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Denton Creek (Grapevine) #13458383 03/03/20 03:17 AM
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Been going up every week for the last month. You can catch a straggler just below Henrietta hole but that's it. Did catch a limit today but had to come down and work. Didn't catch a single fish on a jig today, every fish caught was on a tiny trap. Have to fish the edges where their is no current. Still early, saw a guide yesterday at TC ramp with limits of nice fish. The spot below is where I found them, go down from here and work the slow moving water..

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Some poeple like to help their fellow anglers, that's all. Try it you might feel better about yourself. thumb

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He has tried it. So have I. All you will feel is sorry after 100 + people are fishing those spots you’ll never be able to get again and leaving piles of trash and discarded line behind to boot. That’s not even counting the sorry sob’s that read this stuff and go out in the wee hours with cast nets and clean house. Nothing good has come from giving away spots in the internet age. You’re not just helping the few fellow anglers who ask or post. You’re also helping the multitude who just view the info. That’s why we use private messages when we want to help a fellow angler.

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Originally Posted by Flip-n-go
Some poeple like to help their fellow anglers, that's all. Try it you might feel better about yourself. thumb

Go back through my posts and let’s see who has helped out more people. Bassman is right.



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Re: Denton Creek (Grapevine) [Re: prosise] #13458559 03/03/20 01:04 PM
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fishin'aholic2 helps. He has given me tips. I don't expect him to give me his exact locations that he worked hard to find himself.


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Thanks for posting

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Ridiculous. Why post this? This is how spots are ruined. If you want to tell someone, tell them personally.

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This post isn't for any of you who are posting all the non-sense. This is for the people who want to take their kids out and wet a line. I am still responding to instant messages, give me some time. God Bless all..

If you saw last years info I shared all the way to the flood.

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Originally Posted by prosise
This post isn't for any of you who are posting all the non-sense. This is for the people who want to take their kids out and wet a line. I am still responding to instant messages, give me some time. God Bless all..

If you saw last years info I shared all the way to the flood.

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We’re not posting nonsense. People find these threads and flock to the spots posted, and those viewing this aren’t limited to those you want to see it. 553 view in 29 hours.

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Will never understand posting that the fish are biting with a map.

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White bass spawning up creeks is a top secret?

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Originally Posted by Piscivore
White bass spawning up creeks is a top secret?


Who said that? No one.

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I know where the duck hunters come to complain about lake namers when the season is over.....

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I know where the duck hunters come to complain about lake namers when the season is over.....


hah! Busted. That's exactly right! At least on THF the threads get deleted...

Re: Denton Creek (Grapevine) [Re: prosise] #13460134 03/04/20 06:09 PM
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Thx for the Instant messages. Responded to all. Will keep you updated, rain is going to mix it up a bit.. walkers, beware poison ivy is heavy.. poison oak not so bad. If you stay on trail you should be ok, I walked edge of west from 377 almost to trophy club launch and was work. Had to cross many streams over waist deep. Neutra (river rats) are thick as mosquitos so be careful down by trophy club if you are on the bank. Up stream is just work fighting the brush and mud. Remember this is federal land so no concealed carry, and I would expect a visit by game warden.. They are spot checking this YR..

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There was guy that use to post these type of threads all the time and it really rubbed some people the wrong way. All the sudden he quit posting the reports and videos. Rumor has it someone vandalized his truck at a local fishing spot.

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Originally Posted by prosise
Thx for the Instant messages. Responded to all. Will keep you updated, rain is going to mix it up a bit.. walkers, beware poison ivy is heavy.. poison oak not so bad. If you stay on trail you should be ok, I walked edge of west from 377 almost to trophy club launch and was work. Had to cross many streams over waist deep. Neutra (river rats) are thick as mosquitos so be careful down by trophy club if you are on the bank. Up stream is just work fighting the brush and mud. Remember this is federal land so no concealed carry, and I would expect a visit by game warden.. They are spot checking this YR..

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Anyone been up the creek in the last couple of days?

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My buddy is heading back down creek now. Water looks like chocolate milk, rose a lil bit & got only 4. He said the distance he’d went Sunday he would have had a limit. Looks like the rain screwed them up.....

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My buddy is heading back down creek now. Water looks like chocolate milk, rose a lil bit & got only 4. He said the distance he’d went Sunday he would have had a limit. Looks like the rain screwed them up.....


