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#11812296 - 09/04/16 07:11 PM Bridgeport lake Fishing
Gungle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 672
Loc: North Texas
A buddy wants to go to Bridgeport Lake next month crappie fishing. We don't know anything about it. Where does a guy start, where is a good place to stay and eat? On-line it looks like a neat lake. Will a 16' 40hp boat be okay or should I take the 20' bass rig? Thanks for any help.

Cheers, cheers


#11813213 - 09/05/16 12:05 PM Re: Bridgeport lake Fishing [Re: Gungle]
Pintail711 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 2453
Loc: Longview, Tx
I've never fished that lake, but have hunted it quite a bit way up the river. Before we found a ramp in wizard wells we would launch at a ramp in my buddy's neighborhood. I wouldn't get on that lake in anything less than 20'. That lake can get very bad really quick. I've been on Cooper, fork when the wind is blowing 30 out of the north... But I thought I was in the ocean on Bridgeport when the wind gets high. I've got a 20' gator trax and it was very hairy at times. So I'd wouldn't take the 16'.

#11813487 - 09/05/16 03:54 PM Re: Bridgeport lake Fishing [Re: Gungle]
crope1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6687
Loc: mansfield,tx
I would contact rockhopper here on the forum. good luck.

#11813552 - 09/05/16 04:48 PM Re: Bridgeport lake Fishing [Re: crope1]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3659
Loc: Jack County
The crappie I have caught lately are small, like 7"-9" being the normal size, I don't fish for them much, but do occasionally after I'm through with the Hybrids for the day. We had the best luck on green colored jigs. The County Park, Shell Station and Dam all have good ramps. The dam ramp is pretty flat, so be sure and trim up if you use it. There are places to stay around there, but I'm not sure how good they are. A few miles East, Bridgeport has major hotel chain places and plenty of eating places. You might check Northside Marina, they have cabins and a private ramp. Unless the wind is over 20 mph straight out of the North Or South, that 16' boat will be fine. I live near that lake and have been all over it in a 14' Jon with a 15 hp for many years. Up on the river end, it is pretty tame even when windy. This past 5th of July was a day you didn't want to be on it in your little boat though. We were out in my 22' CC Bay boat, and the lake was really rolling in the 33 mph wind.

#11813650 - 09/05/16 05:55 PM Re: Bridgeport lake Fishing [Re: Gungle]
Gungle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 672
Loc: North Texas
Hey, thanks for all the information. Sounds like I'd better take the big boat. I'll keep looking for more intel on the lake.

Cheers, cheers



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