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#12411955 - 09/02/17 10:27 PM If you are headed to Bridgeport......
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51414
Loc: Highway 1
...I would probably have a jerkbait tied on in a shad pattern. They absolutely ate that thing like crazy all evening out there on mainlake points. Fished from 4:00-8:00PM today. Threw a Megabass Vision 110 in mat shad and they would at times hit it so hard it would almost rock you. Just point hopping mostly and keeping boat in 15-20' and throwing up shallow. Pretty aggressive in my ripping it back to the boat. FUN times. Tons of fish. No monsters but for all the boat traffic out this afternoon I will take that many bites.

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#12411981 - 09/02/17 11:38 PM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
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I'm headed over there in a couple weeks might have to break out the jerkbait box, thanks for the info Mark.
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#12412023 - 09/03/17 12:38 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
I'm headed over there in a couple weeks might have to break out the jerkbait box, thanks for the info Mark.



Every post you make has the photobucket 3rd party hosting error. Any chance you either pay the fee or remove it from your sig?

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#12412118 - 09/03/17 06:49 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: stringwise]
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Since it bothers you so much I guess I can ! I haven't been on here much this year so I have no idea what that's all about.
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#12412128 - 09/03/17 06:52 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 09/18/11
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Loc: Springtown, Texas
I fished Bridgeport yesterday morning from 6:30AM till 10:00AM. I stayed up in the river area all morning. The only thing I thru was a yellow magic. Had 15 fish in the boat. (1) was 4.4lbs, (2) others over (3). It was a fun morning. Wish I could have fished all day. With the cloud cover, I bet that yellow magic would have worked all day.

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#12412264 - 09/03/17 09:14 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
Mark Perry Online   content


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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
I'm headed over there in a couple weeks might have to break out the jerkbait box, thanks for the info Mark.


Let me know when you go. It's only gonna get better out there.

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#12412312 - 09/03/17 09:46 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
Double A Offline
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 322
Loc: DFW
Thanks for the info. Looking to try a new lake and also try to catch a smallmouth too. What boat ramp do you suggest?

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#12412320 - 09/03/17 10:00 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Double A]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51414
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Double A
Thanks for the info. Looking to try a new lake and also try to catch a smallmouth too. What boat ramp do you suggest?


All of the ramps are useable....I prefer Wise County Park usually.

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#12412330 - 09/03/17 10:13 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
Double A Offline
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Thank you

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#12412347 - 09/03/17 10:31 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
Mark Perry Online   content


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Posts: 51414
Loc: Highway 1
BTW they also bit on a Texas rigged craw in shallow cover and docks up in the river area. Had a few on a shakyhead too.

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#12412375 - 09/03/17 11:16 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
David Welcher Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/10
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Went yesterday as well, we caught them on everything we threw, bigger fish came on drop shot, caught one around 5 lbs

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#12412389 - 09/03/17 11:38 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Originally Posted By: Double A
Thanks for the info. Looking to try a new lake and also try to catch a smallmouth too. What boat ramp do you suggest?


All of the ramps are useable....I prefer Wise County Park usually.


When you launch there do you stay in that area ? Looks like it's a pretty good ride to get to the main lake and can you stay on pad all the way ? Thanks
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#12412392 - 09/03/17 11:46 AM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Originally Posted By: Double A
Thanks for the info. Looking to try a new lake and also try to catch a smallmouth too. What boat ramp do you suggest?


All of the ramps are useable....I prefer Wise County Park usually.


When you launch there do you stay in that area ? Looks like it's a pretty good ride to get to the main lake and can you stay on pad all the way ? Thanks


A lot of times I stay in that area as I am a river rat if I have the opportunity. It's the way I like to fish. It's an easy ride out to main lake. River is wide open to main lake and you can stay on pad in that direction. It's wide and deep. Just swing out off the shore a boat length or two and you are fine. Bridgeport is very easy to run. Few hazards at all. As the river dumps into main lake just go a good ways before you turn south to avoid Lower Unit Point. It's marked with buoys and when lake is full like it is now even if you cut short you should fine.

Main lake is VERY clear right now clarity wise. River is as clear as its been in years. Still lightly stained but a lot less than it used to be. Caught fish in both areas. Bridgeport is great for numbers and can be lights out in the fall. Great place to go to catch a bunch.

Even with the park full of campers yesterday we did not have to wait to launch or load. Lake was crowded but had zero issues on the water. Only negative was some dock owners thinking it was funny to shoot water balloons at boats. One whizzed by wife's head so but I idled up to them and we discussed it. They apologized and all was well. A little too much alcohol on their part but they meant to harm. Probably not the smartest thing I did but I was a bit pissed when it flew by her head.

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#12412409 - 09/03/17 12:13 PM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: Mark Perry]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Lots of info and good advice Mark, thanks. Been fishing PK a lot and was looking for something different. I see what looks like a lot of good fishing water in the river on my Navionics so first time there I might just stay in the river. Hope I don't have to deal with the water balloons but my outboards shoots water a long way if need be, lol. Are the boat docks best for using a drop shot rig if the water balloons not an issue ?
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#12412412 - 09/03/17 12:21 PM Re: If you are headed to Bridgeport...... [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51414
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Lots of info and good advice Mark, thanks. Been fishing PK a lot and was looking for something different. I see what looks like a lot of good fishing water in the river on my Navionics so first time there I might just stay in the river. Hope I don't have to deal with the water balloons but my outboards shoots water a long way if need be, lol. Are the boat docks best for using a drop shot rig if the water balloons not an issue ?


They meant no harm just having fun. They offered us a beer. We went back to fishing. I rarely have had any issues with dock owners out there so I would not think it's worth worrying about.

You can use a dropshot on the docks. I usually Texas rig or shaky head them. Buzzbaits, crankbaits, topwater and Flukes will work as will Senkos etc. Really limited only by your preference. A flutter spoon on the deeper docks are money. There are docks in river and mainlake. Most hold fish.

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