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Ketchn
02-24-2016, 08:56 PM
I had a company function today that required my attendance west of Ft. Worth . My route is past a Texas State Park . Now as you might have already guessed i hold a year pass to all the State Parks here in Texas. So as i drove west about an hour i planed a little play day for me at the park , it offers a small lake full of crappie and some great wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities . It also has strategically placed fishing piers around the lake .
So with all that in mind i thought i might get to play in the park a couple of ours midday . I chatted with the rangers and they told me about a 2.7 16 1/2 fish managed right off the dock behind the park store last weekend :biggrin
I had time to hit 3 different piers and 2 held crappie . The fish were in 10 to 14 foot of water parked on the bottom in the shade of the docks. i dropped a hand tie i won in a different crappie forum . Chris out of west Texas tied it and i won it so i felt obliged to see if i could rip a few lips with it . 1/32 number 6 if i remember correctly and i presented it on 4 pound clear mono dead sticked 6 inches off the bottom with an 8 foot rod .
Saw a few deer and saw a few crappie as well and ALL the fish were released including one rather large specimen for that lake . It was a bit windy and quite the bluebird day out there with abundant sunshine and i must say it was a splendid 2 hours .
hopefully yawl enjoy the read and photos ...
till the next trip ...hope you find em hungry :ThumbsUp

scrat
02-24-2016, 09:35 PM
Wow! That was some nice ones. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

shadboy
02-24-2016, 09:39 PM
Too Cool!

Special K
02-24-2016, 10:04 PM
Thanks for sharing your day brother... and for taking the time to post your report with pics.

lowe175
02-24-2016, 10:28 PM
Now that ain't right. You went to far this time. Fish on the clock! Congrats buddy! Nice jig to.

Tony the Tiger
02-25-2016, 08:24 AM
:ThumbsUp:ThumbsUp

Ketchn
02-25-2016, 09:26 AM
Now that ain't right. You went to far this time. Fish on the clock! Congrats buddy! Nice jig to.
one could present such an outing as an extended lunch break maybe ? rotfl
i have been known to take long lunches .....
it was high noon when i was there .....
and i can miss a meal for a few fish for sure ,,,,my kinda a diet plan .....:cheers2
glad yawl enjoyed the story and photos ....
hope everyone gets to go ketch a few real soon
have a great day ....