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#4743011 - 04/16/10 10:47 AM Purtis Creek state Park
Daveg99 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
Anyone ever fish there? Thinking about going this weekend and camping out if it isnt raining. It looks like a nice lake. The whole lake is a no wake zone too which is nice. And you have to release every bass you catch. This is some info I found on it.

http://dallasoutdoors.com/site/index.php/adventure/4-places/25-purtis-creek.html


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#4743562 - 04/16/10 12:39 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Daveg99]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1637
Loc: Garland, Tx
Fishing it for a very long time. It will downright spoil you.

The bass are fat and the crappie and catfish are tasty.

This time of year you should be able to drop a minnow near the legs of either pier and make contact with a crappie or two. good all day, but night is fun too.

Wish I was going. Post some pics

Have a good trip, Phill
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#4743725 - 04/16/10 01:18 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Carver]
Daveg99 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
Do they sell live bait at the store at the park. I read that its a well equipped shop
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#4744247 - 04/16/10 03:30 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Daveg99]
Judge Smails Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 630
Originally Posted By: Daveg99
Do they sell live bait at the store at the park. I read that its a well equipped shop


They actually have a bait shop right by the boat launch.Pretty cool to have right by the water.

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#4745028 - 04/16/10 07:47 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Judge Smails]
bradtex Offline
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Registered: 05/29/02
Posts: 210
What type of lures do you recommend? I've heard there's a lot of grass in the lake.
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#4745046 - 04/16/10 07:52 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: bradtex]
B_Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5620
Loc: Fort Worth
Good luck, Dave. If the rain is out of control up here, I may join you guys.

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#4745048 - 04/16/10 07:53 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Judge Smails]
gutcheck Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 2469
Loc: Dallas
Was there three weeks ago... I've been there probably 7-8 times in the last year or so... I think for lake fishing out of a yak it's the best place in north texas... In march a kayaker got a sharelunker there... I've had my best luck working the north/west shoreline where the primitive campsites are to the backside of the island with weightless, weedless plastics (wacky rigged senkos/trick worms and t rigged brush hogs)... LOTS of flooded timber so cranks and spinners can be frustrating...

People who know the lake well will tell you that it used to be a lot better before they put in the grass carp to control the hydrilla and that the c and r policy has reduced the size of the average bass, but the fish are still there... I've yet to catch any real big ones but I've caught numbers and seen a few monsters along that shoreline that I couldn't get to bite...

I agree with Carver, btw. The crappie fishing under the lights at the dock across from the boat ramp at night can be awesome... Incidentally, when I was there last the bait shop was closed with a for sale sign on it so you might call ahead to see if it's up and running... It was after seven pm when I tried so I don't know if it was a one time deal or permanent and I forgot to ask anyone about it... You might stop at the bait shop at the 175 CC bridge and get them beforehand if that's the case. I tried jigs that night and watched everyone around me slaying them with minnows...

All that said, I have been skunked there a couple times, but I really didn't know what the heck I was doing at that point, and even then I've never been disappointed in going there since it's such a great place to paddle. I've never been there when there were more than 10 or 12 pbs on it and there are no jet skiers. That in itself makes it worth the trip.
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#4745144 - 04/16/10 08:23 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: B_Rod]
Daveg99 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
Originally Posted By: B_Rod
Good luck, Dave. If the rain is out of control up here, I may join you guys.


well its a 10 percent less chance of rain down there. I still might go even if its raining. I have a water proof jacket and waders. Fishing is good in the rain.
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#4745163 - 04/16/10 08:32 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Daveg99]
dbraune Offline
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Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 2380
Loc: arlington,tx
If there is little wind,rent a paddle boat,only $25.00.was there a couple of weeks ago,look up my post. i will be trying it monday again.good luck.
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#4747086 - 04/17/10 03:28 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: dbraune]
Daveg99 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
not going tonight. my friend cant go
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#4747205 - 04/17/10 04:41 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Daveg99]
Knot at work Offline
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Registered: 08/20/06
Posts: 4712
Loc: Allen, Texas
Purtis Creek is the Mini Lake Fork..so I hear!


Edited by Knot at work (04/17/10 04:41 PM)
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#4747231 - 04/17/10 04:52 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Knot at work]
Daveg99 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
Originally Posted By: Knot at work
Purtis Creek is the Mini Lake Fork..so I hear!


yeah it is. Wish I could go but chimneyking1 promised someone he would help them with their deck tomorrow so its a no go. I think its going to be raining anyway. Maybe Ill be out there in a couple weeks.
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#4747487 - 04/17/10 06:41 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: Daveg99]
FlyFsGrl Offline
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Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 1
Love fishing there--bluegill, crappie, bass abound. This year the DFF's outing there was cancelled due to bad weather, but last year's was a blast.

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#4747785 - 04/17/10 08:28 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: FlyFsGrl]
dbraune Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 2380
Loc: arlington,tx
Next time you want to head out,let me know,me and my wife are trying to master that lake..dont have to worry about getting hit at 60 mph's
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#4828504 - 05/06/10 10:55 PM Re: Purtis Creek state Park [Re: dbraune]
Daveg99 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 2830
Loc: Forney Texas
Im going this weekend. Leaving Saturday morning early and camping out that night
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