Do you know how far up he ran? it seems like they pushed farther up

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The complaints posted on here have a sense of legitimacy. I posted several years ago about a red hot creek not only loaded with 2 lb plus sandies, but about as scenic as it gets in north texas. No bank trash, pristine water, and lord the fish! Well almost instantly, I started getting pm's from land owners, why? Trash, torn down fences, cattle gates left open, Trash, cars and trucks driving through land AND leaving gates open, you get the picture. End Result? Reinforced gates with chains and padlocks, Giant POSTED NO TRESPASSING signs, stepped up patrols by county sheriffs and game wardens. It got swarmed! End result is that to get to the prime sandie spawn pools, about only way to get there is to go upstream by boat, beach it at the rapids, and either wade up or do your best impression of a mountain goat along the shoreline. Damn shame. The few who knew about it could easily get there by parking on side of road, and walking through the pastures etc. The land owners are not ogres. Those folks for the most part respected the land owners' property and the beauty of the setting. Once i thought i was doing fellow fishermen a favor, the ne'er do wells took full advantage,

So sad!

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Got a report that was good. They also got their butts kicked with jigs, but after changing to a tiny trap and bumping the rocks they did really good. No big females, and I havn't seen any big ones up there, will be a month I think. Water stained but they are there, just down a bit... No luck way up. We always bring a 5 gallon bucket of trash out regardless of the time of year in the creek.. Dern floods really bring down some massive amounts of trash, and the log jam at the bend is massive.. Water came up about 8 inches so it should get better IMO.. Will be out there next few days..

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Originally Posted by Bentman63
fishin'aholic2 helps. He has given me tips. I don't expect him to give me his exact locations that he worked hard to find himself.


PM sent did you get it?

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fishin'aholic2 helps. He has given me tips. I don't expect him to give me his exact locations that he worked hard to find himself.


PM sent did you get it?


I didn’t roflmao
Any of the better fish climbing the mountain?

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Fishing is good. Son had a great time and caught his first Crappie. Just finished chopping scallions for the fish. Three limits of sandbass plus some good Crappie. Stayed in the same area as before, fish are up and below the area I described last week. Several boats limited out very quickly upward. Water looks good and probably 8-10 inches higher than last week.. note: one monster female and many smaller females caught/released.
Fish are stacked next to any fallen tree we fished.. Crappie were hugging the edges of slow moving water..
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Thanks for the update. I’ll be there tomorrow to try and get a few.

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Prosie, thanks for the update. Is there anywhere to put in a kayak? I have heard you can at Trophy Club, but thought that may be too long of a paddle to get to the fish. Any input on that?

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If you have a 4 wheel drive there is a road that goes below. 377 bridge. Take cowboy drive and when you cross the railroad tracks take the road to the left. There is a mud spot that is impassable with a 2wd truck. The darn hill seems to always weap water so there is always a darn mud hole. This will save about 4 miles of rowing. If you have a day you can put in at i35 and paddle down to 377 bridge. There is good fishing from 377 up to Henrietta hole right now..

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Thanks I appreciate the info. I do have a good 4wd. I guess I could put in on 377 at the bridge and just park in the big lot. I've never launched there, but I assume it's doable. I'll look on the map for Cowboy drive...Thanks again

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Prosise, I found what you are talking about. Nice, I'll be hitting it with my daughter, thanks!

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There is a area below the bridge that you can park at, but it might be safer to park at the bike path parking across the street if you are worried about vandalism. I haven't heard of anyone having trouble. I have front and rear 1080p dashcams which will identify anything needed in court. Be safe, get those kids outside, and God Bless. I do see roanoke and flowermound police in the bike path (knob hill) parking lot several times a day.

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Originally Posted by prosise
If you have a 4 wheel drive there is a road that goes below. 377 bridge. Take cowboy drive and when you cross the railroad tracks take the road to the left. There is a mud spot that is impassable with a 2wd truck. The darn hill seems to always weap water so there is always a darn mud hole. This will save about 4 miles of rowing. If you have a day you can put in at i35 and paddle down to 377 bridge. There is good fishing from 377 up to Henrietta hole right now..


