Friday, February 24, 2017

February Tournament

Choke Canyon Resrevoir: 
Located on the  Frio River watershed in Live Oak and McMullen Counties, 4 miles west of Three Rivers
Surface area: 25,670 
Lake Level 20.1ft Low

Largemouth bass anglers are most successful on Choke Canyon during the spring, fall, and winter months. Popular spring baits include spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, rattletraps, crankbaits, and unweighted soft plastic worms or jerkbaits. Summer bass fishing on Choke Canyon can be frustrating for even the most experienced angler. Topwater baits such as buzzbaits, Zara Spooks, or Pop-R's, presented very early or very late in the day near weedbeds, are popular and can be productive throughout the day if cloud cover is present. Flipping jigs, plastic worms, or tube baits in heavy shaded cover are often productive when nothing else seems to work. Remenber to spool up with a minimum of 20 lb. line or heavier when fishing thick cover: dead huisache and mesquite brush fray lighter line quickly. As summer temperatures rise, some anglers concentrate on shaded areas in submerged vegetation while many experienced anglers go deep. Deep water bass fishing is best using crankbaits , Texas-rigged worms, Carolina-rigged plastics, or jigging spoons. Brushy main-lake points, rocky shorelines, submerged roadbeds, and flooded brush near deep water or a dropoff are highly recommended targets for bass when temperatures reach 90°F or higher.

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