Never fished Choke until 3 weeks ago. Thanks to the guys that offered their help along the way, specifically in running the lake.
Lake is not easy to navigate, in fact, I have stayed away from a lot of the lake due to the trees everywhere!!
1st time out I caught 6 fish all shallow with a 6.5 being the biggest. I fished shallow all day and finally figured out a little pattern. That being, some fish chasing dragon flies in the super shallow bushes. Only thing I could get to them was a frog. Pretty slow most of the day but the 6 lber helped.
2nd time out I went to 4 fingers and threw a spinner. The wind was blowing pretty good out of the north and I caught 10 in the first hour, 1 dink after that.....all day long.. All pretty small, I think the wind direction had them shut down after the morning bite.
Today, 3rd day. Started shallow and caught 2 dinks pretty quick, then nothing for about 2 hrs. I said, screw it and went looking for deeper stuff. I stumbled on a good point next to the river channel with a very hard bottom, felt like rubble rock with my c-rig. Anyway, caught 10 off this spot in 10 ft next to 30 ft on a baby brush hog C-rig. Switched to a 6xd and caught a 5.5 lber. Had a 4 lber earlier on the c-rig. Best day yet!
I have a lot to learn on this lake but it's obvious there are some good fish to be caught. It is definitely a tough shallow bite.....for me.... but seems like if you find a good offshore spot, you can do good.
Problem I find is all the flooded shallow cover looks good, I just can't get anything going up there. The gators are everywhere which is a bit unnerving. Oh, and I have seen some monster gar rolling.
And I can't catch a cold out of the hydrilla. The tops of it are dead due to the water dropping.
Edited by dmr183 (11/17/16 08:44 AM)