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#12296030 - 06/15/17 03:18 PM Where are the smallmouth biting
pdawg Offline
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Registered: 11/15/16
Posts: 43
Loc: Decatur, TX
Just curious if anyone has been having any luck with smallmouth at Bridgeport , Texoma, or Grapevine. Would love to go smallie fishing somewhere soon. popcorn popcorn

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#12296047 - 06/15/17 03:33 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1062
Loc: Alvord,tx
Best bet is texoma. Bridgeport just luck into them. No idea about grapevine.
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#12296072 - 06/15/17 03:50 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
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I thought about trying to take a few days off and heading out for 2-3 days and chase Smallmouth also. I thought about Texoma and Murry. I wouldn't know anywhere else. But I know little about fishing for smallmouth, but something I want to do.

I've chased them on Brokenbow once and didnt do any good, but it was bad hot in August.
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#12296093 - 06/15/17 04:02 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Murry is the closest "non [censored] shoot" for smallies from the DFW area. Devils or Pecos Rivers are are best smallmouth fisheries in Texas...period! Go figure: way north or way south! Belton is the best reservoir in Texas to possibly "expect" smallies within the state, IMHO. Good luck!
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#12296161 - 06/15/17 04:40 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Alvord,tx
Can catch a ton at Murray but better chance for quality at Texoma probably
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#12296235 - 06/15/17 05:38 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
RedEar12 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/15
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#12296339 - 06/15/17 06:58 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
pdawg Offline
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Registered: 11/15/16
Posts: 43
Loc: Decatur, TX
I was thinking Texoma myself, but I'm with Billy Blazer on his thoughts of not knowing much about them. Caught one at Squaw Creek along time ago and that rascal had more fight than any black I have caught. popcorn

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#12296574 - 06/15/17 09:58 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
yellow Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 1066
Loc: Miami
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#12296615 - 06/15/17 10:24 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
James Biggs Offline
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Loc: DFW area
Caught a few on grapevine today c-rig 15-25'
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#12296766 - 06/16/17 06:34 AM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: 361V]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1558
Loc: Denton
Originally Posted By: 361V
Murry is the closest "non [censored] shoot" for smallies from the DFW area. Devils or Pecos Rivers are are best smallmouth fisheries in Texas...period! Go figure: way north or way south! Belton is the best reservoir in Texas to possibly "expect" smallies within the state, IMHO. Good luck!


Just spent a week paddling the Pecos and did not catch one small mouth. I was surprised, I caught a ton on the Devils last time I was there but none on the Pecos. We caught quite a few nice large mouth.

Around here I would go to Texoma and fish jerk baits, crank baits, and top waters close to the bluff walls if you want a good chance at catching smallies.
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#12296871 - 06/16/17 08:13 AM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
JCG57 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 1166
Loc: DFW
The most I have caught in a day was on a float on the Elk River in Missouri, just north of Arkansas state line. The largest I have caught were a bit farther north: Green Bay on Lake Michigan (the bay, not the city).

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#12297554 - 06/16/17 02:28 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
ispdnxs Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 7
I was on them a few weeks ago on Grapevine. Caught twelve in about 4 hours with the biggest at just under 21".





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#12297582 - 06/16/17 02:41 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: pdawg]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4198
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
I caught a few on Texoma last weekend but I wasn't targeting them specifically
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#12297737 - 06/16/17 04:39 PM Re: Where are the smallmouth biting [Re: ispdnxs]
TxDanFishMan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 372
Loc: Keller, Texas
Originally Posted By: ispdnxs
I was on them a few weeks ago on Grapevine. Caught twelve in about 4 hours with the biggest at just under 21".





That's a really nice looking fish.
I rarely heard anyone catch more than one or two on a trip at the Vine so you were definitely on them. Thanks for sharing. cheers
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