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#12827889 - 07/14/18 06:48 AM Where have they gone?
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 648
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i was doing very good last 2 weeks on the Vine with 2 limits .now iv only caught 4 short Crappie in 4 days??? hit 3 famous brush piles from mid lake to the dam. guess i need to try something diff! any ideas? using 1/8 oz jig and 2" plastic.


Edited by hawghoover (07/14/18 06:49 AM)

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#12827907 - 07/14/18 07:24 AM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
REDGUN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Edited by REDGUN (07/14/18 07:25 AM)

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#12827934 - 07/14/18 08:01 AM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: REDGUN]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
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Loc: Lewisville Tx
saw that,will have to give that a try.funny thing is thursday i caught a 12" crappie that had a 5" shad half way down its throat!
Originally Posted By: REDGUN

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#12828147 - 07/14/18 11:59 AM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
MilesHunter Offline
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Registered: 03/17/13
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Loc: Burleson, TX
I fished Grapevine on Thursday from 11 to 2:00pm. The fishing was tough and I had to move a lot but ended up with a decent mess of fish and a few hogs too! I’ve been doing well on a couple of rocky points bouncing the jig along the bottom like I’m bass fishing. I also caught several spotted bass while doing that which was kinda cool. PM sent
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#12828320 - 07/14/18 03:24 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Loc: CARROLLTON, TX, US
Probably haven't gone anywhere.

Guy and I fished this morning until 11:00 AM. The bite was off compared to last few days but we still managed to land 50 or so with about 15 nice keepers. 1/16 oz jigs worked best but had to fish 1/8 oz most of the time because of the wind. Still had the best luck on 1.25" slab bandit, White or Chart.

Very soft bite. If you haven't fished a lot lately you probably would not even know you got bit.

Pretty good bite on rocks in 9'-10'. Had to slowly fish right on the bottom. If you weren't losing jigs you were doing it wrong.
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#12828558 - 07/14/18 07:05 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 210
Loc: The Colony, TX
I tried your suggestion today Ernest and only managed a couple fish. My fish was shallow and was very subtle. My line went slack suddenly was the only indication I had a fish on. No thump on that one. Did get thumped a couple other times but still missed the hookset.

Sounds like i’m not the only one struggling right now so I can take heart in that. Only been targeting crappie within the last year. Lots to learn.

-Greg
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#12828629 - 07/14/18 08:09 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
DavisGuideService Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
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Loc: burleson
Go smaller! Ive been using handtied jigs(1/8 with #6 hook with very little chennile and feather) tipped with crappie nibble. if that doesnt work use a tiny minnow smile
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#12828884 - 07/15/18 08:04 AM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: DavisGuideService]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 210
Loc: The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: DavisGuideService
Go smaller! Ive been using handtied jigs(1/8 with #6 hook with very little chennile and feather) tipped with crappie nibble. if that doesnt work use a tiny minnow smile


That’s what Ernest suggested in another thread so I tied on a 1/8 black jighead with a small shad profile plastic. I ALWAYS use a crappie nibble now, because it gives a little more time for a hook up.

Might have to go with live minnows, although there was a boat with about 5 people yesterday and they were using live minnows but said they weren’t catching much either.

Thanks for the tip!
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#12829077 - 07/15/18 11:23 AM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
fishinman Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1712
Loc: Texas
Looks like they’ve gone to Roberts!

Good fishin’

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#12829145 - 07/15/18 01:05 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: Captain Yakker]
SlabbedSilly Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 541
Loc: Lubbock, TX


There seems to be a theme with these 1/8th oz baits with smaller hooks going on. Here I thought I had zero use for them..... grin

When things get tough, I'll catch a few shad and cut them into tiny pieces. I'll take a 1/32nd oz jig or smaller and tip it with the shad...works like a charm!

Great advice as usual Ernest.


Edited by SlabbedSilly (07/15/18 01:06 PM)
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#12829273 - 07/15/18 03:27 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13810
Loc: Irving, Texas
That’s gvine in a nutshell. Fish there can get super finicky. Minnows also help.
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#12829532 - 07/15/18 07:55 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
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Downsize is required on most lakes right now. On the Vine, downsize and move, move, move, and keep moving.
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#12829554 - 07/15/18 08:23 PM Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover]
HV Lurenut Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
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Loc: Highland Village
Hit the Vine this morning and finally went small mid morning. Just finished a nice dinner of fish Tacos for 5 with enough left overs for some lunch tomorrow. Bait that finally paid off was a 1/24oz head with a 1.25" sour grape Crazy Angler. Fished in brush about 20'-22'
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