Grew up fishing Lake Proctor. Fished the lake during my days at Tarleton. I moved away from the area after finishing college in 2000 and have not fished the lake since. The other day my boys were asking me where I fished growing up. So I decided to show them. Stopped by and grabbed by brother and nephew and headed out on the 3hr trip. Great to see the lake full.
Just like the old days the lake still has plenty of really nice hybrids. I can't recall catching any whites or yellow bass back in my younger days but they are certainly in the lake now. It took me some time to get dialed in on the fish. I started by checking the points in 15 to 25ft of water but that was highly unproductive. The fish are shallow. All of our fish came in 7-10ft of water. Most of the fish we caught were still full of eggs. My guess is that if you were to head up the creeks you would find a ton of fish. I believe all the fish we caught were attempting to spawn on windy points. All of our fish came drifting live shad. We caught a few fish off the island but the majority of our fish came off of the point just east of the spillway.
Great to spend some time on Proctor again. As I suspected it is still a great hybrid fishery. The other great thing about proctor is it is very easy to fish in high winds. I normally fish Richland Chambers and the fishability of Proctor in high winds was a pleasant change. It was a great weekend on the water!