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Benbrook in the Wind!!!! UPDATED with Video. #10100049 06/29/14 07:51 PM
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Got there at 6am sharp and they were actually biting but they were mostly dinks. Many throwbacks but managed 6 keepers. It was WINDY!!!!! I scrammed out of there at 10:30. My back is just a little bit sore.... Oh and quite a bit of rip rap at the ramp also. Since the lake came up there is a lot of standing timber you cant see so take it easy out there!

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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100058 06/29/14 07:55 PM
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Nice catch under some very hard conditions. Good job.






Side Note: The wind was blowing hard here in South Texas.

Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100067 06/29/14 07:59 PM
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Are there docks on benbrook that hold crappie, or is it mostly brushpiles?

Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100084 06/29/14 08:10 PM
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Thanks. It definitely was not easy. I saw a ski boat going in as i was leaving and even for skiing thats just too rough.


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100240 06/29/14 09:32 PM
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That's a good catch,under extreme conditions. That's Benbrook you can always catch at least one big one out there.


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That boat was a rock'n in the wind! I wouldn't even attempt going out in that right now with my back as bad as it is. Good catch though! thumb


Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: Sac-lait-Pat] #10100339 06/29/14 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Sac-lait-Pat
That's a good catch,under extreme conditions. That's Benbrook you can always catch at least one big one out there.


Pat i just could not find a place out of the wind at all this morning. The big one came from 17' down in 20 fow. Hard to fish that lake in the wind for sure. My rule is if i can catch 5 or me i will keep them if i need them. Otherwise they get thrown back. Thats why i keep the live wells working at top notch. It might be good this weekend BUT with the 4th... I be staying home!


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100445 06/29/14 11:37 PM
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That lake is more easily traversed by those who don't know it well when the water is low. Once it comes up there are many heartbreakers lurking just below the water.

Thermocline is just about to setup well and I'll be looking for some 2+ pounders out there soon.

Nice video and pictures!

Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100557 06/30/14 12:36 AM
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Very true. I have lots of Waypoints just for that reason. Hidden Timber = Big Crappie. That's the only way i got that 2 pounder today. Nobody would ever suspect that timber. Even when the lake is low... grin


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100574 06/30/14 12:45 AM
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On a side note. My wife is so happy that i set up a cleaning station in the Barn. Now i just grab a bowl and head to the barn, Then i bring the fillet's in and Vacuum pack em' with the Foodsaver.


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100668 06/30/14 01:35 AM
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Nice fish. Good job. cheers


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100740 06/30/14 02:12 AM
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You should have hung around till around 1, the wind really picked up around 11 or so, especially sitting out in main body hunting for the other species. Lol


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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10100910 06/30/14 03:25 AM
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To catch anything in those conditions was a job well done.....
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Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10101137 06/30/14 11:14 AM
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WOW ...some folks ...
I wondered Saturday when I went for a swim out there
and saw them white caps ....
wonder if there are any .....um
folks out there trying to ketch fish
and sure enough .....
KABOOM thumb
hats off to ya Horton
man was that lake rolling ....

Re: Benbrook in the Wind!!!! [Re: horton5303] #10102580 06/30/14 09:28 PM
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Thanks Ketchn. And Kerry i noticed it was getting worse and so i left. I think it could have been a good productive day had it not been for that high wind.


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