439 Spur/Farm to Market Spur 439
    Slight right toward FM 439 E
    Turn right onto FM 439 E

    Alternatively, you could take US 190 all the way to Loop 121, then turn left at Sparta Road, at Belton High School.

    I’m presuming everyone else knows how to get there from Temple, Belton, or the greater Austin area. If not, please let me know.


    Will come in a later email or at the Captain’s Briefing


    As before, there is no dock at BLORA, so boats will need to be beached when parking. Please make allowances for this and bring a T-post if you have one. There is no electricity available at the docking site.


    Bait should be moving up shallow by the time of this event. Captains are responsible for ensuring their boat has enough to run jugs. If you need assistance with bait, please reach out to one of us and let us know.

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