Category Archives: Branched Oak Lake

August 16th 2014, Branched Oak Lake

I got off work a few hours early today and called my dad for a quick afternoon fishing trip.  He had just done some repairs on his motor and I had never seriously tried fishing branched oak so we headed up there for a couple of hours.

I know that they have bass tournaments there every once in a while and had heard of a few people fishing there.  But I don’t think we choose the best day or time to go.  There was tons of traffic on the lake and it was hot and sunny.

We took a cruise around and and fished a few spots but the lake seemed pretty dirty and shallow near the shoreline. So we tried fishing at the end of some peers and caught some good variety of fish but none were bass (see pictures below). My dad had booked a very large catfish that he had an epic battle with for almost 10 minutes before it snapped his line! We never actually got to see the fish because whenever it came anywhere close to the surface it would immediately for back down and run out the drag on his line, fun to watch though I would have like to have seen it.

Then we started having some engine troubles so we called it a day. Not sure I will be going back due to the traffic but still nice to get out on the water.

Overall Ranking: 3 Star

Good Boat ramp, camping and the lake size and location were nice but the fishing was really slow unless you are trying to catch yellow bass or catfish.

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