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Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? #13994608 05/12/21 03:03 PM
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so if you've seen my posts in the bluegill/sunfish sections you probably know I'm starting to get into ultralight and creek fishing. I'd love to ultralight fish for some creek smallmouth, and the closest lake to me with smallmouth is lake grapevine. I was wondering if there were any lesser-known creeks that have some solid smallmouth populations? not looking for a big record-breaking fish, but decent-sized fish that are in relatively large quantities. However, since I have not been to grapevine lake before I don't know how the fish there work, so Im not yet sure what creeks to go to, or if they just stay in the arms of the lake. I appreciate any tips! thank you!

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Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: danial S] #13994665 05/12/21 03:42 PM
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I have only caught smallmouth at the dam of Grapevine

Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: danial S] #13994676 05/12/21 03:47 PM
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Not a very big population of smalljaws in the Vine, itโ€™s tough to specifically target them IMO. Initial stocking took place in Twin Coves, if they were going to be in a creek that would be where Iโ€™d look.




Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: danial S] #13994787 05/12/21 05:08 PM
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The smallmouth on Gvine do not go up the creeks and stay in the main lake. There is a good population down by the dam and I catch them on crappie tubes when crappie fishing.

Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13994791 05/12/21 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
The smallmouth on Gvine do not go up the creeks and stay in the main lake. There is a good population down by the dam


Agreed...this is where I've seen them as well

Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13994800 05/12/21 05:13 PM
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man, that sucks. I was really hoping for creek smallies. is it the same in Texoma? are creek smallies just unheard of in texas?

Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: danial S] #13994827 05/12/21 05:25 PM
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Depending on how far you want to travel, you could easily catch some creek guadalupe, spotted and largemouth bass. But I would think smallmouth would be one of the most difficult to catch in a creek.


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Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: danial S] #13994860 05/12/21 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by danial S
man, that sucks. I was really hoping for creek smallies. is it the same in Texoma? are creek smallies just unheard of in texas?


Not sure about Texoma...but you can fish the creeks / rivers here in TX and potentially hook into a Guadalupe Bass.

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Devil's River out of Amistad

Re: Grapevine creeks for small mouth bass? [Re: avid_basser] #13994910 05/12/21 06:10 PM
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I'd love to hook into a Guadalupe... where would I generally find them? most of the lakes near DFW only seem to have LMB and the occasional spotted bass...

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actually been planning to head out there for a while now, but time just isn't on my side. hopefully this summer!

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any ideas on where to find creek Guadalupe and spotted bass? I've been LMB fishing for way too long, and would like dive into the sub species and generally panfish as a whole.

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Originally Posted by danial S
any ideas on where to find creek Guadalupe and spotted bass? I've been LMB fishing for way too long, and would like dive into the sub species and generally panfish as a whole.



The Guadalupe River and the comal River in new Braunfels have them.

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Most all of my smallmouth that Iโ€™ve caught on GV have been at the mouths of major creek arms, main lake, and the dam. Iโ€™ve caught very few actually up in the creeks.


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