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#12365791 - 07/31/17 09:39 AM 2 trees on Benbrook
bogey♂ Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
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I took a buddy out yesterday in search of a fun time and crappie dinner. We decided to head out to Lake Benbrook as we had just been there last weekend and located some fish. We fished in a club bass tournament last weekend and after the tournament was over one of our club members told us that they saw a couple of people pulling them in off of a tree and suggested that we hit that spot.

We headed over there after the weigh in and started pulling them in. We caught @ 20 in a couple of hours (2-5:30)while tied up and feet hanging off my boat. It was a great time and almost all were keepers.

So, I called my buddy and asked if he wanted to go back and wack them again. He was all for it and we were there by 7 and headed back to the same spot. We get there and started off well, except that there were some short fish mixed in. After about an hour and a half we had 5 pretty solid keepers in the cooler and decided to try other spots. We left for an hour and a half and didn't get a bite at 4 other great looking spots. Trees off of the end of a point, trees with brush in the middle of a point, and other spots off of the scattered stick-ups. We went to the dock that isn't really a dock and didn't get a sniff.

We decided to head back to those two trees and there was a boat on the Western tree, but they were there when we were in the morning. We chatted with a man and his wife and told them that we blanked elsewhere and they told us that they had just returned and had the same story. I don't know why we couldn't find a bite elsewhere, but it just struck us as odd.

I ended up filleting 11 fish and had crappie tacos (like Jacobs except I fried my fish) and they were delicious, but I am still confused why we couldn't find a bite elsewhere. I guess sometimes it is best to stick with what's working.

I also broke my skeg in half on a stump over the course of the quest to find fish. Hope that everyone had a good weekend.
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#12365813 - 07/31/17 09:54 AM Re: 2 trees on Benbrook [Re: bogey♂]
184Champion Offline
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Registered: 11/24/15
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Loc: Arlington TX
For some reason Benbrook has always been hit or miss for me also. One day is great and the next trip is nothing but hard work.

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#12366179 - 07/31/17 01:49 PM Re: 2 trees on Benbrook [Re: bogey♂]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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In my experience, the fish will just shut off once the sun gets down to a certain point. That is when the fish leave the cover and scatter looking to chase bait. I don't think it was anything you did but was more of a time of day thing.
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#12366257 - 07/31/17 02:33 PM Re: 2 trees on Benbrook [Re: fishin'aholic2]
bogey♂ Offline
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Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
In my experience, the fish will just shut off once the sun gets down to a certain point. That is when the fish leave the cover and scatter looking to chase bait. I don't think it was anything you did but was more of a time of day thing.


I agree with this and it was also a North wind crazy this weekend.
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