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Grapevine Sandies #13589829 06/10/20 04:04 PM
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I will hitting Grapevine the next two evenings, 5pm till dark, to see if I can catch up to the sandies again. I will report back on what I find.

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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
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I was fishing off the bank last night, I saw a guy catch a nice crappie just as the front blew in. Good Luck!

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Went out and we found plenty of fish off the east point of Murrell. 3/4oz or 1 oz slabs chrome or chartreuse worked. 25' depth seemed to be where we found them. we only moved 100 yds all evening. Went to the island and marked fish but no takers. We had 4 fishing and multiple times we had 3 fish on at a time. We kept less than 2 limits.
Wake Boats beat us up, but we pressed on through the beatings.
Will be back out tonight with 2 grandkids to see if I can keep them entertained.

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Thanks for the report JWC. You helped us out a couple of weeks ago and that east point is also where we found them. Unfortunately most of them were suspended in 25' so they were harder to catch. We would catch them reeling up through the school. Chartreuse Little George was top producer over slabs for us. And it never ceases to amaze me how the dumb wake boats will literally drive between the shoreline and your boat. No clue whatsoever. We were in a pontoon so the waves would push us off the fish every time.

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Yes, Next time just throw a rope to me. Ulterra will hold both of us in place.

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I'll have to try again, was out a couple weeks ago and only managed a couple of dinks. Looked like tons of little ones and shad on the graph...


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We had good sized ones 10 1/2 to 13 1/2 average. We may have only had 10 unders. Yes 2 weeks ago half we caught were unders.

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Thanks for the report JWC! Any word on how mornings have been?

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I don't know about the mornings but I will be out Saturday morning with 3 more kids again to see if I can find them.

Took a couple of the grandkids out last evening. We didn't get on our spot till almost 6 pm, but they had a blast for about an hour. They got about 30 sandies and one 4 lb cat. Still off Murrell on silver metal flake slabs in 25'. Size were still good only a couple unders but all went back into the lake last night.

Lots of boats fishing last night and not many wake boats so it was nice.

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Good deal. I took the day off and took the kayak to Lavon and found some sandies. We were catching them every other cast for a couple hours and then they turned off. I need to get out to GV since it’s down the street. Hopefully next weekend.

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Originally Posted by rkd
Thanks for the report JWC. You helped us out a couple of weeks ago and that east point is also where we found them. Unfortunately most of them were suspended in 25' so they were harder to catch. We would catch them reeling up through the school. Chartreuse Little George was top producer over slabs for us. And it never ceases to amaze me how the dumb wake boats will literally drive between the shoreline and your boat. No clue whatsoever. We were in a pontoon so the waves would push us off the fish every time.

Sounds like the yachts on Texoma. A buddy was trollkng striper alley and one got too close. He threw a full Coors Light at it and bounced it off his hull.


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Saturday morning report was tough till the wind started to blow about 9 am. We managed quite a few fish by 11 am. They are still showing up at Murrell east. We tried to get off the lake before the crazys showed, but that was too late. Some lady, out of control, ran into a bass boat at the ramp and busted his high end MinnKota.

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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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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.

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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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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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Awesome Prosise! That looks like a good day to me!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Fishing tough for sandies today. Mud lines are everywhere and bait are holding in them.. main point was tough.. not much surface action seen with the bird blue skies. Maybe 10 and only 2 were nice.. Saw a cedar tree on the bank, so we had brush planting lessons..

Gps coordinates in pictures. Should hold some bass this summer.. In @@ 25ft now,.
At the left west point of the cove in front of the private hoa dock. Lowrance gps coordinates.

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Windy and did I mention it was windy. Cruised lake to the beach, thought i would pick up some shad and caught 6 sandies in the first throw of the cast net. 3ft of water dead center of the beach. 4 were over10 one was@15", all returned. After we picked up a dozen shad we worked the beach for about 20 min with no takers. Upper half of lake is still stained, beach is pretty bad. Beach is completely covered over with water again, & shad moved up into the grass for cover. Looked at several areas and fish seen in the 20ft range. Came down to murrell area and anchored up, winds blowing 25 with gusts over 30. Really rough and rollers coming over the front several times. Carpet never looked cleaner. Caught @ 12 keepers but it was work fighting the waves. Not much seen down in the clearer water, lots of bait in the Murrell area up shallow. Finally started looking around and seeing good fish over by the area between sand bass boat ramp (under water) and the island but they are hard to satisfy. Dead sticking a jig caught a couple small, but sunday boat traffic was killing me with waves... Think there are some fish near Murrell area, but they are not in big groups. I like wind and clouds, but over 25mph makes me back off a bit for safety. Going out tonight or in the mid morning to look around, might try some tiny traps up the lake in the beach area. Thinking about some lights if wind settles down. BTW: Did catch 3 cats at murrell, one got off when it tried to spool me (big one). Shad working good.

