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#11937766 - 11/16/16 07:36 PM 3 Trips on Choke Canyon
dmr183 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1060
Loc: San Antonio
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)

#11937775 - 11/16/16 07:43 PM Re: 3 Trips on Choke Canyon [Re: dmr183]
dmr183 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1060
Loc: San Antonio
Water temps are mid 70s.

#11937853 - 11/16/16 08:35 PM Re: 3 Trips on Choke Canyon [Re: dmr183]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6892
Loc: Boerne, Texas
There's a few senderos that you can run when you want to learn the rest of the lake, it's one of those things that once someone shows you then it gets a lot easier to understand. You're catching some pretty good fish, it gets pretty slow in the summer time and cold of winter gets real slow.


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