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Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13595219 06/15/20 01:36 PM
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Found the sandbass out in 22ft of water yesterday..  The long point that goes (Murrell park) out about 500 yards if you look at a topo map of the lake. The point is the one at the entrance of the small private dock cove. Flat out killed em, kept some big ones for eating.  Was slow locating them and then dialed in on them at about 2pm.  Jigging worked ok, but casting a jig as far as you can, then bumping it along and then three fast cranks was magic. We were going to keep about 6 for dinner, but little [censored] kept adding to the well. Prob caught 150ish.. Slowed down around 730ish. We were anchored, going to splurge on a spot lock trolling motor in the near future..
At 6pm a father and son practically drove up to us, I waved him over to the side of us about 30 yards.  They said I was sitting on top of their waypoint.  Had a good visit with a very nice man, and his son.   Mason landed a 14.5lb buffalo on light line which was snagged.  Fun day with many boats out on the water.  When we came in there was at least 100 patrons at big daddys restaurant, all on the dock eating shoulder to shoulder..  What the hell!  Will be more people getting sick..   


Mason threw the Mckraken 10 lure rod and landed 5 fish on the first cast.. Mason is a fish cleaning machine with a fillet knife and glove..

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Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: prosise] #13595301 06/15/20 02:42 PM
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Yep that's the spot that has been producing. Varies from day to day, but you just scan the area till you find them.
Wish I had a fish cleaner like that.

Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13595378 06/15/20 03:43 PM
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Sounds like good days on the water for both of you. Is Murrell park open again? My brother and his kids will be in town so we will probably hit GV from the bank this weekend.

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Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13595462 06/15/20 04:51 PM
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Thjnk so, many people on the shoreline. We launched at farris branch
Yesterday, dove today. At the beach letting Mason swim for a bit. Will be heading down in about 10 minutes...

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Slower today than yesterday but got good near sunset on spoons.. caught some good cats on spoons today. Several over 5lbs which were fun. Same spot way out in the lake. Found some schooling mid-day about 1/4 mile down but they were 5-6 inch fish.. Kept looking around until we found bait, and followed them picking up some nice fish deep. Only one fish 16+ caught on surface, all the rest were down near the bottom. Jigging vertical was best during the day, at about 8pm it turned on and we couldn't help but catch fish. Kept nothing today, one gallon of fillets will last us a week. Mom and my daughter came out for sunset. The kids swam behind the boat and i picked up fish non-stop. Boated around 50ish today..

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Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13598162 06/17/20 02:37 PM
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Awesome Prosise! That looks like a good day to me!

Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13598317 06/17/20 04:26 PM
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Yesterday: Gar getting bad! Many schooling fish found in front of paradise cove on the south side early. Strolled own the south side all the way up to the beach. Bait slim on south side of the lake vs north side as wind is pushing into the north banks. In the 9am timeframe we saw many schools feeding in paradise cove but fish were 4-6". Seeing fish deep in many of the main lake points which go way out, and humps holding fish. The fish we locate are not very large groups, looks like more small gatherings. Fish holding onto the bottom and reacting well to the spoon vertically in daytime. Noticed some massive bait gatherings just east of murrell park in a light mudline, cranes working bait all afternoon. Fish not hanging around, gar are running them off it seems. Main point we worked (Sun & Mon) way out in front of Murrell was slow for sandbass and Cats yesterday. Son caught 11 small gaspergoo on a small castking spoon (his new record). Mom and baby girl came out at 7 so we just anchored up and enjoyed the lake until @930pm. Lake sure is nice on the weekdays, sundays are just plain crazy.. One cool thing mason found out on the long point in front of murrell is a brush pile, about half way from bank to the very end (maybe 300yds out). Caught 3 bass with a carolina rig using a zoom Terminator lizard pulling thru the small planted "thing". One was about 2.25 others were @ 1.5'lbs in 30 minutes. Lowrance gps info N 32 59.356 W097 05.148. no sandbass caught near brush. For the day maybe caught 30 nice sandbass but it was work, nothing to write home about.

Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13599082 06/18/20 02:21 AM
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Great reports.

Headed out tomorrow on South Side in my Kayak.

Hope to find them somewhere without any electronics.

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I will be out today after 4 to check on a few spots as well. Maybe the wind will die down a little.
I haven't had much luck at the island lately but will try and scan that area again.

Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13600475 06/19/20 03:38 AM
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Fished around the Island area and Dove Loop ramp this morning until around 1230 and it was windy in the Yak.

Only caught 2 sandies but did manage to catch 8 largemouth on TX Rigged worms.

No fish on top and no birds working the area. Maybe they are hanging on the North side this time of the month.



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Saw tons of schooling midlake south around 3 pm yesterday. They stayed up for a while.

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I was out Thursday evening in the wind and waves and we did horrible. Only landed a 2 lb cat and one sandie. Went to 4 or5 places and did not find a spot worth stopping to fish.

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Went out today about 10am, after the storm passed the wind changed going due west. Went up to the beach and there was shad galore. Picked up a couple dozen and eventually used them at the long point at murrell park. North side of the lake from the beach to Murrell park there were schooling sandies but they were all small. Caught many using a tiny castmaster on 6lb braided.. pretty much every cast with the smaller treble hook. About noon just started going towards the dam testing schools to see if they were better fish. Wind stopped then blew south west. Every now and then we would catch one @ 8-9 inches. Moved down to the long point at murrell park and started catching good fish on the bottom @ 24 ft. Caught about 30ish really nice sandies, most in the 15" range. It slowed down about 3pm and really never picked up until sunset. Mom and baby girl came out and we hunkered down at the end of the long point for sunset. The shad we caught were used casting out on the point which helped us catch some real nice catfish.. good day and was hot when the wind died at @2pm. Tons of shad are out so should be a good summer bite..

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Re: Grapevine Sandies [Re: JWC Nauticstar] #13605967 06/24/20 12:49 AM
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4+ inches of rain since midnight sure is pumping in water.. Lake up @ 2 ft. Launched about 10am at dove and went straight to Murrell park point which was a ghost town. Cloudy and storm clouds hung around all day. Cruised up looking around and midlake the water turns muddy/stained..Just above twin coves it changes. Went all the way to the beach, snagged a couple dozen shad. Debris field is about 1 mile long, from the mouth of the lake down to the cove with the small HOA dock on the left side. Lots of big timber, trash. Went back down and some schooling seen but very sporadic. More schools of shad seen, nervous water. Headed to Murrell park point about 12:30 and it was on like Donkey Kong. Big sandies dragging a 3/4oz chartreuse jigging spoon on the bottom. Just cast as far as you can and start dragging. There was a older gentleman already there and he was wearing them out. We caught more big sandies or quality fish than we ever had this year. Big, fat ones which we thought were catfish. Caught many catfish on jigging spoons, and several on shad. Died about 4pm and it was a ghost town. Saw a guide catch some fish and a young girl on the boat landed a 18+ pound blue on a jigging spoon. Was a real treat to see the young ster catch that fish. The guide did an amazing job with the drag, and coaching her land the fish.. pulled out at 5:30 and about to grill shrimp. Didn't keep anything today, freezer full. Prob 40 sandies and about 8 nice cats..
Three boats on the lake today and they were all within 100 yards catching fish..

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Prosise!
We ended up with quite a few fish. We kept moving around for a while, but ended up back over about 200 ft from where you were at. Addison was pretty stoked about that big blue cat. She caught another 4 lb channel cat. Not a bad day for sure. They were not hot and heavy but slow and steady. They seemed to quit about 7 pm.

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