The GW has made it clear to not park under the bridge, I’ve seen him warn a few but will more than likely start writing tickets

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Me and my Son went above Henrietta Hole about 1 mile @ 830am: Location above. Nothing here, worked every hole downward until we came to the bend just above the Hole and caught a nice Crappie. HERE:Above Hole. No Sandbass caught above & in the Hole. Came down a skosh to here and caught one nice Crappie Here: Lone Stick where there was a lone stick poking out of the water. Worked down and caught a few with the tiny trap @ here: Lone tree . Dragging the tiny trap on the rocks middle of the creek just above the step picked up @ 5 sandies. From the next bend down you can catch solid fish but its spotty. With the bright moon the morning bite is good and the evening bite is good but the rest of the day you are going to work. In my opinion I wouldnt go up in the day. From here: Long Stretch down the morning bite is going to be the best (currently). But I would honestly stay in the spot I pinpointed on the first post because we worked all the way here and caught 20 solid fish. We left before the evening bite. I did catch a few fish on a jig today, but the rest were bumping the bottom with the tiny trap. We pulled up to the spot I referenced earlier and there was a bass boat working the spot with jigs. They left and we fished the same spot with a trap and caught 20. We did not go down from there but we did see boats catching fish down from us. This step Prop Scar is tricky. Saw a boat grind a prop all the way thru. Do not know what he was thinking other than he was digging a trench with his motor.. It was really bad seeing him dig his way thru the rocks. When you go up the step, you need to hug the tree because its deepest closest to the tree.. I wish I would have recorded the prop polishing. Anyhoo, long story short I would not go up at this point, its too early. In two weeks it might be worth it but stay @ the location pinpointed last week and you will catch fish.. The moon is affecting the bite at this point. Take care and have fun.. We kept 3 chunk Crappie, and released 68 sandies today..

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If you have a 4 wheel drive there is a road that goes below. 377 bridge. Take cowboy drive and when you cross the railroad tracks take the road to the left. There is a mud spot that is impassable with a 2wd truck. The darn hill seems to always weap water so there is always a darn mud hole. This will save about 4 miles of rowing. If you have a day you can put in at i35 and paddle down to 377 bridge. There is good fishing from 377 up to Henrietta hole right now..


The GW has made it clear to not park under the bridge, I’ve seen him warn a few but will more than likely start writing tickets

That is good to know. I have never been there, dern mud hole kicks my butt..

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Not a moon issue.... we need more flow=need rain


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Not a moon issue.... we need more flow=need rain

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Just checked 10 day weather forecast and you certainly got what you wanted.. Wicked Wx..

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. . . its too early . . . released 68 sandies . . .


Just a grindingly-slow, 70-fish day.

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Just a grindingly-slow, 70-fish day.


Yes it was fun, but it was 8 hours of fishing.

Met some nice people, ran into a guy who had a nasty wind knot about 8am. Mason brought extra 6lb braided line so we got him re-spooled with line. Thx Justin, that was a good trade. All we asked was that if he saw any trash on his way out he would pack it out. He was fishing the early morning bite at the water treatment outlet creek and he had a mess of fish. No water flow in the AM, but notice water discharge at 1pm on the way down. But it was slow up the creek. Males are oozing for sure..
Interesting thing that we noticed. While cleaning fish we checked the stomachs of the sandbass on monday, and the three Crappie yesterday. They are not getting much to eat. Just a few very small minnows @ 3/4"inch long seen in some. Most stomachs are empty. Would encourage others to do the same and see if their stomachs are empty. I dont fish live bait, but minnows would be poison for sure. Was really good to see parents with their kids out. Some precious memories made for some.

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How is everyone expecting this rainy week to affect the fishing? I think some more current will help a lot, but I think this is going to slow down the fishing for a week or two post rain.

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Originally Posted by dfwbassin
How is everyone expecting this rainy week to affect the fishing? I think some more current will help a lot, but I think this is going to slow down the fishing for a week or two post rain.

I would switch it up and grab my catfish rods and fish my local flooded creek!


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How is everyone expecting this rainy week to affect the fishing? I think some more current will help a lot, but I think this is going to slow down the fishing for a week or two post rain.

I would switch it up and grab my catfish rods and fish my local flooded creek!


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I saw three fly fisherman.. Two below Henrietta hole in the nice pool below the step, and another a half mile down. Nice to see a fly rod.. My son wants to fly fish, taught him to cast with yarn.. I need a lighter setup to get him going. Thanks for sharing..

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My son wants to fly fish, taught him to cast with yarn. I need a lighter setup to get him going.


Fiberglass is fun, not so fragile, and you have solid options in new and vintage that will handle lines big enough to throw what you need while still bending for an 11-inch fish.

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Going crazy sitting around the house. What do y'all think, any point in taking the yak to DC today?

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Tell everyone you’re working on your social-distancing like the CDC recommends. roflmao
Though the river is much higher after the weekend rain.


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Originally Posted by NicRyan
Going crazy sitting around the house. What do y'all think, any point in taking the yak to DC today?


If you like white water rafting. Elizabeth creek was about 6 feet from touching the bottom of 114 bridge when i was driving to work this morning.

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Going crazy sitting around the house. What do y'all think, any point in taking the yak to DC today?