Take care and hope to have a better report tomorrow.. fished from 10:30-3:40 and was tougher than normal. Didnt work the windy banks due to the safety factor..

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Yep. The wind was howling. I couldn't overcome the wind with my 15 year old Motorguide, but Whoa! Those are mega white bass from your earlier posts. I may have to take a trip over to Grapevine soon. Nice job and great posts.

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Yeah, it got nasty. I will sit out this weekend after the holiday to go back. Palo Pinto is calling me again.

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6-30. BTW : Anchoring with the high winds.. Dont have a spot lock.. Man i need a Minn Kota (have 18ft cahampion 24 or 36v?)


Good Day, but it was windy windy windy. Not as bad as yesterday, we skipped yesterday with the 25 and gusts over 30. Went up to the beach and shad is easy to get, thick at the sandy beach (small to large).. Cruised down to the point at murrell and started catching fish @ 3pm and it slowed down about 7pm. Mason caught some fat fish today.. Cast as far as you can up on top of the hump, drag the spoon and you catch a fish.. Nothing kept today, had a good time and after sunset the wind laid. Setup for catfish but no takers.. Mason had his first nap on the boat at night, left around 11:45 and just wrapping up the boat now. Going for a 4-5 hr sprint tomorrow, hope the wind eases up.. At one point mason took a break, I would cast one rod and while it was sinking to the bottom I would fish another. I would repeat this for about 20 minutes, and then I caught a Coors Light Beer Can. What a trophy Prob caught 80ish... Some schooling seen on windy banks, a gentleman we saw ran into some. He said they were all 4-5 inches.. we didn't see any topwster action in the rough water.. Be careful in the big rollers when you go up to the upper end (north side).
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Good day, wind was nice at @ 15ish. Launched at 11 am and went exploring on a couple banks with Mason and we found some cool items along the bank.. Headed down & anchored at 2pm at the end of the point and Masons first cast caught a fish.. Saw what looked like a guide boat and waved them over, If you are a guide and see my brown boat on the point come on over. Get the people on the fish!!!! The boat turned out to be a firefighter who purchased a 74 maco from a guide and we all started catching fish.. Allot of people ask what we use (SEE FIRST PICTURE) we found these silver spoons early in the year down on the creek. You can buy them at Walmart & Academy pretty cheap. I finally ended up buying some and picked up the large, but took the big treble hook off and replaced with a small hook. I run a 15lb leader about 16" with a small swivel, since we catch some big catfish it helps with the abuse. I have some real nice spoons but surprisingly they do not do as good. The wobble is better on these I guess. The chartreuse jigging spoon is from Academy, we have been using it for a coup[le weeks and caught a ton of fish on it. This one also had the hook downsized, and I have found that we have to sharped quite often. Because we drag the bait, and bump it along the bottom the hooks dull rather quickly. If you loose a couple fish, hooks are dull. If you cannot get the hook to stick on your fingernail hit it with a sharpener, it makes allot of difference with hookups. The technique that seems to work best for us out on this point is to cast as far as we can, and basically bump/drag it back to the boat. We use a 7'6" Croaker soaker glass rod which loads up well, basically a crankbait rod. I use 10lb mono, and mason likes 12lb mono. We caught some hogs today doing this, and we shared some bigger fish to the Firefighter for tomorrows dinner. As most know I am one of those types that ain't messing around with this covid thing so we stay away from everyone. He sent over a stringer and we relayed the fish over.. Had a good day with about 100 fish, maybe 60 were keepers.. Funny thing is we look at the 12 inch fish as dinks, when you land a 16" fish it is surprising. The fish are healthy and fat, I would expect to see some females that never dropped eggs. I would head over there about 1pm and just stay there, you will not see a big school on the graph for the bigger fish, seems they just hang at the bottom.
Funny end of the day, mason had a schedule with the cousins on the computer so I got Voluntold that we had to leave.. We were not staying long today, but when your catching fish It's really hard to leave..
When you do see a school its small fish on the graph, its easy pickings. At 5pm it died out on the point and the Firefighter found they moved in about half way to the bank just off the drop in 28-29ft thick as mosquitos.. Caught 4 hogs on the trolling motor where he found them.. Have fun all, and we will report on sunday, I have three days at the salt mine ahead of me.

