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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14950956 01/10/24 08:59 PM
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Brutal day, I tried to see what the fish were that I found. I did catch 6 shad and I tried to get the fish to eat but it was a no-go. Wind was very bad, and the lake it tore up from the high winds. Silver lake barrier was butchered. I found a very large seadoo, large floating foam roll, and a large inflatable that you pull behind the boat which all were lost from silver lake. I tied up the items to the marina, and went back to casting practice. I would give the lake a break until the wind dies down. Nothing to report that is positive, but that's fishing sometimes.

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Hoping to get the 'yak out Saturday morning before the wind picks up to chase some largemouth. Went out last Saturday from Meadowmere in the AM and Lakeview Sunday PM with not much luck. Wind is a real pain when trying to fish slow and keep position with a paddle, lol. Still learning the ropes of cold water fishing, and fishing with a fish finder off shore. The majority of my life has just been fair-weather, shallow water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Originally Posted by chris2805
Hoping to get the 'yak out Saturday morning before the wind picks up to chase some largemouth. Went out last Saturday from Meadowmere in the AM and Lakeview Sunday PM with not much luck. Wind is a real pain when trying to fish slow and keep position with a paddle, lol. Still learning the ropes of cold water fishing, and fishing with a fish finder off shore. The majority of my life has just been fair-weather, shallow water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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I would have gone out and fished in this weather 45 years ago but not now.


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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14955230 01/14/24 06:36 PM
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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14955968 01/15/24 12:03 AM
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After getting a participation award last wed, and being b that today was the only day I could have gone out. Well, as long as I can do it comfortably, I'm gonna do it. Caught a decent fish, so I didn't have to get another participation award. Bait is all out in the middle of the lake, and didn't see any bait in the creeks. Water is 45.6 in the warmest area I found.

Nothing wants to work in this weather. After the first time I changed locations, I had to let the 360 sit in the water for a minutes before turning it on. Bait cast reels would freeze up the level wind. Eyes on the rod would freeze up with ice. Spinning reel anti reverse stopped working. Engine hydraulics really struggled with the oil being so thick.

But, the old Merc ran like it was stolen with the cold dense air. Really liked the cool air, and water.

Toe warmers in my boots, and hot hands between my gloves and my palms made it nice. Stayed on the lower end, and had a good day just going with the flow. Hardly nothing seen on the south side of the lake from the island to silver lake. Looks like everything is out in open water. Didn't go looking for sandbsss, just idled in some areas for info.


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Now you are just showing off. roflmao I did something similar on Lewisville to what you did on Grapevine. But that was 40 years ago.

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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14966824 01/24/24 01:05 PM
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I fished on Sunday 1-21, launched at Meadomere just before 6am and water was 38.2 at the Meadomere ramp. Water temp at the dam was 41.9 just before 7am. Fished for the green fish all day, and scouted allot of water graphing. Fishing is slow as molasses, no bait seen in Scotts, Silver lake, Meadomere, or twin coves. It's all down on the lower end in 30-50ft. Water level looks like it is 100% at full level, and it didn't not appear that they are letting out hardly any water at the discharge tower. Nothing to report except the bait is all at the lower end, and I mean all of it. It's strange seeing whole creeks completely void of bait. Both tire barriers at silver lake, and Scott's were damaged by the high winds . Take care all, and stay warm. Only bass caught the whole day were caught at night between 6:15am to just before sunrise. Fishing in 32F was a piece of cake compared to last week in 12F. Definitely not an IQ contest being out there. But this last Sunday I saw 6 boats. Several boats drifting out in the bait, don't know if they were fishing for sandbass or Catfish.


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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14967170 01/24/24 06:37 PM
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Black/Blue 3/4oz large colorado blade spinnerbait.

I add a black/blue plastic on the back (super glued on the hook), and I run a trailer hook that is free. I put the trailer hook over the spinnerbait hook, and then apply a plastic retainer so the hook is not restricted from moving. This is my year round night time goto bait, and if your not dragging it on the bottom your spinning your wheels. See the bottom picture which shows the front of the spinnerbait (from bumping the bottom/rocks).

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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14967380 01/24/24 09:27 PM
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Went out today and spend several hours looking around on the main lake. Skunked! Most of the bait is out deep and there are what seem to be billions of them out there in 50 ft suspended 30-40 ft deep. Crappie have finally done their winter vanishing act. Didn't see any white bass or at least I couldnt get them to bite. Fish will be in the creeks in a few weeks so it will get better but it is tough right now

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Fished half the night, and until 4pm. Water is up since I fished last week. Bait is on the south side of the lake, and in Dove. I didn't go up from dove, but I'm curious if the bait is up in Meadomere. Big schools of bait at 30ft in the channels. Sandbass are playing hide-n-seek. If you want to catch some catfish, they are schooled up down at the mouth of silver lake between the tires and the bank. I caught 4 decent cats on a 6xd, and a glide bait. They didn't want anything to do with any type of bait I tried that looked like a shad. Ended up just letting the crankbait float up into the school and slightly swim it thru them. If you have bait, you can clean house. They are on the bottom, but the bigger ones are having a pow wow suspended about 10ft below the surface. You could prob tie up to the tires and drop bait. Anyhoo, bass fishing is tough. Sandbass are prob migrating up the lake, the lake spawners will be stacking up on main lake points but I haven't been up the lake to check. Tired, and I'm enjoying a very nice "kol beer". It was chilly this morning, water was freezing on the boat. Then this afternoon I just about melted from all my layers.


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Re: Grapevine Lake 2024 [Re: prosise] #14975485 02/01/24 06:55 PM
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I went out yesterday (1/31/) in my Kayak to investigate these catfish prosise mentioned. My first time fishing that area of the lake and wouldn't you know my fish finder crapped out for unknown reasons!? Would not power up at the launch ramp. I will have to look into that.

I went out undeterred. Used chicken breast with the strawberry jello application as bait. I had fun, weather was perfect and much better than being at work, however I only caught two catfish. A decent eater blue and baby channel cat. Had a few other bites but they did not hook up. If I had my fish finder I could have been more targeted. Half the time I was wondering if I was fishing around fish or wasting time. Also deployed 3 jugs at 12-15 feet also baited with chicken and those did not get touched.

The water down there was very off color with lots of debris. Wood, sticks, branches, mustard packets, Gatorade caps, condoms... you know all the normal stuff. I plucked some of the bigger stuff out and threw it away at the ramp... the plastic bottles.


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