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Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! #13830392 01/03/21 04:44 PM
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Hey yall!

Appreciate everyone's help on fishing for Carp and Buff's. I got my hair rigs down, got my bolt rigs down, chumming game is alright, doing alright catching buff and carp.

I want a "Trophy" buffalo. TPWD says a trophy is 32 inches in length. I caught a 28 inch fish that was 25lbs, so I figured I am getting close. BUT after getting intel from some guys and looking at other records with weights and lengths, I think I am pretty far off. Seems a 32 inch is going to weigh at least 40lbs. These things get super fat and deep before they get much longer is my take away. And the difference between a 28inch fish and a 32 inch fish is A LOT more than I was thinking. Only 5inches but 15+lbs.

I have been fishing Grapevine since its close to my house, is there a 32inch buffalo in Grapevine? Would I be better of fishing Lewisville for a record or??? I am into those Lakes since I usually only get a few hours to fish and those spots are within 15 minutes of my crib.

Where the big buffs at!?!

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Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13830437 01/03/21 05:17 PM
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I would have checked both but that was not an option. If you have managed a 28 incher, there are going to be bigger fish that you may have to cull through the smaller ones to get to.

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Curt0407] #13830468 01/03/21 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
I would have checked both but that was not an option. If you have managed a 28 incher, there are going to be bigger fish that you may have to cull through the smaller ones to get to.



Yeah I guess thats encouraging, I just want to raise the odds in my favor...

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13830589 01/03/21 07:25 PM
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A 32-inch buffalo is definitely a trophy. The lake record for Grapevine is 36 inches and just over 30 pounds, so there are 32 inch fish in Grapevine. Catching one is just a matter of running through the numbers. I have caught several buffs over 32 inches but they are few and far between. Buffs are one of my favorite fish to catch and I put this picture of the state catch and release black buffalo (36.25 inches and 26.60 pounds) on the back of my book, “The Art of Fishing for Records.”

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If you are interested in a fish that size, I would recommend chumming with range cubes, then using range cubes as bait. Here is a video of how I rig them.

https://youtu.be/4HJNrljkWGI

If you are looking for tips on how to catch record and trophy fish, I recommend getting a copy of my book. There are lots of secrets in there on how to accomplish your goals.

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13830677 01/03/21 09:04 PM
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Great fish Oz and I enjoyed your video as well!

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13831214 01/04/21 08:30 AM
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Neither of those lakes would be my choice for a trophy size Buffalo, though there are a few present. Great for numbers though!


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Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13831449 01/04/21 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Neither of those lakes would be my choice for a trophy size Buffalo, though there are a few present. Great for numbers though!


I agree. If I really had to catch a 32-inch buffalo, I would head to Lake Fork for a week.

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13831509 01/04/21 04:04 PM
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Think about Decker Lake near Austin if you have a few days.

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13831781 01/04/21 06:55 PM
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Sounds good guys. If I get time off I will consider those!

But for now... I am going to continue my quest locally.

I will get this sum beach!

Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13832200 01/05/21 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
Sounds good guys. If I get time off I will consider those!

But for now... I am going to continue my quest locally.

I will get this sum beach!


Good luck and keep us updated.
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Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13832536 01/05/21 10:38 AM
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try ray hubbard more if you want to stay in the plex , one day you will get a 40 .....


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Originally Posted by whiterockjesse
try ray hubbard more if you want to stay in the plex , one day you will get a 40 .....



What about White Rock? My office is just a few miles from the Rock.

Reading back posts on here from 10 years ago, when people would really share lots of info, White Rock came up many times a top place for a giant buff or carp. Has that changed?

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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
What about White Rock? My office is just a few miles from the Rock.

Reading back posts on here from 10 years ago, when people would really share lots of info, White Rock came up many times a top place for a giant buff or carp. Has that changed?

White Rock has similar sizes to Grapevine


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Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: whiterockjesse] #13833193 01/05/21 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by whiterockjesse
try ray hubbard more if you want to stay in the plex , one day you will get a 40 .....

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Those 40s are incredibly rare though! I've spent loads of time there without one, but I've definitely had quite a few fish over 32 inches


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Re: Looking for a 32inch Buff. Poll! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13834041 01/06/21 02:31 PM
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Lake Whitney. Fishing that lake at night with lights you wouldn't believe some of the buffs we have seen / taken.


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