Went out with Chris and his wife this Saturday to Grapevine to try and catch a few more fish before the tournament this weekend. Fish were crashing constantly, but seemed to be near the surface of the water. Unfortunately I had only brought tackle to target them on the bottom
Thankfully we still eeked out a decent amount of fish! Almost all of them came in super close to the bank, the trick of the day was just to swing the bait out roughly 5-10ft.
The spot - got there a bit early so I was keeping a good looking fish in the retention sling you see off to the left for photos.
And here he is! A beautiful greenish Ghost Carp. Some friends dubbed him "Zorro" due to his big black "mask"
Second fish of the day for me! Looked a bit rough around the edges
Chris with his first - a decent size Buffalo! For whatever reason he would go on to catch all the Buffs and I ended up with only Carp, even though we were fishing literally right next to each other!
Chris' wife Favi with her first Carp in some time
Another average sized Grapevine Carp. They were fighting like hell though!
Chris showing the cats some love, lol.
Slight Helix pattern Buff for Chris
Another for Favi! She was hammering the Bass and Sunfish as well with an ultralight.
And another! She's getting just as addicted as Chris and I, a full Carp setup is in her future
Normally I release all the little guys without photos but I've been feeling generous as of late! Typically I'll just unhook them in the water just like I was doing here and then let 'em go.
Great eating sized Blue!
Gorgeous Buffalo! Grapevine is known for having both really pristine Buffalo and really Helix'd Buffalo. An interesting combination!
I told you guys he was on the Buffs! They must be drawn to guys named Chris...
First Common of the day for Chris!
And another right after!
Gorgeous Carp which was the biggest of the day at the time. 12lb 8oz.
Chris with another Buff!
Chris' 3rd Carp of the day
Long, lean Carp which was the biggest of the day for us at 15 and a half pounds
Recreating a bit of TFF history here with this pose! If they don't put that dorsal up for you you've got to get it up yourself!
And finally the last one of the day, a bit deformed but otherwise healthy.