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#11167047 - 10/15/15 03:20 PM Choke Canyon Help Wanted
SAT_Bob Offline
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Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 20
Greetings,

I'm fishing Choke Canyon for the first time in a couple of weeks and would appreciate any help. Will be taking the boat and fishing for bass.

PM me if you'd prefer not to post it for all to share.

Any info from general to specific concerning locations, baits, techniques and colors are appreciated.

Bob

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#11167292 - 10/15/15 05:17 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Very few fish it right now due to the lake fishing so badly. About the only thing I ever hear guys catching fish on is deep diving crankbaits.

The only place to bother fishing will be down by the dam in an area known as 4 fingers.


Are you used to running through timber?


Edited by grout-scout (10/15/15 05:19 PM)

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#11167334 - 10/15/15 05:46 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
OIF3 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/08
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Loc: Fredericksburg TX
Might check and see what ramps are open
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#11167353 - 10/15/15 05:57 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SAT_Bob Offline
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I'm not used to the timber but I'm hoping my brother is. It's his boat and he used to fish some of the lakes in the DFW area that have a lot of timber. Neither of us have been on the lake so we're not going to go flying around or anything.
Do you have any advice I can pass on to him?

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#11167441 - 10/15/15 06:50 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
grout-scout Offline
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Well, the first thing to remember is the lake is 20 something ft low, so when looking at your gps chart take 20' off the numbers. I'll post more later, I don't have time right now to tell all.

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#11167501 - 10/15/15 07:27 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SAT_Bob Offline
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Thanks grout-scout. I appreciate your time and the info.

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#11167848 - 10/15/15 10:26 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
grout-scout Offline
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First off the water clarity is about 1" (that's inch, not ft). It is green and you can't tell if the water is 10' deep or 1' deep due to the dirtyness of it. South shore (4 fingers) has the clearest water and the biggest fish like the clearer water.

Running the lake...

Find a few maps, google earth is good right now because it's current pic is close to the current drought stage. You will most likely be launching at Calliham Park; but I believe 99 bridge launch & Mason Point ramp are both open. South Shore boat launches are closed frown.

When you launch at Calliham you will be able to go left or right, right is the lake. When you hit the lake you will see 1 billion trees. There is an island called Hog island and the area across the lake is Calliham Point (it has cabins all over it). If you drive directly between them you will be taken to the South end of the lake. There are some big trees in the river channel (you will see some; but many more are hidden). Do NOT attempt to run the river channel towards the dam or south part of the lake. You want to be 150 yards or so to the right of the channel, this is your safe zone.

There will be an island to the right and that's called Huisache island. Some real shallow water all the way around it right now. DO NOT attempt to drive around it at any kind of speed, you will stick your boat in the mud.

It you drive directly between Huisache & the river channel you will be in the clear all the way to the dam. When you hit the dam area you will see cuts in the lake, fish those points & such.

There are a few danger areas that I'll mention but I doubt you will hit them (at least I hope not). There is a big concrete tower just past Calliham point. DO NOT hug the right side of the lake while driving by Calliham point.

There is another concrete chunk at a pond called Naylors pond, I think it is visible right now though.

The river channel is full of trees, if you head up the lake towards Mason Point then ONLY idle the whole way, bad that way.

If I remember anything I'll post:


Something I thought of... The bait shop there is a joke, take anything you can think of because nobody there will have anything of use.

Not sure how many days you are going but if you get really depressed by the miserable fishing then you can head south west to Falcon or south east to Coleto Creek.

Used to be some huge bucks in there but the TPWD dept quit letting people feed them so they don't come out like they used to. But since we might start cooling off at some point it might be worth a drive around the park to see if any bigguns' are out. (If you like to look at deer). Usually some javelina too, kinda cool to see if you've never seen one before.


Also there are gators in the lake, they won't bother you except for during mating season.


Edited by grout-scout (10/15/15 10:37 PM)

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#11167992 - 10/16/15 06:35 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SAT_Bob Offline
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Wow, great info grout-scout! I really appreciate the detail. I'll take a look at the maps with your info in hand.

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#11168059 - 10/16/15 07:39 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
grout-scout Offline
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Bob, where are you coming from & when are you heading to Choke? Maybe if I get time, I'll post the GPS coords of the concrete danger spot.

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#11168085 - 10/16/15 07:54 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SkeeterDon Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
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Loc: Pflugerville, TX
Now that is a great post grout-scout and gps coordinates of the danger spot would be awesome.
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#11168098 - 10/16/15 08:02 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
Emmett Offline
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Loc: Round Rock, TX.
Hey Bob, glad you started this thread, some awesome info. ( I am Bob's brother) thanks for the info grout-scout it is really appreciated, as Bob mentioned neither of us have fished Choke before and neither of us have had to maneuver through the hazards Choke offers before.
Again, thank you for all the much appreciated info. We will definitely post afterwards our experience of the day.


Edited by Emmett (10/16/15 08:04 AM)
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#11168588 - 10/16/15 12:23 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SAT_Bob Offline
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Registered: 05/04/14
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I live in San Antonio. Heading to Choke on 10/24.

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#11169359 - 10/16/15 10:21 PM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
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Stop by the calliham store for an amazing pulled pork sandwich. I haven't been to choke in a while, but hopefully they're still making those sandwiches and they're still as good as ever!
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#11169471 - 10/17/15 02:59 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I'm very interested to hear how it goes. I used to fish Choke Canyon every weekend. It just hasn't been the same in about 3 years. Rain would do wonders for that lake.
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#11169758 - 10/17/15 09:59 AM Re: Choke Canyon Help Wanted [Re: SAT_Bob]
SAT_Bob Offline
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I'll try the pulled pork and give a report on the sandwich and the fishing.

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