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Rock Creek: La Roca Range, Santo
My son Baird and I fished Rock Creek yesterday 2-2-19. We got to the lake around 11:30 to overcast/misty conditions and low 60's temps. This lake is super fishy looking.
Getting the boat ready, we had a black buck antelope come out from across the spillway and walk about 20 feet past my truck. It looked at us for about 3 minutes and calmly walk down the dam. What an animal! High spiraling horns. That was awesome. While getting the boat ready, my son starts casting a red square bill from the dam. 2nd cast, he catches a 3 lb. I'm starting to think this could be a great day.
We get on the lake and start hitting a few spots and fishing pockets in the flooded timber picking up several fish here and there over the course of the next couple of hours including a 4.32. The smallest being a shade under 16". Didn't cull it though. It was a fatty. Caught them on mostly weighted senkos pitched into the trees and out from the dam on SB's and a citrus 5xd crank bait.
Around 4 pm we went and anchored close to the trees near the north corner of the dam. My son pitches a red unweighted senko into the trees. He thinks he's snagged for the 100th time that day but the snag pulls back. I see his rod double up and knew he had a toad. He proceeded to duke it out for a few minutes with the fish trying to get back in the trees. Once we see it, we both realize this is the biggest bass he has caught by far and it is barley hooked. We get it in the boat and on the scale and it's a 6.85 lb. His PB by more than 2 pounds!!
Finished up just before dark. We were both beat. Total for the day was 10 fish. Three biggest were 6.85, 4.32 and 3.0. Others were all 16-17' fish. No culls.
Baird spent the ride back to FW bragging to his fishing buddies via texts. What a great day!!
I'll try to attach some pics of the big one.