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Denton Creek 2024 #15001944 02/28/24 12:28 AM
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This thread is for anyone who wants to share info about Denton Creek (upper feeder Creek to Grapevine Lake). Remember to take any trash out that you can, it helps keep the creek clean.

Re: Denton Creek 2024 [Re: prosise] #15001958 02/28/24 12:38 AM
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I parked on 377, and dragged the kayak down to where the first step is (usually).

First step location.. https://maps.app.goo.gl/7Yrd4PGKV9bGWaE29

It's way too early, the lake level is still up and the first step is underwater. I met a man who (Ray) who was in a sweet little aluminum boat, he was heading down. Water temp is 63, and fishing is very slow. He caught a few above the water treatment discharge feeder Creek. Saw some people up from there with a few fish on the stringer, but there was no party going on. Really need the lake to drop another foot for the fish to setup on all the gravel steps. I didn't go up to the hole, it's not time and it would be wasted energy. Water looks good, but I didn't catch a fish until I got up to the step above the "Y" where the water treatment plant inputs water. It's amazing how much the creek changes, year to year. The picture below is where the first gravel step is "usually".. Right above this a step is a deep pool. I did doodle a jig on all the trees, and not one crappie bite. The full moon on March is typically the time, but I wanted to spot check things. Be careful all.

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Re: Denton Creek 2024 [Re: prosise] #15001986 02/28/24 01:14 AM
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First wave of fish has already come up and got caught out. I caught 40 plus early last week believe it or not. Really need another good rain to bring more up. I am surprised the crappie have been a no show so far this year.

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Fished the creek on Monday 2/26 and only managed 8 fish.
Water temp was 60 in morning and 67 when I left.

Put in at Marshall Creek/Trophy park and thought it would only take maybe 1 or 1.5 hours to reach 377, way, way off. bang
Paddling most of the way it was 2.5 hours from boat ramp to bridge.

Only caught 2 above the bridge but did not get far past it.
Tried for crappie in the log jams but no bites there.

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I think they are getting ripe, right after this next cold snap, it should be good.


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thanks for sharing information. Even though I live too far south to ever visit your places, there is something to learn from yall. thanks for the generous spirit not seen often these days

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I think I calculated it once, I believe it's 8 miles from TC park to Henrietta Hole by water. I need to go back to Google maps and check this. I saw a truck parked under the 377 bridge, but I can't get my truck down there. The mud hole getting down there has stopped me too many times.

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Originally Posted by prosise
I saw a truck parked under the 377 bridge, but I can't get my truck down there. The mud hole getting down there has stopped me too many times.


Just a heads up for everyone, I’ve been told by a game warden and the USACE Grapevine office that vehicles are not allowed along the west side of the railroad or parked under the railroad/377 by the Knob Hills trailhead.


Was out there Monday afternoon, a very grueling 20ish fish (probably a dozen keepers) over 4-5hrs. The most consistency was after 4PM.

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The best advice I can give you guys is not to mess with anything down the stream of the bridge. If you don’t see water moving, then you were in the wrong place


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I can second Kid's comment. We slayed them a week ago. 40+ fish and many of them were females. We also actively searched for crappie and found nada. Another good rain and we'll get another wave of them.

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Originally Posted by prosise
I think I calculated it once, I believe it's 8 miles from TC park to Henrietta Hole by water. I need to go back to Google maps and check this. I saw a truck parked under the 377 bridge, but I can't get my truck down there. The mud hole getting down there has stopped me too many times.

Go to Google Earth and use the ruler icon at the top of the page

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Re: Denton Creek 2024 [Re: Bassthumb: Phill's Guide Svc] #15004428 03/01/24 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassthumb: Phill's Guide Svc
The best advice I can give you guys is not to mess with anything down the stream of the bridge. If you don’t see water moving, then you were in the wrong place


That is spot on. I don't even stop until the first step that is usually visible. The Google map link I put in the original message. But with the lake level being up a skosh, it's covered up a little. But I wouldn't even mess with anything below 377 bridge (except for crappie and catfish). To find fish bassthumb is dead on, running water. I will go in a couple weeks, I know you could catch a bunch of small fish up but the big girls will not be here for a little while.

Note (main lake tip): I got a message from Mr. "R" this week. He caught a limit of big fish on Murrell point on Monday. (Big 14 inch sandies). They were feeding on big 4" shad. This will tell you the big ones are still at the main lake locations.

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I will be chasing the green fish, but will check a few areas on main lake for lake spawners. Last few years we found Magnum females on the end of Murrell Park "main point" which loved a crankbait.

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What kind of rain did everyone get yesterday? 0.27 here, near a feeder creek that flows to DC, about 20 miles upstream.

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You were a little too late actually, as Kid said. But there's more to come

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The fun hasn't even started. There are a couple spots that are flat amazing when the run starts. A rat-l-trap (tiny-trap) bumping the bottom in a couple gravel stretch's is so much fun. Hopefully we will not get a big flush, like we have seen for several years.

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It was pretty fun a couple weeks ago for me lol A big rain will get more fish up and that’s exactly what we need I feel.

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