Feb 17 2019 #1

Robert Lundin

Keeper

Member Since :
2002
Number of Posts : 258

Property :
Hickory Creek Ranch Lakes, Crockett

Best February day of Fishing

Reservation Number : 20259
Property Name : Hickory Creek Ranch Lakes
Reservation Date : 02/16/2019 PM -
Total Fish/Sizes : 66
Lures Used : Zoom fluke

Arrived at noon very misty and cold, temps in upper 40's.   Started at the dock bank fishing. Got the first bass on a square bill red craw. Then nothing for an hour.  Went to the zoom super fluke and started walking towards the dam.  We started catching them.  Eventually we had to start using the zoom super magnum fluke to keep the small ones off the hook.  Harvested 12  smaller ones as that is my limit on cleaning. Returned 21 bass from 15-16 inches to 20 inches back to the lake.  We also caught 30 Hugh crappies around the stumps. They were 15 to 16 inches and fat.  I saw nothing in web site about harvesting them so we returned them to the lake. Never made it to back lake. We packed up and left at 5 pm.  I think going to the magnum helped in getting some bigger fish. Went through 3 packs of magnum flukes and 2 packs of super flukes. Of course we used watermelon seed color.  Just a fun day for my son in law as he doesn't get to fish often.  

Feb 17 2019 #2

Bob Scheidemann

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2016
Number of Posts : 111

Sounds like you had a great time fishing with your son! Hard to beat the big lake at HC for action!

Bob

 

Feb 17 2019 #3

Tom Dillon

Toad

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 507

Way to go, Robert! Glad there was no wedding on Val Day! Guess I'm going to have to try some watermelon seed Super Flukes. I usually just use white or white with glitter, but haven't had your kind of success.