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Hickory Creek Ranch Lakes, Crockett
We had a great trip and something happened that make it a super trip. My son was using a watermelon colored, weightless Senco stick bait. I was about 200 yards away from him and all of a sudden I heard lots of yelling. At first I thought something had happened to him. I looked his way and right away I knew he was fine and had caught a rather large fish. When you can see the white of a fish from 200 yards you know he has to have some size to him. We turned the boat around and headed his way. Once we met him on the dock I got to see what he had. Fish of a lifetime for him! (Pictures below)
I immediately got the scale and weighed him and to my surprise it rang up an impressive 9.0 lbs!!! By far the biggest fish he had ever caught. He was able to land him using a 6’0” Ugly Stick with a spinning reel and 10lb test line. We did not have a tape with us close as I left it in the truck because I never dreamed we would catch anything of that size at Hickory Creek on the big lake. Because the fish had been out of the water for a bit we wanted to get a weight, a few pictures and get it right back in the water. I didn’t catch the fish but seeing the smile on my sons face and the excitement he had over catching it…it was a moment I will never forget. Again thanks PFW for providing the opportunity to experience this with my son.
(Sorry about the pictures. I could not figure out how to rotate them once uploaded to PFW)