This can’t be a serious question. Creek is only 10 ft high. I say go for it lol



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Thought I could get some white water boating in 😉

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Yep monday it was flowing fast at trophy club park boatramp, was surprised that we had that much rain overnight.. Me and mason went for crappie, and ended up catching some really nice catfish with shad on 8 lb line. Had several try to spool the reel, so had to break off. Tuesday it slowed down and not much current at the mouth of the lake, not one bite.. Tuesday night we had @ 1.25" rain in our area but I think we had more up-stream. Wed the creek was another 4-5 feet higher. While catching shad at TC boat ramp we caught prob 12 keeper size sandbass in the cast net. Yes they were released.. Just to the right of the ramp in the grass there is plenty of shad.. Upgraded tackle for heavier fish, went to the mouth of the lake and caught 3 nice cats.. Son caught a fish which could be his PB in the catfish class. heavy action spinning rod with 30lb braided.. Thinking its @ 40ish.. All three released, freezer is full.. Caught these in @ 2 hours, from 3-5pm yesterday 3-18-20 in the canoe. Have video of the fight with the big cat, will post when I have it rendered. You can launch a boat from the road right now, and will be under water soon.. As long as there is current and you have shad hold on... Only fishing about 20 ft past the brushline when lake is at normal level.. There is sand bass at the TC ramp hiding out in the calm water at the edges..

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Monday fish caught on 8lb test & light action spinning. These were added to the freezer.. [Linked Image]

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Short Version: Short & sweet.. Short Version Link

This is the long version video from Wed.. Left all the material in so just fast forward thru the video to 6:24 for the big cat clip. It was fun to watch, when I was reeling in my line it looped around his line. I cut my line off so it wouldn't mess with him landing the fish.. I was speechless afterward, and was in complete peace seeing him catch such a nice fish.. Hope you enjoy.. Video is on Vimeo no password at the moment.. VIMEO Link

He is my right hand for sure..

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Now that's a fishing report! Thank you for furthering the sport, great job!

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That's awesome!

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Lake up @ 10 ft from 1 week ago. Dragged canoe down hill from TC park entrance which was closed. Putted around to the back road of the park which is under water. Shad are on the road area, but its work. Only 2 catfish,no crappie, or sandbass. Water is very high with much debris along shorelines. Saw many people out today, no current seen out at the mouth of the lake.. Going up the creek tomorrow to look around...

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Ya, the shad were tough. Did see you yesterday too.


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Can you guys send some of that extra water down to the San Antonio area?
Canyon and/or Medina will take whatever you can spare.


