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#11725689 - 07/16/16 06:31 AM Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine?
hawghoover Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
3 days in a row not 1 bite! plenty of schooling bass to catch but the Crappie are hiding.?? i know they are drawing the lake down a ton at 1866 but you would think there would be a few around.or im just fishing in the wrong places. any ideas?

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#11725742 - 07/16/16 07:46 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
Davedave Online   content
Bigfoot Seeker

Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 17560
Loc: Grapevine, TX
No sir. I have been on that lake one time this year. I have been going elsewhere. Good luck.

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#11725759 - 07/16/16 08:05 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13370
Loc: Irving, Texas
The are there. Just have to know where to look.
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#11725852 - 07/16/16 09:17 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: fishin'aholic2]
BrazosRiverTom Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 576
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
The are there. Just have to know where to look.


You state the obvious. Why not give the person asking some clues of where to look, if you know the lake.

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#11725931 - 07/16/16 10:06 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
skeeter175 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/02
Posts: 1311
Loc: Justin TX
I was out there about a month ago when it was about 10' up and it was really slow,I think all the new cover has scattered them,there are some submergered trees in the cove between the regular and high water ramps at murrel park that had fish on them but they were all unders,the rocky bluff on your left as you are leaving murrel also will hold some good fish,might also try fishing the top of the rock crusher,it should be about 20 ft down now.
It should be some awesome fishing once the lake gets back to full pool.

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#11726170 - 07/16/16 01:46 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i mostly fish the slips at twin coves where my boat is but last month iv only caught 1 keeper. caught a couple short ones today in the trees at ramp in murrell park area.

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#11726199 - 07/16/16 02:06 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
Caribwill Offline
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Registered: 07/16/16
Posts: 9
Anyone doing well up north by Denton creek/trophy club?

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#11726378 - 07/16/16 04:11 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: Caribwill]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Loc: Irving, Texas
Originally Posted By: Caribwill
Anyone doing well up north by Denton creek/trophy club?
Denton creek is more of a cooler month deal. Won't be much up there as most are out in the deeper water on the mainlake.


Edited by fishin'aholic2 (07/16/16 04:11 PM)
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#11726452 - 07/16/16 05:24 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: skeeter175]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
Originally Posted By: skeeter175
I was out there about a month ago when it was about 10' up and it was really slow,I think all the new cover has scattered them,there are some submergered trees in the cove between the regular and high water ramps at murrel park that had fish on them but they were all unders,the rocky bluff on your left as you are leaving murrel also will hold some good fish,might also try fishing the top of the rock crusher,it should be about 20 ft down now.
It should be some awesome fishing once the lake gets back to full pool.
what is the rock crusher?

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#11726466 - 07/16/16 05:33 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
Originally Posted By: skeeter175
I was out there about a month ago when it was about 10' up and it was really slow,I think all the new cover has scattered them,there are some submergered trees in the cove between the regular and high water ramps at murrel park that had fish on them but they were all unders,the rocky bluff on your left as you are leaving murrel also will hold some good fish,might also try fishing the top of the rock crusher,it should be about 20 ft down now.
It should be some awesome fishing once the lake gets back to full pool.
what is the rock crusher?
never mind i googled it.lol

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#11727330 - 07/17/16 11:36 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5132
Loc: Highland Village and Fork
When I was guiding on GV, the middle of the summer was what I looked forward to, as fishing was so good. Since I stopped guiding, and only fish the lake occasionally, I will fish the north (Flower Mound) side in the summer. The south (Grapevine) side has some great summer fishing but you have to know where to fish. Go the the north side and graph along the shoreline staying in about 15-20 FOW, and watch for rocky dropoffs....and there are LOTS of them. The crappie will hold at the thermocline depth on these dropoffs. Working a jig up the dropoff can sometime send you to the doctor to get you arm joints repaired. They will knock the poop outta a jig doing that. Hope this helps and good luck.......... thumb
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#11727340 - 07/17/16 11:47 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
Jeff Schiller Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 9312
Loc: TX
I haven't fished the lake in many years. But I'm guessing, keying in off of what Guy posted above, that these two points would still hold some fish.
Rockledge Park


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#11732227 - 07/20/16 08:10 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
Wolfe Hunter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 180
Loc: Hurst Tx
my dad limited out Monday on minnows at his boat slip. He left them biting
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#11732516 - 07/20/16 10:36 AM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
AggieKenny Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 1686
Loc: Roanoke,TEXAS
Hawg,
Keep working the slips. I went out this morning and could have easily limited out. I was fishing my jigs, fish were on hanging brush from 5' to about 12' down.

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#11732861 - 07/20/16 01:24 PM Re: Cant find the Crappie on Grapevine? [Re: hawghoover]
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 10002
Loc: Lewisville Tx.

Jig tipped with a minnow. Look in water 5' to 13'. You may be surprised.

Also try as shallow as 2'-3'
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