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Several questions about Murrell park fishing. If you have a depth finder with a topographic display of the lake you can see the terrain and bottom contour. The point we are fishing goes way out into the main lake and has a hump that we have been catching allot of fish on. Clean bottom, and have not lost a jigging spoon yet out there. If you do not have a contour option just go east/west and zig zag out until you do not see the hump anymore. When you start to come in and find the end just hang out and see if they show up. We are not seeing large schools of fish out here, just some stragglers hugging the bottom. When we do see a school come in, we vertical jig them and 9 times out of 10 they end up being the smaller fish. Not catching many large fish in these schools on top of the hump. Yesterday the Fireman found them just off the drop in 28-29 and the school was large, and good fish. I have a picture that represents the point, when you look to the north you will see the point extends way out in front of the opening of the cove. We have been fishing at the star location for about 4 weeks and its feast or famine. A gentleman said its usually good around 12:30-2 but we have been doing good later in the day. Get those kids out and wet a line. I got some good footage last week fishing with Mason's first fishing pole, a 3 foot ugly stick and a push button reel. Caught many fish, and was fun. One thing I will emphasize, when you find them you must not start your big motor. They will move off the hump quickly, they are used to the boat traffic but will move when someone drives over. If you are scouting and find the point give it some time to recover.. The wind has been tough lately, so we have been anchoring out off the end and letting about 100ft of rope out to get up to the hump. The anchor allows the boat to swing left/right so we cover allot of ground. Wish I had spot lock, but will have to talk to Santa. If you have any questions shoot me an IM. Be happy to help. Found a couple other spots lately, but they are not producing as well so it would not be as easy to put a youngster on the fish.

Note: this map is one I threw together a couple weeks ago for a man. The top is in 24ft since the lake came up..
Take care

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Hi Prosise. Great information as always and thanks so much for being willing to share it!

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Been Fishing that hump for 40 years. Still is and has been the most consistent place for Sand Bass on the lake. Next is Meadowmere, the island and the Rock Crusher.

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Originally Posted by Outfitter Nomore
Been Fishing that hump for 40 years. Still is and has been the most consistent place for Sand Bass on the lake. Next is Meadowmere, the island and the Rock Crusher.


Funny you should mention this.. I was cruising youtube and saw a post from a man about 3 weeks ago... Rock Crusher where he shows you the rock crusher on his depth finder. I paused the video and could see the gps coordinates, threw them into my lowrance and found it. Pretty cool to see. My mapping software has a rock crusher on the map but there was nothing there. Their coordinates were way off. I ran a spoon around it but didn't get any takers. We had a good time watching his video, then going to find it. Nearly lost a bait on the dern thing.. We typically spend the summer at the beach, been cleaning out all the trash for about 3 years. If you know anyone who has lost anything valuable there touch base with me. I am seeing fish all over the place but getting them to bite without using shad is tough.

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Maybe sometime in the 70’s seemed like GV was down maybe -20 ft you could barely see the top of it. Wanted to swim down and try to touch it but it was too spooky. cool


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That is some good detail. very cool..

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Small cell moved thru early in the day so we left right after it passed. Wow.. Nice Sunday on the Lake, felt like a weekday as there wasn't much traffic.. Few light rains helped cool us down, but we jumped in a few times. Launched and went up mid lake to do some exploring, had a good time looking around on a new area of shoreline on the north side of the lake. Came down to Murrell point and it was a ghost town, spent about 20 minutes out on the tip before we moved in. Up near the north west point of the cove with the small marina in it, there was small sandies schooling. Caught a bucket full of small fish before we went back to the large spoon and started working down on the bottom. Mason even pulled the upside down reel technique when a boat came by. The area was real close to the brush we planted a few weeks back. We started catching real good fish near the drop to the deeper water, many were in the 15" length.. Had a couple in the 16" range. Prob caught 150 fish but only about 60 were over 10". There is a ton of bait at the mouth of the cove and the fish are close, never did catch any fish way out on the point today. We went back out just to check but there wasn't any takers when we went out there.. Headed back in and started catching fish.. A good cell formed over Grapevine and we saw some big Wx forming and saw quite a bit of lightning, nothing near us but many lightning seen so we headed in at 5:20.. Mason had some things to do, but the fishing was just starting to get good. Cleaning boat & about to cook some shrimp, nothing kept.. If anyone has info on meadowmere shoot me a IM. I have been going out to the main point which drops off quickly, visually you can see the parasailing outfit. I see fish and bait but they are not cooperating. Let me know if Im missing something, just not seeing much in this area, and not connecting with any fish.. Wind was blowing from the north and still not seeing any activity along the banks over there.. God Bless and hope all are staying healthy.

BTW if someone is missing their village idiot he is out on the lake driving around near fisherman..

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Bigger schools and bigger whites have been on the north bank around the steep drops,, huge school up near the dam on the hump
Next time i am in the boat i will try and remember to get you some numbers,, or i see you all i will holler, if you have a bird and carry a card i give all the stuff i have on grapevine. About forty piles and odd features.


