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Lake Grapevine May 15, 2004

Hello All,

Well it just doesn't get any easier for a guide!

I fished Lake Grapevine this past Saturday and we did extremely well. Catching between 70 and 100 Sandies (White Bass) in 5 hours time!!

The fish and the birds were all over the lake!! I started off at Rock Ledge myself with my customers, Glenn & Shirley Schaeffer and did not do real well there. I moved us up to Murrell where it was pretty much non stop action. I love watching the Sandies boil the water chasing shad! When the action would slow slightly all we had to do was move out to the nearest drop off and they were there staging for the next run on the shad. We caught fish anywhere from 6 to 23 feet deep.

The majority of the fish were caught on Rainbo Shad Slabs in chartreuse and I also have begun using another bait made by a new manufacturer. This guy doesn't have names for his baits yet but they are very similar to the prune pickers made by the six old geezers. This one worked well enough to have most of the paint worn off the bottom half!! The cooler weather was welcomed by me, if not by my clients. The longer the water temps stay down the better the fishing will be.

The water clarity seemed to vary considerably depending upon where you were on the lake. The water was clearer at Murrell than at Meadowmere or the island. Water temp was around 68 degrees. If the birds sit down for sure start looking for a drop off and watch your graph to see what you can find. Good luck all.

E-mail me if I can be of any use or help to you in anyway.

Omar Cotter

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