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#12818439 - 07/06/18 01:23 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Crestliner Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/18/18
Posts: 7
Are all casting nets created equal or is there a specific kind you folks with experience recommend? You have convinced me to go buy one.

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#12818565 - 07/06/18 03:03 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
bronco71 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1546
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff

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#12818725 - 07/06/18 05:32 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
steveiam Offline
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 7932
Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
Originally Posted By: Crestliner
Are all casting nets created equal or is there a specific kind you folks with experience recommend? You have convinced me to go buy one.

No sir they are not created equal, but these kinds of cast net questions usually turn into Ford vs Chevy vs dodge arguments -
Like most everything else there are “better” nets out there for the “better” money-
I promise if someone says the 5ft net at Walmart works for them just fine, THEN someone else will then add that you should learn with a 7ft and not to waste your money on anything but a betts brand.
My advice if a friend ask is usually to just buy a cheaper net from academy and learn to throw it first, from 5-7 ft (you double the size of the net when it’s open)
And 7 ft is the largest legal size in Texas waters-
If you have trouble learning off of you tube post up in here and I would bet someone would be glad to meet you somewhere and help you, it’s not that hard, and you can learn in your yard or driveway or if you have a swimming pool even better-
After you learn to use one then you can upgrade and learn about the mesh size and pounds per inch and why those things matter
But absolutey start throwning a net, it will change some of your fishing experience in a good way-


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#12826259 - 07/12/18 06:00 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
bowhunter247 Offline
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Registered: 04/14/10
Posts: 241
Loc: Irving Texas
Stopped by the aerators as the sun was coming up this morning, they were off. Hope they turn me on again.
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#12826954 - 07/13/18 09:58 AM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Dan90210 ☮ Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 28468
Loc: Denton County
I have been sucking it up bank fishing for cats around Murrell Park even with fresh shad. Just no bites.

Been throwing a C-rig set up, a few shallow and a few deeper and just no luck.

Any tips yall can give? Feel like the spots I am fishing (the cliff areas just below the campsites) is not a good spot. Should I maybe move back into the coves and off the main lake?

Any tips appreciated. I did catch a 6.12lb large mouth on my cut bait last Friday from the bank there! ha ha. Not what I was looking for but was nice.
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#12827780 - 07/13/18 10:35 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 727
Loc: flower mound, tx
Twin Coves Park has stunk for three weeks, I was thinking about moving to min lake points from shore

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#12827811 - 07/13/18 11:16 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Dan90210 ☮ Online   content
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Yea Kyle I was able to get several large gizzard Shad this afternoon and fished main lake points near Merrell Park not a single bite in 4 hours
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#12827902 - 07/14/18 07:17 AM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Kyle Horn Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 727
Loc: flower mound, tx
Then what’s going on? I was doing ok on Santee rig with cut shad in back of twin cove on the park side. However all I am catching now is soft shell turtles. I haven’t caught one blue or Channell in 3 weeks. Where are the whiskers?

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#12828013 - 07/14/18 09:09 AM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
bowhunter247 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/14/10
Posts: 241
Loc: Irving Texas
With the little rain we had, they might of made a run towards the mouth of the river.

They will make their way back before too long.
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#12828688 - 07/14/18 09:41 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Dan90210 ☮ Online   content
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Same as before. This time went at sun up today.

Lucked into 4 large gizzards in one throw from the ramp...no other bait. Fished on main lake below Murrell park campsites for 5 hours not a nibble.

Had fresh cut bait in 5 to 18 feet and not even a turtle lol.

Tough!!

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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#12828772 - 07/14/18 11:56 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 727
Loc: flower mound, tx
I am gonna go out tomorrow night

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#12828797 - 07/15/18 01:53 AM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Ed-n-eddy Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/27/17
Posts: 179
Loc: Bedford (DFW), TX
Well, I managed a handful of box-cats Saturday evening, in spite of the chop. Worked 20-25 fow using Stubby's, off of Murrell park--the zone was at about one foot off the bottom. We switched to sandies because my little guy couldn't ignore the jumping shad--they hit on a Zara Spook knock-off and slabs. I'd post the picture, but (while legal) they were on the small side. The windward shore makes a difference, along with being able to try different techniques.
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#12829286 - 07/15/18 03:48 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Outfitter Nomore Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 490
Loc: Keller
Try the flat out in front of the old Catfish Hut [ The first cove west of Meadowmere ]. Start 10ft work out from there to the 25- 30 ft. Drift or anchor, Santee Cooper rig cut shad or chicken and dead red. Also further down where you see the bird houses from shore out to 30ft.Good Luck It has worked for me in the past.

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#12829368 - 07/15/18 05:43 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
Kyle Horn Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 727
Loc: flower mound, tx
Boat is in shop. Gonna shire fish from Murrell

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#12829574 - 07/15/18 08:45 PM Re: Advice for Grapevine Catfish [Re: Crestliner]
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 28468
Loc: Denton County
Let me know how it went Kyle.
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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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