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Post Oak Lake, Bryan
Big Day at Post Oak (See Pics)
It is Spring Bass on Beds Time in Texas! Bass anglers target big sow females full of eggs every year around this time in hopes of catching that elusive double d (dd). Better weather has finally arrived with the waters warming as each day passes by. Count my brother (Phil) and I on being in search of the double d’s. Fishing all day for that one bite is what I am all about but Phil is all about numbers (catching instead of fishing) with a big one in there for good measure. He thought he had his elusive double d last year at Henderson East Lake but she turned out to be a 9 1/4. Thought he had the double d at Heartland 10-10 last year but she turned out to be a 9 ½ pounder. He is still trying to get over the 10 pound hump for the first time. Patience is a virtue and he feels like it is happening this spring!
Enough of that…………here is a good report for those needing a little motivation to get out on a PWF lake this spring and beyond! We have fished this jewel (Post Oak) of a lake twice before this trip with great success. We caught one-hundred (100) bass here on 7/29/17 with some of good size and on 6/16/18 we caught sixty-five (65) with a few nice fat ones as well.
Saturday 3/23/19 started out with a commute from the South East side of Houston and launching the boat at Post Oak Lake at 7:30 AM……….I started off throwing the tackle box at them but settled in on a 7 inch watermelon black flake senko (see the attached photo) bait hooked weedless with no weight that produced most of my catches. 51 in all with my two (2) biggest fish being big fat female 7 pounders. My brother Phil had his usual arsenal of rods, reels and baits with him as well but he only used one rod, one reel and one style bait (pumpkin z craw garlic dipped-see attached photo) all day producing 57 catches with the biggest being a big female (see Phil and big girl in attached photo) just getting down to business on a bed. She was a beauty and after some quick photos she was released her right back into the water where she was caught. We were so concerned about getting her back in the water we forgot to get a measurement on her for the big bass contest! She was probably glad we forgot so she could get back to her bed.
You are wondering where was she caught right? Well, we will tell you because we want you to find her as well and take a photo with her :-) she is at the bridge before crossing into the small lake. She is on a bed right at the crossing channel before you go through the bridge. All in all, an amazing day producing 108 caught and released bass.
Here is a time table to give you an idea of the when we were most successful with catching numbers:
7:30 AM to 9:05 AM - 28 Fish
10:00 AM to 12:30 - 12 Fish
12:30 to 3:30 PM - 20 Fish
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM - 10 Fish
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM - 38 Fish
5:45 PM - left them for someone else to catch in the near future so we could make the commute back to Houston.
Catch Recap - One (1) 8 ½ Pounder Caught at 9:05 AM, 2 Seven (7) Pounders Caught Around 4 PM and 4:45 PM, Two (2) 5 Pounders, Four (4) 4 Pounders, Four (4) 3 Pounders and Everything Else Mostly 2 Pounders and Less.
All of the little buck bass are showing the signs of fanning beds with the females looking a little more stressed than the males.
The water clarity was less than a foot from all the rain run-off. Rarely were we able to site cast to bass busting because we did not see that aggressive bass activity chasing bait balls as in the past on this lake. This is an awesome PWF member lake location on a beautiful property worth the drive from where ever you are. We will be back in the near future, but in the meantime, someone please take advantage of this shared info and post some pictures in a spring PWF report of some big bass so we will know we have helped some members have an equally awesome day on a very productive private lake.
Spring Time Fishing :-) Keep a Tight Line,
The Pruitt Brothers