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#12677909 - 03/18/18 08:18 AM Purtis Creek Report
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1895
Loc: Texas
Four of us made it out: Me, Cody, Benny and David. Everyone caught fish. I ended up with 6 or 7, can't recall as usual, all just smallish males in shallow water. I used a drop shot and a wacky worm rig almost exclusively.

For me, the trick is to fish the cove points. There seem to be fish there all the time.

*** Nothing early out in the standing timber. Floating back, I pedaled over to it one last time, flipped a drop shot near the base of a tree, boom, got a really solid hit that really bent my rod over. The struggle lasted for about 10 seconds and off it came. Dang it! But, when I pulled my drop shot up, the hook was still inside the worm. I often use the KVD technique of bring my hook up through the "chin" of the roboworm, then push the tip toward the "nose" of the worm . . . but leave it embedded inside the plastic. So, there is no way the fish had the worm's tail and was pulling against me that way. For that matter, the worm would have pulled off anyway. What I come away with is the danged fish had the drop shot in its mouth, not the worm, or at least both.

If I have this dialed in correctly, it has happened a few times to me over the years, it reinforces how once a bass swallows or inhales a lure, clamps down on it, that they can really hang on tight.

A few pics of some "wannabe 10 lbers. when I grow up" bass from PC yesterday.

Brad





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#12677980 - 03/18/18 09:24 AM Re: Purtis Creek Report [Re: Brad R]
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Good day on the water!

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#12678022 - 03/18/18 09:58 AM Re: Purtis Creek Report [Re: Brad R]
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Next Saturday, I am going to a private waters lake in Ben Wheeler (can take a guest) I see Purtis is 30 min east. Maybe I should get a campsite for the weekend.

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#12678244 - 03/18/18 02:51 PM Re: Purtis Creek Report [Re: timbertoes]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Originally Posted By: timbertoes
Next Saturday, I am going to a private waters lake in Ben Wheeler (can take a guest) I see Purtis is 30 min east. Maybe I should get a campsite for the weekend.


To the west, actually, but a very easy jaunt back and forth . . . so not a bad idea for a place to set up shop for a day or longer.

So many of the ponds and small private lakes in east Texas are chock full of fish, you are likely going to wear your arm out!

Give us a report on how it goes!!!

Brad

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