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#12157055 - 03/24/17 09:21 PM Denton Creek crappie
FishingGuber Offline
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Registered: 06/05/15
Posts: 26
Went to Denton creek the other day to see if any whites had run way up in...got into about 60 crappie instead. Majority were around the 11 inch range, few bigger few smaller. 1/16 oz jig head with a 2" pearl black swim body, kept twitching, they liked the up and down motion.
Hopefully this rain puts some water into the system.

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#12158553 - 03/26/17 12:54 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
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Registered: 06/05/15
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Updated: Waited a couple days after the rain and went this morning...not much of that rain went into the watershed. Creek was up a little from last weekend, good flow, slightly stained. Fish were all in or right on the edge of fast water. Twitched the same black/pearl red flake swim bait 2" long as last weekend.

14 crappie, all but 1 was legal; 2 sandies 12-14", stomache seemed soft and empty like they had dropped eggs recently; 1 black bass, about a lb; and 3 channel cats approx 5lb, 3lb and 12". All fish released.

Creek was thick with fry, saw a lot of minnows too - wonder if the fry are sandies?

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#12158876 - 03/26/17 05:57 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
Could be early spawning from up in the water treatment plant creek. Possibly where the fry come from. I see largemouth in that creek on beds early in the cooler months many times. Pecan creek on Lewisville has similar warmer water early spawn action too. I've caught spawning channel cats up there in February some years.
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#12159035 - 03/26/17 07:32 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4347
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
where is Denton creek?Is it Near Grapevine?

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#12159330 - 03/26/17 09:37 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
Tech03 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 1001
Loc: Argyle
I fished with Guber this morning. Caught four crappie and missed quite a few more. Nice meeting you Guber!

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#12161048 - 03/27/17 07:51 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
FishingGuber Offline
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Tech03 - was nice meeting you, glad I could give some advice!
Fishbonz - Denton creek feeds into Grapevine Lake. We were between 377 and 35W. Pop open google map, can see where it starts at the lake at trophy club. Lot of people park at 377 and fish around the bridge. If you like walking, can hike back to Henrietta hole.

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#12169172 - 04/01/17 08:38 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
Bumblebee488 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 24
Hey FishingGuber,I frequent denton creek during the run and usually do not run into more than a handful of keeper crappie! I usually get plenty of sand bass and generally fish within a mile of the hole. Am I too far up?

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#12169178 - 04/01/17 08:44 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4347
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: FishingGuber
Tech03 - was nice meeting you, glad I could give some advice!
Fishbonz - Denton creek feeds into Grapevine Lake. We were between 377 and 35W. Pop open google map, can see where it starts at the lake at trophy club. Lot of people park at 377 and fish around the bridge. If you like walking, can hike back to Henrietta hole.
Thanks a lot for the response FishingGuber I will check out Google map. thumb

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#12169224 - 04/01/17 09:11 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
FishingGuber Offline
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Registered: 06/05/15
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Went this morning again, water flowing good, slightly stained and fairly warm. Caught only 4 crappie and a warmouth. Still tons of minnows and fry but nothing chasing them.

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#12170040 - 04/02/17 12:41 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
AggieFisher15 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/27/14
Posts: 10
Loc: Richardson, Tx
A little over a mile walk to get to Henrietta? Is that about right or is there a closer place to park to it?

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#12181841 - 04/03/17 11:57 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: AggieFisher15]
Bumblebee488 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 24
Originally Posted By: AggieFisher15
A little over a mile walk to get to Henrietta? Is that about right or is there a closer place to park to it?

I'm not sure about the exact distance however there is no closer place to legally park. I believe it is about an hour to hour and a half walk.

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#12198345 - 04/13/17 06:15 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
prospec1 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/13
Posts: 103
Loc: Fort Worth
How long will they be running?

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#12208718 - 04/20/17 01:15 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
JrrttGd Offline
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Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Fort Worth
Thinking about heading out to check out the creek, has anybody been out there in the last few days?

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#12208832 - 04/20/17 02:14 PM Re: Denton Creek crappie [Re: FishingGuber]
bbqfan5909 Offline
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 6
Current is strong and muddy...more rain expected tomorrow won't help.

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