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#12665584 - 03/09/18 02:52 PM Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp
fish123 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/06
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
I have not been to Choke since the water has been so low. Is anyone launching at the south shore ramp? I spoke on the phone to someone at the park and they said only small boats can launch there. I am not sure what she meant by that. I have a 18ft bass boat. Is it really too shallow to launch? Or is it just too shallow to jump on a plane near the ramp?

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#12665784 - 03/09/18 06:06 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
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The end of the ramp is out of water. Take a look at Google earth.
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#12666023 - 03/09/18 09:19 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
grout-scout Offline
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They were supposed to be fixing the ramp, doubt it’s happening though. Last time I was there they had barricades across the ramp, I figured nobody was allowed to use the ramp.

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#12666149 - 03/09/18 11:14 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
Wes H Offline
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I met a guy at calliham a week ago who had just come from there and said he was unable to launch with his bass boat.
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#12666525 - 03/10/18 12:55 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
R.Baker Offline
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I was there last weekend, save yourself the hassle and just go to Calliham.

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#12669546 - 03/12/18 06:35 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
Txbassin Offline
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They spent a ton of our money fixing the ramp. All that was needed was the years of silt to removed,last time i asked,the folks at Calliham unit said they had no plans to remove the silt because it would just come back. I say BS.
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#12669556 - 03/12/18 06:44 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
ChuChu1 Offline
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This would be a great time to extend the ramp like they did at Cassels Boykin park on Sam Rayburn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhluNmdeP3s
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#12669684 - 03/12/18 08:03 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: Txbassin]
grout-scout Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txbassin
They spent a ton of our money fixing the ramp. All that was needed was the years of silt to removed,last time i asked,the folks at Calliham unit said they had no plans to remove the silt because it would just come back. I say BS.



From what I understood, the sand under the ramp had washed out.

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#12671608 - 03/13/18 09:39 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
Txbassin Offline
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Yes the sand washed out from under the ramp and caused it to collapse. These pictures are from a few weeks back.
Remember when choke opened? I think the level was lower than it is now and we used this ramp.
I used it on opening day.I think it was in the spring of 1987.
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#12671659 - 03/13/18 10:13 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
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Thanks for the pics!

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#12671971 - 03/14/18 08:42 AM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: Txbassin]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txbassin


Yes the sand washed out from under the ramp and caused it to collapse. These pictures are from a few weeks back.
Remember when choke opened? I think the level was lower than it is now and we used this ramp.
I used it on opening day.I think it was in the spring of 1987.


So these are current water level from south shores. Are they allowing people to launch there? Seems like 4x4 would be no problem, pretty much what mason point looked like a few years ago. We stuck a 2wd duramax on it but a 4x4 1/2 ton did perfectly fine the next day.

Thanks for the information, so is it like a launch at your own risk? or they still wont let you? or?

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#12671992 - 03/14/18 08:57 AM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
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BUT, is anyone catching fish? Size? Numbers?...
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#12674762 - 03/15/18 06:08 PM Re: Choke Canyon South Shore Ramp [Re: fish123]
Txbassin Offline
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Launch at your own risk!!
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