July 20, 2012
By Frances Estes and Rozlynn Orr
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This outing can easily be summed up as HOT, HOT, HOT. Unfortunately, that was the weather and not the fishing. TWFF members converged on little ol’ Purtis Creek beginning on Thursday evening and we endured until Sunday afternoon; pretty much a remarkable feat since the weather was in the 100’s.
We enjoyed a delightful Mullet Mixer at the park pavilion catching a slight breeze off the water and underneath the cool ceiling fans. We had requested that everyone bring a ‘light’ dish since we were dining outside and that exactly what we had. I believe we had some of the best dishes yet at a mixer. Lots of fruit and veggies and wraps chased down by our favorite cold beverages. It was a very pleasant evening and we made plans to be on the water early Saturday morning.
Jessica and her “fish scout.”
“This outing could easily be summed up as…
HOT, HOT, HOT!”
We hit the water relatively early and got in a half day of fishing. Most of the fish had gone north for the summer (lol), leaving us with a handful of small bass and some good-sized sunfish to play with. About 11:00 or so, Certified Casting Instructor, Rex Walker showed up to give us casting lessons. We assembled under the shade trees and left Rex in the hot sun teaching for hours. We went from basics to advanced casting techniques and Rex never waivered. He’s an excellent instructor and if you live in the Dallas area, and would like to take some private lessons, you may contact Rex at Many of our members honed their casting abilities and moved up the skill ladder a notch.
We had an early lunch at The Kitchen Table just up the road from the park. There we sold our final raffle ticket for Pat Carlson’s gorgeous quilt, raising a total of $545.00. WOW! The winner was Rod and Connie.
Late afternoon we enjoyed a cool dip in the lake as we tried to fight the heat.
Honorable Mention goes to all braving the heat: Sammie Aden, Mary Aigner, Diane and Richard Blair, Jolene Buford, Dawn and Jessica Dorsett, Carolyn Hartley, Virpi Landenpera, Nancy Lappin, Laurie Olson, Rozlynn Orr, Teresa Powell, Debbie Price, Kiera Quam and Don, Linda Whiddon, Linda and Frank Whitted, Lindy and Bruce Welks