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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Justin DuBose] #12776659
06/01/18 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: Justin DuBose
Originally Posted By: Jigger
Throw finesse worms on shaky head or drop shot. In general points or rocky areas are the key. I’ll be happy to show you around out there sometime. PM me & we can coordinate.


If you can't find time to go with Jigger, I will be more than happy to show you around the lake. I'm limited to Sundays and Mondays. You can PM me your number to shoot me a text. I keep my boat at Jigger's house smile


Sorry I forgot to reply to Jigger. I'd be happy to meet up with him and or you Justin. That would be fun.
I'll PM.

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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Justin DuBose] #12776668
06/01/18 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: Justin DuBose
Originally Posted By: Jigger
Throw finesse worms on shaky head or drop shot. In general points or rocky areas are the key. I’ll be happy to show you around out there sometime. PM me & we can coordinate.


If you can't find time to go with Jigger, I will be more than happy to show you around the lake. I'm limited to Sundays and Mondays. You can PM me your number to shoot me a text. I keep my boat at Jigger's house smile


Good man, JD!


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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12776677
06/01/18 04:51 PM
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Try a shallow running crankbait off rocky banks and points.


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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12776810
06/01/18 06:35 PM
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Sent u a pm

Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12776878
06/01/18 07:12 PM
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Superb topwater bite the last couple of weekends too. Been fishing from 5am till about noon





Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12776929
06/01/18 08:01 PM
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When Monte Coon and I used to fish the Wednesday night tournament on Grapevine, our go to when it was slow was a 7" Texas rigged Blue Fleck Power Worm. Yes, it was a confidence bait for us, but it's also an old school bait that has been producing for years.


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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12781006
06/05/18 04:04 PM
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Went out again yesterday evening again. Was a little cooler so water temp started off at 82 at 7 and continued to drop.

And dude I was so stoked to get 3 fish. Two SM and a catfish. Giddy as a school girl in fact! I actually got all three on three consecutive casts. Also lost two fish earlier.

This one was obviously my personal best SM. Not sure how much it weighed, I need to buy a scale. But it was a fat sucker.





Sticking with one technique still, because I want to learn it well and gain confidence in it.
Same rig: Medium light 7' spinning rod with Triline XT 6lbs, and a Berkley 7" tequila sunrise Texas rigged with a 4/0 worm hook. (not EWG).

I just find a shoreline I like, cast parallel to the shore, let it sit for 30ish seconds, and slooowly and methodically lift the line and sweep it in 1 or 2 feet at a time. Paying attention to every little bump I feel on the bottom. Loose a few rigs that way but plastics and worm hooks are cheap. Plus not using a leader so re-rigging over and over is not a big deal.

Last edited by Manther; 06/05/18 04:12 PM.
Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12781060
06/05/18 04:44 PM
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Nice largemouth.



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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Chris B] #12781140
06/05/18 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Nice largemouth.

Thank you.
Is that a LM I thought it was small because of the one fin on the back. Still working on my identifications.

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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12781151
06/05/18 05:33 PM
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Yep, both largemouth.



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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12781426
06/05/18 09:06 PM
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Keep grinding dude..it took me years to figure out my home lake. Some days it's fire and some days it's cold as ice..either way your out doing what you want to be doing and that's what it's all about!


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Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Manther] #12781529
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Nice catch finally! You'll get it figured out. Largemouth and smallmouth are really easy to tell apart once you've seen a couple. Be careful with that 6lb test, this is Texas and you're gonna set yourself up for heart break.

Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12781569
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Originally Posted By: Brutaldudeski
Nice catch finally! You'll get it figured out. Largemouth and smallmouth are really easy to tell apart once you've seen a couple. Be careful with that 6lb test, this is Texas and you're gonna set yourself up for heart break.


Agree. I dont use anything less than 12lb floro

Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: dreamweaver96] #12781771
06/06/18 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: dreamweaver96
Originally Posted By: Brutaldudeski
Nice catch finally! You'll get it figured out. Largemouth and smallmouth are really easy to tell apart once you've seen a couple. Be careful with that 6lb test, this is Texas and you're gonna set yourself up for heart break.


Agree. I dont use anything less than 12lb floro


I don't use anything less than 20

Re: Grapevine Newb [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782234
06/06/18 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Brutaldudeski
Nice catch finally! You'll get it figured out. Largemouth and smallmouth are really easy to tell apart once you've seen a couple. Be careful with that 6lb test, this is Texas and you're gonna set yourself up for heart break.


Ok can you kinda explain that further? You mean Texas has lots of structure the fish can break my line off in?


I went with such light line cause I'm teaching myself how to feel everything. I could go back to 10lbs braid with an 8 lb flouro leader again. Which should still have a lot of feel. And TBH I'm getting sick of the line twist.

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