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Saturday on the 'vine #13305864 10/09/19 12:23 AM
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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 frown
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.

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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.

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And here he is! A beautiful greenish Ghost Carp. Some friends dubbed him "Zorro" due to his big black "mask"

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Second fish of the day for me! Looked a bit rough around the edges

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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!

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Chris' wife Favi with her first Carp in some time

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Another average sized Grapevine Carp. They were fighting like hell though!

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Chris showing the cats some love, lol.

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Slight Helix pattern Buff for Chris

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Another for Favi! She was hammering the Bass and Sunfish as well with an ultralight.

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And another! She's getting just as addicted as Chris and I, a full Carp setup is in her future fish

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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.

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Great eating sized Blue!

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Gorgeous Buffalo! Grapevine is known for having both really pristine Buffalo and really Helix'd Buffalo. An interesting combination!

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I told you guys he was on the Buffs! They must be drawn to guys named Chris... grin

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First Common of the day for Chris!

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And another right after!

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Gorgeous Carp which was the biggest of the day at the time. 12lb 8oz.

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Chris with another Buff!

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Chris' 3rd Carp of the day

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Long, lean Carp which was the biggest of the day for us at 15 and a half pounds

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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!

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And finally the last one of the day, a bit deformed but otherwise healthy.


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
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Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13305956 10/09/19 01:38 AM
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Looks like a fun time fishing. Thanks

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13306091 10/09/19 04:31 AM
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Awesome post and some super fish. Good job to all! bow_down




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Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13306099 10/09/19 05:05 AM
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That is quite a day of fishing.
Several nice fish in there.
Must have been really fun.
Great job.

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13306170 10/09/19 12:02 PM
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One FANTASTIC post and some very nice fish! Good job to all the anglers! As already been stated above. You are a "Fish Catching Machine"! Thanks for sharing the catches! woot

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13306718 10/09/19 09:05 PM
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Man y’all had a great day. Congrats to all !!!

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: Laker One] #13307092 10/10/19 05:18 AM
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Thanks jippedgenes, Banker, Ocelot, Laker, and Dwight! It certainly was a blast. cheers
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As already been stated above. You are a "Fish Catching Machine"! Thanks for sharing the catches! woot

Thank ya both! I try my best fish


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
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That looks like a very nice day. It is interesting to me how you get local variations in the fish. It looks like several of those fish had a hint of the black mask. In one area I fish, about every 10th fish has a white nose. Love those carp and buffalo.

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Looks like fantasic day! Nice pics! cheers

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: Osbornfishing] #13310606 10/13/19 11:27 PM
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Thanks Osborn and Laker!

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That looks like a very nice day. It is interesting to me how you get local variations in the fish. It looks like several of those fish had a hint of the black mask. In one area I fish, about every 10th fish has a white nose. Love those carp and buffalo.


There definitely seem to be different strains of Carp and Buffalo depending upon where you're fishing. I've seen variations in size (of course), color, shape, and even strength! It'd be cool to see if there are any genetic differences that cause those traits.


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Congrats. to all for a awesome day. cheers

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13311953 10/15/19 01:55 AM
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Thanks pop! Was definitely a great day on the bank banana


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13331061 11/03/19 03:01 PM
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coolphotos Awesome fish.

Re: Saturday on the 'vine [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13333927 11/06/19 04:31 PM
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those are some awesome catches


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Very cool! I have had good luck fishing those marinas in winter for some nice buffs as well.

They are light biters! Can be tricky to stick them but looks like yall got it down.


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