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Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14463751 08/31/22 03:41 AM
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Fished 4am-6pm. Ran across the sand bass at rock ledge park at sunrise. Lots of gar working the bait as well. Little to no wind makes for a bad day bass fishing. Scanned from rock ledge park to Murrell Point for brush. Crappie bonanza today. Strange thing about brush piles, it might be me but it seems that crappie that are the same size congregate on brush. I can tell there is a couple big ones, and then the rest are the same size. Some brush only have perch, ran across quite a few locations that were stacked with small perch. But I did find one brush pile that was stacked with big ones. Typically I can connect on two fish, and then the fish will not bite. But today, it was very different in that I could catch 3-6 per spot. A few brush piles has small Sandies, and they aggressively pounce on the jig. I was using a 1/16 oz jighead with a glow in the dark worm. Weatherman said no rain, but storms came thru and went around the lake on both ends, allowing me to continue fishing. Pleasant surprise today, as two boats recognized me and we had a short visit. "Charge the battery", just a little reminder to one of the TFF'r. After the storm blew thru, it was casting practice for me. Never connected with the green fish, but I sure had a great time picking on the crappie. As of now, I have 213 brush waypoints, and I'm probably 30% of the lake scanned. Some are big, some might be a lone stick but there are fish on them all. Note: all the brush in 20ft or more were easy pickings, the shallower brush were harder to get them to cooperate. Not much to share on the sandbass, but thought I would share. I scanned twin coves again and it's empty, very strange but eco systems are on their own schedule. Lots of bait in dove cove, Scott's landing cove, the north end of the dam, rock ledge hump, and both points at meadomere. My fishing buddy was recovering, so I did lone scouting today.

Also, thanks to the TFF'r who sent a instant message checking on me last week. Appreciate the thought

Bass fishing wasn't that good, but I sure had a good time picking on the crappie. Not that many people out today, but I'm staying home tomorrow..


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Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14470235 09/07/22 01:40 PM
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Fished from 4am-4pm yesterday. Did allot of scanning yesterday in the AM, wind stopped and it was dead calm and hot. I looked around in deeper wafer between rock ledge, and Murrell point and other than small drum, I really didn't find anything. Not as much bait on the north side of the lake, as the south. When I launched at 4am at Meadomere ramp the surface of the water looked like soup with bait. Dove, Meadomere, and Scott's Landing coves look like this to some extent. I have checked Twin coves, and it was a blank canvas on sunday. Still chasing the green fish, and had fun yesterday. Did pick on some crappie when I was out scouting with the livescope. Stiil adding brush waypoints. I am not going to check about 50% of the lake, upper end areas because I just don't chase the bass up there. I know there is crappie up there, as I saw one of the usual suspects up there working crappie in the timber. I did see some very small sandbass chasing bait aroung the Island area, but they were the size of one of my larger crankbaits. I did not go up the lake to check any humps, stayed down. Fish making big changes in their routines, and good fish caught this week. Take care all..

Here is a video of the bait in meadomere at 4am on the surface. This is about half way out to the no wake buoys.


Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14474501 09/11/22 06:19 PM
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Things are looking up at the lake fellas.

Went out this morning with the fly rod to take a swim and screw around on the bank for an hour...work on my fly casting basically.

Well, today the water actually did not feel like bath water. It was nice. I have been going to that same spot once a week taking a swim and fishing for the last 7 weeks and the water has been like a bath warm. I never really caught more than a couple small bluegill.

Well today the water felt great and I caught TWO lmb bass on the fly from the bank! Small ones. But none the less bass. Also noticed a whole lot of minnows and baitfish shallow and even saw a water snake. Had not seen one out in the day time in several months. Supposing it was just too warm.

Its about to get better!



Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14474876 09/12/22 01:02 AM
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Fished last night, posted a quick update but I guess I failed to pull the trigger. Short story, after sunrise I found some sand bass sitting on the bottom is 24'ish feet out at the end of the Ice House. This is the concrete structure on the east corner of Grapevine point. Sat in the same spot for over 2 hours catching small fish, but I was happy to catch small fish. Even on LiveScope they would just come out of nowhere. They were 3"-10" and out of all of them maybe caught 5 over 12". I was using the Bluetooth speaker thumping. Will try and get some footage, but was a rerun of me catching, and releasing. Fished 11pm-11am full moon for the green fish. You will not see much on so are, they are glued to the bottom, but you will see small groups come thru occasionally. Even with gar in the area they stayed close, and would come back out of nowhere. Invited several boats to come in, but they didn't have spot lock.
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Everything I said yesterday was not the case today. Chased the green fish last night and into the day. Caught many sandbass at night on the dam, but never got into then today. Got to meet Dan from the forum, which was cool.


