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#11592657 - 05/09/16 05:52 PM Good day on eagle mtn
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Had a good day on eagle mountain, fished from 9 to about 2. Fished the murky water up in the north end and actually did great, fish were stuck next to cover. Mainly docks and any stick ups/lay downs. Visibility was terrible but it seemed like the perfect pitch made the difference if I was more than a few inches off the cover I didn't get bit.
Most bites were in 1-4 foot of water, and a couple in deeper 7-8ft on docks I know have brush on them. Threw a Pacemaker 5/8 black/blue flipping jig with a speed craw trailer. Caught around 18 fish, most 13-14" and a few 17" was the biggest i didn't Weigh them.

The wind made it tough, kept me from hitting some of my good docks


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#11592784 - 05/09/16 06:41 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Nice fish and nice report. Thanks for sharing. cheers
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#11592815 - 05/09/16 06:57 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
Great job and nice report! thumb

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#11593203 - 05/09/16 09:22 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
Clark3 Offline
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Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX


Also saw a million snakes, one cotton mouth that is lucky he didn't close. And I believe this is a giant broad banded water snake, could be an overweight diamondback water snake. Regardless he looks like he doesn't miss many meals


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#11594520 - 05/10/16 02:08 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Registered: 08/19/11
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Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
We saw a *bunch* of snakes there on Saturday. Reminded me of the old days fishing in the Everglades when we spent as much time shooting cottonmouths as we did fishing. Everything we saw Saturday appeared to be nonvenomous.
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#11594549 - 05/10/16 02:16 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
KickerFish29 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 2580
Loc: Eagle Mtn,Texas
I've never seen a cottonmouth on EM, just a bunch of big water snakes.
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#11594559 - 05/10/16 02:20 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: KickerFish29]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: KickerFish29
I've never seen a cottonmouth on EM, just a bunch of big water snakes.


I know my snakes well. Every snake but 1 was either a yellow bellied water snake, broadband water snake, or diamondback water snake. You can tell by the vertical bars on their mouths.

The one water moccasin I saw was by west bay, and he was on a load, I thought he had the body of a cotton mouth from far away so I cruised over,pitched my jig next to him and he opened his mouth and it was aparant. Also has horizontal bar down the mouth not vertical and the split eyes. He was about 3.5' long. He's a pretty copper color though

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#11594566 - 05/10/16 02:22 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Loc: Eagle Mtn,Texas
I know they are there I've just never seen one.
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#11595112 - 05/10/16 07:05 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
Paparon Offline
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 2471
Loc: Rowlett, TX
I would agree that was a good day of fishing! cheers

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#11597637 - 05/11/16 06:24 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Paparon]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: Paparon
I would agree that was a good day of fishing! cheers


Thanks!

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#11598298 - 05/11/16 10:05 PM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 252
Loc: Fort Worth
I was on Eagle Mountain last week and saw over 20 snakes in about 4 hours. One went under my big motor while I was trolling around. Can these things climb up in the boat?

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#11598513 - 05/12/16 05:45 AM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
Yes^^^^

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#11598577 - 05/12/16 07:02 AM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 750
Loc: Houston , TX United States
Heading there Friday-Monday will defiantly be on the look out for snakes.
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#11598590 - 05/12/16 07:18 AM Re: Good day on eagle mtn [Re: Clark3]
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Nice going Angler !! EM can be tough......as far as the cotton mouth ...yes sir, I have seen them, had two were very aggressive and swam up to the dang boat..
Good enough for me... I moved on.. roflmao
God Bless
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