I got there early and launched before dawn. I really didn't think I'd go back after my first visit about a month ago. I was unnerved by floating sideways into stumps just under water in my Propel 10. So, this time I took out my Jackson Big Rig. It has a super shallow draft and when I did bump "things" it was no big deal.
This would not be a pedal friendly kayak lake so better to plan on paddling.
Well, some say that since they killed the lake vegetation that Purtis is "just a big mud hole." While it is true that there is very little vegetation in the lake, it has lots of standing timber. So, I knew from my last trip out that I could catch them with a drop shot rig throwing the drop shot around the timber. I ended up with 5 bass, none big with the largest around 2 or 2.5 lbs. I likely missed another 3 if I recall correctly that fell off/shook me off.
If anyone does go out to Purtis Creek, it is $5 for entry, nice camping areas so not a bad overnight camping lake, near Eustace so access to gas/fast food, etc. It's about 50 miles southeast of I-20 in Dallas. It'd be a good lake to fish one afternoon and evening, camp out that evening, then hit it again early the next day.
Recommendation: bring a brush clip and you can clip onto timber and float back off of it, this, or my anchor chain worked well to hold me pretty tight.