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Brazos below Granbury #13798771 12/08/20 08:25 PM
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Anyone have luck here? I have tried fishing for crappie, LMB, and sandies below the Lake Granbury dam and a bit further downstream. Have not had any luck, but have been told by one person that the catfish bite is good down there in the deeper holes. I have seen fish feeding on the top water, but they look mostly like buffalo eating bugs (maybe I need to breakout the fly rod).

Rigs that I have tried down there:
- Cork and jig
- Rattle traps
- TX rigged plastics

Would appreciate any advice / tips / stories

Had this guy sneak up 20 yards from me while wading in the river (see attached).

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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #13798794 12/08/20 08:45 PM
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Great photo!

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Originally Posted by skeeter22
Great photo!

Thank you!


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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #13800654 12/10/20 03:31 AM
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As an update:
Had a good strike on a cork and bobber setup... Did not have my drag set and the fish ended up getting off, but it looked like a decent sized crappie. Was using an orange and pink curly tail grub on 1/16th white jig head.
Saw a lot of buffalo again... Definitely bringing the corn next time.


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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #13800782 12/10/20 11:40 AM
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Haven’t fished down there in a while, used to have a blast catching a little bit of everything


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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #13949346 04/06/21 03:30 PM
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Have been getting a mixed bag down there. The channel cats were caught yesterday, and the carp was in December. Have also caught a few crappie using a cork and jig--also some LMB have hit this setup.

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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14000193 05/17/21 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BrazosBully
Have been getting a mixed bag down there. The channel cats were caught yesterday, and the carp was in December. Have also caught a few crappie using a cork and jig--also some LMB have hit this setup.


Nice fish. I've fished the Brazos below the Whitney and Possum Kingdom dams but never below Granbury. How far can you wade downstream and what kind of water depth are we talking about?

Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14056130 07/08/21 07:04 PM
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Right now you cannot wade in because the gates have been open and the water is too high. However, the fishing is really good right now. Lots of small stripers and large sandies to catch, as well as huge carp. The depth is around 4-8 ft where I have been fishing because of the high water. Closer to the dam could be even deeper.


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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14150733 10/05/21 12:08 AM
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Back when you could get right up by the dam it was awesome. Caught a lot of big stripers. Not so much now.

Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14166427 10/20/21 02:13 PM
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After it rains and a gate or 2 opens, it can be pure gold back there. More specifically....after the gates have been open for a bit and it's starting to slow down. THAT's when it can be gold due to the fish swimming up to the dam and the freshly oxygenated water.

Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14219685 12/13/21 04:48 PM
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Haven't posted on here in a while, in large part because I do not live in Granbury any longer. However, had a chance to get down there for two days this past weekend. Caught 2 decent sized LMB, 2 smaller ones, and a drum.
The fish were all caught on a white 4 in. curly tail grub with either a 1/16 or 1/8 oz jig head. All the LMB were caught on a chartreuse jig head, but the drum hit an orange jig head. I had another hit on a ned rigged black and blue craw, but that did not produce any other bites.
I thought I would fish these setups really slow because the water was cold, but I caught more fish when I fished these setups at a medium pace (not slow but not fast). I also found it strange that they were hitting curly tail grubs... I thought the tail would produce too much movement, but I guess they really liked it.

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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14219688 12/13/21 04:51 PM
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Also, all fish were caught in areas where I could identify a drop-off / ledge. No point in wasting time fishing if you do not see a ledge / drop off because the fish will only be in the deepest areas.


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Re: Brazos below Granbury [Re: BrazosBully] #14234502 12/30/21 07:43 PM
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We use to go in the summer. Seine some minnows, tie the bucket to our belt. Using 10lb test, 2 1/16 oz split shot sinkers about 16-18" above the hook. Wade out into the river downstream from the dam, cast out towards the center, keep the line tight & let it roll with the flow. We use to catch fish nearly every cast. Work your way back towards the damn. Have to go when the flow is normal & watch for the big rocks. Never knew what you were going to catch, White bass, black bass, catfish, striper. Use to go with my girlfriends uncle, we had a blast.


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