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Right now.. This ought to be painful.. calm & lake vacant.. Fishing pretty good so far.
So far same as yesterday, about half way in.

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You're Killin me Smalls!

Looking good! I may venture out in the next couple of days.

Meadowmere has not panned out for me this year either, but it's still early. It can be real good even in August/Sept.
Last year we sat and caught a fish every cast for 2 hours about 100 yds out in front of the obstacle course.

Last year was Rock Crusher and Murrell. This year Murrell has been top dog for me.

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OMG I don’t think I’ve ever seen Grapevine so empty!


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Nice day,but left too early. Darn storm looked like it was going to be worse than it was.. By the time I got to Trophy club it melted away. Long story short, same as yeaterday.. Caught Allot of fish, the early bite was solid and good. Like before small fish schooling, big fish on the bottom. Although the topwater bite cahnged about 4pm when I caught some 15" fish schooling, I give credit to the guide who was working his magic.. Can't say what he did, but it worked.. The guide came in with a big group and they got on the fish pretty quick, & they caught fish.. Guide got some bigger fish to come up and play on top, I caught some in the 15" range on 6lb test and a small castmaster.. Going tomorrow early to see how it goes.. I didn't get to the lake until 10am and I instantly started catching fish midway in on the long point (east side right on the drop). It slowed down about 1pm and was feast or famine in a few minutes. Bait is still hugging the north bank & mouth of the cove. Only thing that sucked was Little man didn't come today to help me out. I did go down towards the dam and hit several humps but didn't find any takers. Not seeing much going on down there, other than some small groups schooling on top. Wx was calm and hot, almost too calm. I like a little wind to break the surface a little, and help me cool down. Did jump in several times.. Pay attention to the picture of the graph, you can see how I was working the drop. This was very helpful. Solo prob landed 100 keepers, and 50 dinks on the top bite. BTW fish started turning on at 4pm with a good surface feeding out on the point, and caught some good ones on bottom.



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That's a lot of intel with regard to fish catching pattern ! Break lines close to deeper water .

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Long story short, it sucked today for sandbass. But we made a fishing contact which I know will help teach Mason something down the road.. I really enjoyed our visit today, and will touch base with you on the info.. Started at 6:20 and it was not on, I need an excuse because we didn't kill them today so I will say it was the moon or something. Really didn't find them feeding, just a few stragglers here and there. Fish are off the drop but they have lock jaw. Left at 5pm, and I know it probably turned on but we did the lawn so we could go out tomorrow. Went down the North bank with nothing on the surface, stopped by the rock crusher and looked at it. Headed up to the beach and its out of the water, nice swim and cooled down. Went over to a bank near the Beach and Mason found some really cool bottles.. Not posting any pictures of fish as you have seen them before, but Masons Bottles are really cool. The green Coca Cola bottle is stamped Dallas..

Once again, (you know who you are) thanks for the info and will be talking soon..
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Prosise-your reports over the last few months have been MUCH appreciated. From your canoe trips up the river to the main lake sandbass hunting. I don't get to fish Grapevine very often so when I get a last minute request to take an out-of-town friend fishing, your detailed reports will be even more appreciated. I've got a couple of hours tomorrow morning to be the hero. Hopefully they will be feeding better than they did for you yesterday!

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I will be out this afternoon after work to see if they still want to play. I have a new place to me to check out and hope it has promise.

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Nothing to report, the sand bass fishing is slow and we worked hard today.. Mason said something that was interesting, he said "Maybe their just full". He said, everywhere we go there is shad so their prob just full. I have no reason, so I will stand behind little man. Caught a few sandies on the point, three gaspergoo, and then changed to bass fishing. Did go back and find several old coca cola bottles which was kinda neat. Hot out there, we went thru 1.5 gallons of water today.. Hope someone else has some info.. We did hit just about every point on the south side going up to the beach, and then all the points coming back on the north. The west entrance of twin coves has some good fish marking at 23ft, but not cooperating. Take care all, heading to the salt mine for three days.

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Same here. I got over to Murrell a few minutes before you left. Caught a nice Crappie and 2 dink sandies. Went searching and found a bunch over in front of Meadowmere west side 18ft depth. Landed about 30 sandies every drop, but maybe 5 were big enough to keep. They were trying to surface but the wake boarders were thick and the fish never formed a large school and stayed up long. Wind was tough till 8 pm, so I called it a day. 3/4 slabs and 2 1/2" sassy shad and maybe one on a humdinger.
The boat traffic I guess picked back up, since they must have rested earlier in the week from the July 4th holiday. I thought no one would be out since only one trailer was at Meadowmere when I put in, but I gathered they all showed up later when the parking lot was almost full when I came back at 8.

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