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3-24-20 info.. Parked at TC park entrance and dragged canoe down to the water. Putted around to the boat ramp to catch bait. Shad harder to find since water is over the banks. Got lucky and scored a dozen on one throw . Cannot see any current at the ramp as the water is migrating over such a wide area, but there is still much incoming water. No good on Crappie or sandbass anywhere down by the park. Went up about 2 miles torwards the 377 bridge, when we could see current we tried for some catfish and scored some small fish. Anywhere we saw gar we didn't get any bites.. Saw one boat going up for crappie but didn't see them come back down. Debris, logs, and trash pretty bad. Careful with boating up there. Most is drifting and as the wind changes, moves with the wind.. Saw a Bald Eagle which was very cool.. Didn't realize how big they actually are.. Heard that Texas Parks and Wildlife are closing many facilities, and parks. No cash use allowed, only self pay stations to be used. Haven't found solid info on individual lakes. TC park is closed, only foot traffic going in/out. Fishing not good enough to venture into the park anyway. Will update when flow settles down in a week. Jug lines, and catfish prob best for now.. water color looks real good at the mouth of the lake, semi-clearish brown tint. The land from TC park to the Beach (main lake) covered, water temp coming up quickly. Bass are hugging trees, timber. Did well on small largemouth males in this area. Using small brush hog (watermelon). No visual beds seen, but it will not be long..
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Me and Mason did some social distancing today. Launched at the first bridge north of Tractor supply in Roanoke. The water is flowing below this bridge, level is prob 12 feet higher than it was two weeks ago. We went about 2 miles above Henrietta Hole, and then fished every spot down to the Hole. Nothing but gar seen, no bites.
There is some current coming down Denton creek, at Henrietta Hole the south creek (Elizabeth Creek) is much clearer. At the hole you can see the waters join, Elizabeth Creek is typically too shallow and I have never gone up this branch. The clarity looks real good, did catch some small perch up in the creek but nothing else. We fished about 1 mile up the south creek (Elizabeth Creek) but nothing caught but some perch (small jigs doodle socking timber). We worked nearly every spot that is typically good down to the 377 bridge, nothing caught except a Spot Tail Gar. With the water so high it is tough working the edges. The vines and thorn bushes will reach out and grab your bait, and I am typically used to working the bottom (gravel) with a jig or tiny trap. Taught my son how to catch gar on a 2 Liter Bottle (jug line). Gar video About 1 mile above the 377 bridge the Gar were rolling heavily, with some 50lb line, a 2 liter bottle, and a shad we caught one in about 5 minutes. It was really fun seeing the gar pull the bottle around the creek. There are some large Alligator gar (4ish feet long) which I was hoping to get.
Caught shad under the 377 bridge (Denton Creek), the road which you can typically drive on is covered about 2-4 feet of water and this is the only spot we caught shad. Waded around and threw the cast net . Around the railroad pillars there is some long weeds, the larger 3-4" shad are in this area.. Also caught shad standing on the concrete downward area below the bridge. With the water being so high the creek is really deep, there is no steps at all. You could run a yacht, pleasure boat, or pontoon boat 2 miles above the Hole and not worry about hitting anything. You could go way above this but we were not going to go up further as I was not feeling that the fish were above this area.
We ended up at the mouth of the creek we launched at, the big log jam is a monster Log Jam. Crappie are there but not hot yet.. Still seeing many many gar, and this sight sums up the that spot. Unless your doodle socking crappie on a log jam you can keep moving. Picked up a body cam which I used today for fishing, worked well. Spent 9 hours in social distance mode on the creek and it was nice. Heard a massive crash on 377 at 7pm, road was shut down when we dragged the canoe out at 730ish. Will hit the creek next week, moon will be full and bite will start to get strong soon.. There is visible current going down denton creek, and the creek that goes under the bridge south of the bridge at 377(denton creek). We caught two 5ish pound catfish on shad here bottom is silted Short Cut Ceek. Will probably be taking the Champion up the creek next week, debris up the creek is clear and didn't see anything that concerned me.. Main lake is more of a problem than the creek at this point.. Didn't see anyone. Did locate two articles stating fishing was ok for shelter in place for Denton county. Family only, adhering to social distancing..

(Day before)We Stopped at he I-35 bridge (Denton Creek) yesterday and it looks like there is a bit more flow than normal, slightly stained. Water looks really good considering the amount of rain we have received. In a couple of weeks it will look even better.

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Me and Mason did some social distancing today. Launched at the first bridge north of Tractor supply in Roanoke. The water is flowing below this bridge, level is prob 12 feet higher than it was two weeks ago. We went about 2 miles above Henrietta Hole, and then fished every spot down to the Hole. Nothing but gar seen, no bites.
Taught my son how to catch gar on a 2 Liter Bottle (jug line). Gar video About 1 mile above the 377 bridge the Gar were rolling heavily, with some 50lb line, a 2 liter bottle, and a shad we caught one in about 5 minutes. It was really fun seeing the gar pull the bottle around the creek. There are some large Alligator gar (4ish feet long) which I was hoping to get.


(Day before)We Stopped at he I-35 bridge (Denton Creek) yesterday and it looks like there is a bit more flow than normal, slightly stained. Water looks really good considering the amount of rain we have received. In a couple of weeks it will look even better.


Enjoyed the short Gar video and the look on your son's face when he jumped.

Canoeing down a river or creek is such a fun way to enjoy the outdoors.



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Fun day social distancing on the Creek.. Level looks like it dropped @ 10", not as much flow. color on the water is good, but the water is cold. Saw a boat up and they were having trouble like us. He said the water was 55 degrees, so I "think" they are down. We caught good shad at the 377 bridge, but it was work. Finally near the train pillars you will see a log jam, one cast supplied Mason bait for the day.. Went up from the 377 bridge and hit a couple spots with no luck. Putted up to Here: Spot below Hole . I fished for sandies & crappie and Mason cat fished. He caught 3 cats and one was a big Girl, I got my butt kicked again. All fish released, will post a video soon. "loved every minute of it.." One sandbass caught along the edge on a jig at the location on the map hugging the bank. Not used to this deep creek water, when the water warms up a skosh we are going to go way up.. Boat that we saw fished Elizabeth creek and said it was not any good.. Water looks good, but not worth going to the creek to fish.. If Mason keeps it up I may have to get him a login and have him put info on the forum in the catfish threads.. Cats were caught using shad along the edge in about 5 feet of water, think the creek is over 20 easily in some spots. Mosquitos are bad down by the bridges near foliage. Get some Deet or OFF for sure..

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