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#12147893 - 03/19/17 12:51 PM No luck on Grapevine
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
Went out yesterday and wade fished the south western bank. It looked perfect for spawning crappie. There is flooded vegetation out from the bank in 6-8fow and then all kinds of flooded brush right up on the bank in the 0-2fow range. Waded a long stretch of that bank, fishing both up shallow in the brush and out in the deeper brush. Only managed to catch 2 LMB and no crappie. I find it hard to believe that no crappie will or is spawning there so I'm gonna try it again. Don't know what the water temp was, hopefully they'll move in there when the water warms up mpre. It definitely looks like a crappie spawn haven so I will be going back.

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#12148175 - 03/19/17 05:52 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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Grapevine is one of the latest spawning lakes around. I will start looking in April.
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#12148475 - 03/19/17 09:12 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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Registered: 03/05/16
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Loc: Roanoke, Texas
Went north with my canoe. Caught 5 slabs in second laydown, then not a single bite for the next 1.5 hours. First time I fished in Grapevine.

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#12148670 - 03/19/17 11:08 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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Hopefully they'll show up soon, I'm ready.

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#12149509 - 03/20/17 02:10 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
Steve_C Offline
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Registered: 07/17/13
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10-12, 2-4pm is the best time for grapevine slab to get hungry......

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#12149832 - 03/20/17 06:02 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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Loc: Fort Worth
I limited there today between 10-1. Fishing with jigs in 4 feet of water. Fish were about 1-2' deep. Guy beside me was doing the same on minnows. Out of around 40 we caught only one was under. Several big slabs caught by both of us. They were in that brush thick. All were caught in one spot

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#12150874 - 03/21/17 09:49 AM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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#12150956 - 03/21/17 10:25 AM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: FireMedic486]
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Originally Posted By: FireMedic486
I limited there today between 10-1. Fishing with jigs in 4 feet of water. Fish were about 1-2' deep. Guy beside me was doing the same on minnows. Out of around 40 we caught only one was under. Several big slabs caught by both of us. They were in that brush thick. All were caught in one spot


Think they're spawning in 4fow or staging to move shallower to spawn? I was mostly fishing in 1-2fow

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#12151739 - 03/21/17 05:52 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
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I'll be on the vine tomorrow morning. Going for eater channels but I guess taking a few minners and a 10ft pole won't hurt a thing.
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#12153553 - 03/22/17 04:51 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
redraider4life Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
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Loc: Grapevine, Texas
We had a good day yesterday in 10 -12' of water..minnows on a jig head was the bait of choice..took home 15 keepers but caught 28. Biggest was 14".
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#12153737 - 03/22/17 07:30 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
FireMedic486 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 307
Loc: Fort Worth
Staging if I had to guess but that would be a question for the pros which I am not!

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#12155109 - 03/23/17 04:21 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: FireMedic486]
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In years past, I've known crappie to spawn as shallow as 1' and as deep as 12'. If I were fishing that lake looking for spawning crappie, I get real serious about the first week of April. Just remember, not all fish spawn shallow. It has all to do with water clarity and light penetration.
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#12155264 - 03/23/17 06:21 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: The Crappie Guy]
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Originally Posted By: The Crappie Guy
In years past, I've known crappie to spawn as shallow as 1' and as deep as 12'. If I were fishing that lake looking for spawning crappie, I get real serious about the first week of April. Just remember, not all fish spawn shallow. It has all to do with water clarity and light penetration.


Does that mean that clear = deep and murky = shallow? As a rule of thumb?

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#12155381 - 03/23/17 08:08 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Loc: Irving, Texas
Originally Posted By: spazm09
Originally Posted By: The Crappie Guy
In years past, I've known crappie to spawn as shallow as 1' and as deep as 12'. If I were fishing that lake looking for spawning crappie, I get real serious about the first week of April. Just remember, not all fish spawn shallow. It has all to do with water clarity and light penetration.


Does that mean that clear = deep and murky = shallow? As a rule of thumb?


Yup
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#12157103 - 03/24/17 09:52 PM Re: No luck on Grapevine [Re: spazm09]
FireMedic486 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 307
Loc: Fort Worth
Caught 16 this morning in Denton creek just off of the lake in 6 feet of water holding at about 3 feet. All on jigs and all very nice size. They were all in the 1.5-2 lb range, which is huge for me as I usually seem to just hit 10" or a little over. They were biting slower today than Monday but still doing ok. I'm going to try again Monday and see what this weather does to them. I have a few pics but not sure how to post from my phone. When I figure it out I'll put them up

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