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Catching bait at Choke Canyon #13939739 03/28/21 10:43 PM
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Anybody know of a good place to catch a couple dozen 4-5" sunfish / bluegill at Choke Canyon? I'm taking my nephew to set limb lines and read TPWD doesn't allow transporting bait from one body of water to another. We live a few hours away and I've never tried catching bait at the lake. Anybody know of any bait shops that sell sunfish? I'd hate to get out there and not be able to find enough bait.

Re: Catching bait at Choke Canyon [Re: bbryce88] #13939839 03/29/21 12:10 AM
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The best bait you can use is cut carp/buffalo, Buds Bait & Tackle should have some. They also sell perch, but they aren’t cheap. I’d say you could cast net your own bait at Choke, but you’d lose your net very quickly. Check out the cut carp, it works.

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Interesting. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!

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i wonder if perch traps would work, i use them at coast with great success

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Originally Posted by FishFearMe
i wonder if perch traps would work, i use them at coast with great success



I thought they made them illegal in freshwater? I might be wrong.



You could prob cast net on the ramps, I wouldn’t venture off the ramp though.

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I've tried a perch trap a few times in the past with little success. I've found the best way is to find them where they're thick and catch them with a rod and reel. A cast net will likely get hung up at Choke Canyon because of all the trees.

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If you’ve never been there before, you’ll have to bait the lines just before dark or the Gar will steal all of your bait, if you use perch anyways. And please, remove your lines when you leave. It’s a mofo getting them unstuck from boat props while on the water.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
You could prob cast net on the ramps, I wouldn’t venture off the ramp though.


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The whole frozen tilapia from HEB works great in a pinch. Cut up in small chunks. Works great for channels and blues just dont expect to catch flatheads with it




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