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Water Temp = 70.5 at Calliham AM
Water Level approx 8' low
Water slightly stained (stayed on lower half of lake mainly-clarity was better around south shore)

Wind light out of East to Start

HEAVY FOG until 11 AM

Drove through some heavy fog on the way to Choke today. Started out at "Sunrise" 7am at Calliham. There were several other boats hanging around waiting for the fog to lift to make a run. Unfortunately the fog did not lift very soon. Now I know what it is like to fish in a cloud.

Water level was the lowest I have seen out there but I have only fished it a handful of times. As some others reported the fishing seemed to be off. Caught fish on Jigging spoons about 300 yards off the ramp and picked up a few on a shad colored crank also in the park. No bigs but keepers. Got tired of waiting for fog to lift so ventured slowly around the jetty and down the shoreline. Picked up another on the crank. Decided to slowly head across lake over to 4 fingers area. Picked up 3 on Tx rig 7" worm off secondary points in 7-8 FOW. Biggest going a whopping 3#'s. Woo hoo. :D Thought we had a pattern going but died out quickly. Headed over to south shore and saw a good 8#'r chasing a little 10" bass around in 3 FOW. Quickly threw the Swimbait into the mix but no dice. Wind picked up a little bit out of the East as the day moved on. Got off the water early to beat the SA traffic. Turned into a nice day to be on the water just wish the fishing was better and the water level was back where it was.

On the plus side, marked some new structure for when the level kicks back up.


Hope those who fished today or will fish this w/e have better luck than I.
 

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I don't recall seeing your boat. But mine is a Silver/White w/Blk Hull ZX250. I just fished for fun on Friday. I saw a bunch of boats headed down there while I was driving back on Friday. I am sure somebody whacked em though.
 

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Since the tournaments are done out there for a while I'll throe a little pattern that was smokin them for me in late August to early September.  Toss a med sized H20 crank, the 5-8 foot diver with the flat bill in white or orange with chartruese.  Toss right on the edge of the grass lines and crank a few times until you hit the grass then rip it through. That hydrilla down there tears free without fouling the hooks.  As soon as the bait tears through, WHAM!  Fish on.  In 4 trips the smallest fish of the trip was 7-2,  thebest 8-3.  The key was a grass line that dropped off into deeper water right of the edge.  7-8 foot at the edge of the grass was ideal.  Good luck,  Here's a couple of good ones from down there last month One day we had a 5 fish limit pushing 28 or so

And another my buddy Dan caught
 

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Not trying to stir the pot, just looking for some clarification....

You say the smallest fish you caught in 4 trips was a 7-2, but your biggest sack was 28 lbs? That math doesn't add up.

Those are some nice fish, btw. I haven't made it to Choke since March... I think I'll have to add it to my itinerary on my Falcon trip if the weather cooperates. Hit it on the way back north.
 

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Not trying to stir the pot, just looking for some clarification....

You say the smallest fish you caught in 4 trips was a 7-2, but your biggest sack was 28 lbs? That math doesn't add up.

Those are some nice fish, btw. I haven't made it to Choke since March... I think I'll have to add it to my itinerary on my Falcon trip if the weather cooperates. Hit it on the way back north.

Sorry for the misleading, or difficult to understand post, in four trips of fishing two moings and one afternoon, (you know head down there saturday morning fish the morning and afternoon and stay and fish sunday morning then come back)  Each trip we boated at least one or two quality bass.  of the four trips the smallest big fish was a 7-2.  Meaning that each of the 4 trips we caught a bass of atleast 7-2.  One trip the biggest was a 7-2, one trip the biggest was a 7-11, one trip the biggest was a 7-15 and the last trip the biggest was 8-3.   I can see how that was misleading.  We caught plenty of 2-3 lb fish but easch day were blessed with atleast a couple in the 6+ range.  Then we went down there for bass champs and I couldn't buy anything over 2 1/2- 3 lbs.  Really sucks when you cant produce when it's money time.  Good days were averaging 25-30 fish if the smallest had been 7-2 we'd have really been on fire!
 
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