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#11505768 - 03/28/16 09:49 AM Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 782
Loc: Palestine, TX
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!








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#11505964 - 03/28/16 10:59 AM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: Tx Tree Grower]
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Nothing better than this!
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#11506050 - 03/28/16 11:30 AM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: River Mongrel]
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Loc: Jack County
Awesome, the smiles tell the whole story. I too fished that lake in my college days 1992-1995 at the big TSU. I keep wanting to go back there to fish myself. I wonder if M&W Store is still there? That was a weekly run for us back then.
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#11506099 - 03/28/16 11:48 AM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: TCK73]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Loc: Palestine, TX
Originally Posted By: TCK73
I wonder if M&W Store is still there? That was a weekly run for us back then.



Funny you should ask! I drove by there and it is closed. I think Stephenville is now wet. At least for beer sales anyway. We did make MANY runs out to M&W. LOL

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#11506861 - 03/28/16 05:25 PM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: Tx Tree Grower]
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Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 472
Loc: Cleburne, TX
I had many good days there for crappie and catfish in the late 70's when I was at Tarleton and hybrids in early 2000's when my son was there.
What ramp did you use? May have to give it a try again.

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#11507513 - 03/28/16 09:48 PM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: lonestar]
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We launched at the copperas creek ramp because we camped there. All the ramps appear to be in good shape. Lots of boats at the dam ramp and at sowell creek. Some of the Corp ramps don't open until April 1 .

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#11507543 - 03/28/16 09:56 PM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: Tx Tree Grower]
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coolphotos It just don't get any better! cheers
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#11507647 - 03/28/16 10:41 PM Re: Back on Proctor Lake 15yrs Later [Re: Tx Tree Grower]
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I saw you out there with all the kids .... GREAT TIMES .....

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