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Hit Choke again yesterday catching 50. No real big ones this time but plenty of action with some nice ones in the 4-5 pound range. Caught most in and around the grass using crankbaits, worms, centipedes and flukes. Caught the biggest ones though in and around the nastiest dead grass we found. Weird. Fun times!

I talked to Ed Matthews and Jack Sr. out there and it sounds like they did well catching an 11 on Saturday and a 9.5 on Sunday for their big fish for the club tournament they fished. Congrats guys.

For the guys wanting to go down and miss the traffic to and from, your best bet in the morning, (I leave out of Cedar Park at 3am), is to just take I35 out to SA and hit I37 south to exit 72 where you exit for 3 rivers. Watch your speed through town. ;) Turn right at the 3rd light in town to go out to the lake but before that, turn into the gas station at the 1st light to get the best breakfast tacos in Texas. The best start to any fishing day. :cool: Anyway, after the turn to the lake, South Shore ramp is a few miles down on your right and Calliham is several miles further at the yellow blinking lights.

On your way back, you don't want that SA traffic, so here's an easy way back down the back roads. When leaving Three Rivers, take a right at the light where the breakfast tacos can be had and head to Kennedy. When you reach the light at Kennedy, go straight. When you get through town, there will be a split. Take the left side and you'll go until you merge with Hwy 80. Take a right and 80 will turn into 183 which takes you back to Austin. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the info. On my return a couple of months ago, I decided to take a "shortcut" 1604. It didn't seem to be much of a shortcut.
Sounds like you had a good trip. Where did ya'll stay?
 

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Oh, come on... I totally agree with you on everything, but come on... that place def doesn't have the best breakfast tacos in texas... I think I've actually been afraid to try them. :)

But man, you've been having a lot of good fish out of choke. That's gotta feel great. I wish I could hit that place more often! I'll have to try doing one of those day or two-day trips soon.
 

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I guess then there was more than 1 over 11 caught prefishing. :cool: There's been 4-5 over 13 in the last week and a few over 12. Usually with the big fish come lots of small ones but the big ones can still be had obviously. Best lake in the country as far as I'm concerned. If you haven't been there, time to go and experience the great bite right now before they decide to go real deep. I'm actually looking forward to them going deep. I have a lot of offshore stuff I'd love to start hammering them on.

Yes 5-20, best breakfast tacos around. Don't be scared. ;D
 

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Jack Sr. did put a beautiful 10.8 in the boat on Friday. I was surprised that a 9 held up for big fish during the T. There were several 8s caught on Saturday as well, but the bite got tough for a lot of folks on Sunday.

Rumor has it a 14.5 was caught Saturday afternoon.
 

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I do the same day trips fairly often on Wednesday since I usually don't work then. I am suprised that I have not run into Texas Hawgs since that is my exact agenda. If you get two tacos you better make sure to have some TP handy. I am suprised that these big fish have not fully moved out deeper yet. There are a ton of smaller fish around the grass but you never know when you might stick a big one. I don't think the big fish will stay there too much longer, but who knows. Everything seems to be a little bit late this year on Choke. This is usually the kind of post spawn fishing seen in April and May on Choke. I took a friend's brother who pitches for the Express last Wednesday and we got about 45 that morning but no huge fish. I have to take a break this week so it looks like a good time to have the yearly maintenace on the Ranger.
 

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Well, sometimes Choke fishing is very dependent on when the grass comes in. If the grass arrives late like this year, the bass tend to stick around shallow longer to be in that fresh grass. They can get more oxygen and stay cooler in the grass when the temps rise. Same as the alligators. When it gets hot, they will submerge themselves in it and rest all day underneath it in 5-10 foot of grass only raising their snouts out to breath every now and then.

When the fish go deep in Choke, they can be found anywhere from 25-50 feet deep. Now that doesn't necessarily mean they are on bottom but sometimes suspended in deep trees and a hot lips express banged along the tops of deep trees can pull some out. A big worm or jig worked around those trees can work as well and also a Carolina rigged plastic. Good luck.
 

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It was my first time out on choke and I was out there saturday evening and sunday morning.  I got into em just before dark behind a wind broken point with grass on saturday and caught about 10 in the 1lb to 3lb range and broke off two times right at the last on what felt to be pretty good ones, but before that I couldn't find em and the wind was tearing me up.  Sunday morning again was bad with the wind and couldn't get on em and only caught 2 of the 3 bites I had.  I would like to get down there again with a little more time to see if I can't figure it out.  I believe that I did see you guys.  Good work on pulling in 50!!  
 
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