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#12031252 - 01/10/17 01:32 AM Granger Lake in winter !
Nitro65 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/14
Posts: 61
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I have fished Granger for about 10 years with plenty of freezer bags and fun . Upriver
,Coves roadbeds etc.i just can't figure out the winter bite! Anyone in my shoes ? I have talked
To more experienced anglers and guides and they pretty much winterize the boat or fish other
Lakes.. This is one of the top lakes for crappie in Central Texas . What's the deal ? They can't
Go on hunger strike for 2.5 months .. I have since fished Buchanan several times with good trips just scratching my head on lake Granger ..
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#12032239 - 01/10/17 03:42 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
Ken Gaby Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2637
Loc: Belton, TX
Haven't tried Granger in the winter but Kevin says it's a tough lake during the winter months. If I was going to try Granger, it would be by the dam in 30-35 FOW if it's that deep. Don't necessarily have to be seeing balls of shad for crappie to be there. Nor does there have to be any brush. They may be in open water with no brush anywhere close. Maybe close to some drop offs or ledges. This is when spider rigging and slow trolling becomes very effective.
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#12032745 - 01/10/17 08:21 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
NightStalker79 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Bell County
Try the warmer water in the San G and Willis Creek. Not speaking with recent experience, going by last years results.
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#12033039 - 01/10/17 10:20 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
Heath419 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 29
Loc: CenTex
Went tonight on the Gabriel and caught a PR! 17 inches, 2.7 lbs.

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#12033113 - 01/10/17 11:21 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
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Loc: Central Texas
Nice one!
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#12033138 - 01/11/17 12:09 AM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
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Registered: 08/04/05
Posts: 802
Loc: Spicewood
That may be the biggest crappie I have seen come out of the Ole San Gabe! Great catch!
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#12033311 - 01/11/17 07:35 AM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
Heath419 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 29
Loc: CenTex
Thanks! I still can't believe it!

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#12033415 - 01/11/17 08:27 AM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
RWCAT Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 120
Loc: Georgetown
Nice one!!!

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#12033805 - 01/11/17 11:43 AM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
catcrap Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 303
Loc: Austin, TX
nice lookin fish! I've been wanting to get my canoe up there and see what happens, but the weather always goes to [censored] when I have time off. keep posting reports!
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#12033968 - 01/11/17 01:09 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
koobycrappie Offline
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Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 2153
Loc: PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS , NEAR AU...
That's one very nice crappie Heath. Fished Granger for years and have caught thousands of crappie, but nothing close to that.
My best on that lake is 2.08.

Granger fishing in winter is tough, especially during the day and on main lake.

Spider rigging like Ken talked about is your best bet, or night fishing on the San Gabriel or Willis creek will get ya bit.

Once again, congrats Heath on your monster catch! thumb clap
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#12033988 - 01/11/17 01:21 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
Heath419 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 29
Loc: CenTex
Thanks everyone! I'm going to get a replica made. Decided to go with Dan out of Granger.

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#12034030 - 01/11/17 01:58 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
tubejig Offline
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 72
Loc: granger ,tx
That's a helluva slab Heath congrats as Kevin said above caught many crappie but nothing like that good choice on Dan Hang em High Taxidermy.

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#12034110 - 01/11/17 02:42 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
Harleyrockstar Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 274
Loc: Leander
That is an amazing fish! Congrats Heath.

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#12034195 - 01/11/17 03:33 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: Nitro65]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
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#12036384 - 01/12/17 04:40 PM Re: Granger Lake in winter ! [Re: koobycrappie]
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Registered: 01/27/14
Posts: 1080
Originally Posted By: koobycrappie
That's one very nice crappie Heath. Fished Granger for years and have caught thousands of crappie, but nothing close to that.
My best on that lake is 2.08.

Granger fishing in winter is tough, especially during the day and on main lake.

Spider rigging like Ken talked about is your best bet, or night fishing on the San Gabriel or Willis creek will get ya bit.

Once again, congrats Heath on your monster catch! thumb clap
The first several years Granger was open the area leading into the river where all those big trees where, and up into the river looked like a small town at night with all those lanterns fired up. Lots of fish caught, but was no size or bag limit on crappie or whites.

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