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#10931415 - 06/21/15 12:09 PM Choke Canyon...
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Looks good, fishes bad. Millions of baitfish on the graph, I thought they were shad but a man cast netting at Calligham ramp was catching baby suckers/carp about 2" long, so that's most likely what I was graphing as well. Only color I didn't try was gold. hammer

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#10931521 - 06/21/15 01:28 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
southtexascracker Offline
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Loc: Portland, TX
Lots of flooded brush?

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#10931559 - 06/21/15 02:07 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
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Quite a bit and it looks real good (it's the stuff you dream about fishing), mostly salt cedar looking stuff though and I fished the hell out of the flooded brush. Threw a frog, buzz bait, spinnerbait, senko, shallow crank and couldn't get a bite. Then tried to fish the old water line with deep cranks and jigs. What worries me is I didn't see much hardwood type of stuff that will last if the lake ever fills.


Edited by grout-scout (06/21/15 02:24 PM)

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#10931884 - 06/21/15 07:16 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
gar1970 Offline
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Did you see any gar rolling?
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#10932011 - 06/21/15 08:36 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
grout-scout Offline
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Very few gar rolling, I just saw 1 about 3' in Four Fingers. There were 2 big gar hunting rigs there but I never saw them to ask. Another fella said he couldn't find any to shoot this weekend but he he said a few weeks ago he did pretty good.


No gators, they have soooooo much brush to hide in now they can hide and never be seen. Just awesome looking cover, I should have taken a pic.


Edited by grout-scout (06/21/15 08:37 PM)

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#10932233 - 06/22/15 02:58 AM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
Big Lunker Offline
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Registered: 03/17/13
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Looks good, fishes bad. Millions of baitfish on the graph, I thought they were shad but a man cast netting at Calligham ramp was catching baby suckers/carp about 2" long, so that's most likely what I was graphing as well. Only color I didn't try was gold. hammer
Not fishing good at all. If lake comes up some more, I think they will have to re-stock for sure.


Edited by Big Lunker (06/22/15 02:59 AM)

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#10932309 - 06/22/15 07:26 AM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
wsimpson Offline
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Shallow (less than 8') crankbait bite...

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#10932641 - 06/22/15 09:55 AM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: wsimpson]
grout-scout Offline
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Originally Posted By: wsimpson
Shallow (less than 8') crankbait bite...



I threw one until the cows came home. Are you catching them over the new growth or at old shoreline?


I guess I should have added that I was fishing in/around the rain so maybe the fish we terrified of something they haven't seen in 7 years.


Edited by grout-scout (06/22/15 09:57 AM)

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#10932678 - 06/22/15 10:11 AM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
Jimbo Offline
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Don't know this for fact, but I've always heard and it's been my experience as well, that fishing around freshly flooded vegetation the green trees begin to sour and that the oxygen levels are depleted.
I haven't been to Choke since the water came up so I'm just throwing that out there.
I would try fishing the isolated dead brush!


Edited by Jimbo (06/22/15 10:17 AM)
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#10933474 - 06/22/15 04:30 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
Riotex Offline
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Registered: 03/10/06
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Loc: San Antonio , Tx.
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Looks good, fishes bad. Millions of baitfish on the graph, I thought they were shad but a man cast netting at Calligham ramp was catching baby suckers/carp about 2" long, so that's most likely what I was graphing as well. Only color I didn't try was gold. hammer

One of my strong Baits on Choke is always a Double bladed Char/wht spinner bait with GOLD Willow leaf blades !!! Through the years, I always wondered why they loved those gold blades over the silver ?? Then one day i was catching the baby carp with my cast net just as Grout Scout mentioned-- and figured it out ! I also switched to Gold colored cranks and did better as well !. Choke is loaded with Carp and is on the Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner menu for the Fish at Choke food
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#10933595 - 06/22/15 05:38 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
grout-scout Offline
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I remember Elroy Krueger advertising the neon good spinnerbaits back in the day, guess he was telling me something and I never listened.

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#10934285 - 06/23/15 02:04 AM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
Big Lunker Offline
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Registered: 03/17/13
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
I remember Elroy Krueger advertising the neon good spinnerbaits back in the day, guess he was telling me something and I never listened.
I remember those Fluorescent Orange ones he use to make and sell. Caught many a fish on those spinner baits when Choke first got going. Those were the days. wink

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#10944396 - 06/27/15 11:11 PM Re: Choke Canyon... [Re: grout-scout]
Jerry47 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/10
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Loc: Austin,Tx
I'm hearing that the frio river above Garner State park got 3-5 in of rain today.

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