Really tired, will update more when I have charged my batteries

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Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14476974 09/14/22 02:33 AM
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Some video of Sunday fishing at grapevine point. I found shad in meadomere cove up by the swim area, and sandbass were up there in scattered numbers. I wanted to see what size the shad were, and caught 5x 6-8" sandbass in the castanet. Shad were 2-3" long. Shad in Scott's were 3-4" long. Been fishing the moon this week, and this old man felt like I went honky tonkin. Caught some good fish (bass, catfish, drum, and smallies) on the dam working the moon.



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It was great meeting you as well sir!

I was able to catch 5 sandies in that spot where we met. That was after working it for 2.5 hours so not lights out at all but they were all good size. Keepers but not donkeys.

Then caught two LMB and a Spot near that same area but a bit more toward the west. Those came on crankbaits in about 12-15fow. Again not donkeys at all but nice fish. All very fat like you had mentioned. They have not been missing any meals.

Went back yesterday (9/13) and could not fish those same areas due to the wind. I got out there and it was just a beating. Constantly focusing on not taking a wave and keeping the yak facing into the swells makes it hard to focus on fishing. Forecast said 11mph with gusts to 15. It was more like 18mph with gusts to 25mph. So I had to run and hide back in some nearby coves.

Managed to hook and land a pretty large gar. My PB gar on rod and reel for sure. Thought I had a 20lb blue cat until it jumped. He was an impressive fighter.

Hope to get back out Friday. Depending on wind might have to launch from the Scotts area... that side of the lake is better for the yak with a Strong South wind.



Re: Grapevine Lake 2022 [Re: prosise] #14477839 09/15/22 12:13 AM
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Not much to share. I fished 3-3 today. Fished the dam Sat, Sun, and last night. Of all the places I fished the dam was the most productive at night. Anyhoo, when the sun came up I was at the north east corner, and small sandbass were working bait in the corner. I found out if you throw a small topwater as shallow as you can , you can catch small bass down the dam. I raised the back motor, and stayed as close to the rocks and casted parallel, and as shallow as you can.. Sometimes I would hit the rocks, and pull off and the small 8-12" buck bass would crush it. Nothing big, but it was fun. Also, (north east corner by the tree) there were small sandbass working shad. Easy pickings with the top water. Just around the corner from Rock Ledge park, the small cut is holding lots of bait. I stayed below the island all day, and did some looking after I was done bass fishing. I found some small sandbass between the island and scotts on a ledge. It is the end of the island that extends out to the east. Good day out, but fishing was tough when the sun came up. Will be working the next 3 days, take care and God Bless..

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Here is a GPS link to the ledge I referenced yesterday. It runs a long way to the north/south. It kinda runs due north of the old ramp that is closed down. This had allot of fish on it, all along the top of the drop. I added a small clip of the ledge looking to the east. I included the screen with the GPS waypoint.. It might look like a hump, but it is about 200 yards long running north & south. More like an old creek channel ( the one just west of the boat ramp to the south of it.). It's not a large drop, but fish were holding to it. Something to put into your collection.

These links will allow you to find the spot with your cell phone, and then you can save the waypoint of your graph. For those that have a hard time with GPS waypoint data entry.

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Were you fishing in a canoe in the evening on Tuesday Prosise? Went to the northside of the dam at about 5:30ish and saw a couple of guys in a canoe

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Originally Posted by blackNblue_NTX
Were you fishing in a canoe in the evening on Tuesday Prosise? Went to the northside of the dam at about 5:30ish and saw a couple of guys in a canoe



No sir, I have been in the big boat last couple of weeks. My canoe is red and has a small suzuki 2hp motor so I don't have to paddle much..

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cool info! thanks for sharing, Prosise

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Fished yesterday out of Murrell Park in my yak. Wind was 2x forecast and it was super challenging to stay on sandies. They were suspended and moving. 5 hours of being wind tossed resulted in 6 sandies, 2 crappie and a beautiful gar. He fought like a lion. Respect.

I won't suggest any particular method other than the normal ones. Nothing was predominant. Junk fishing. No bass and bait everywhere!

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