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Choke Canyon Reservoir

Choke Canyon ReservoirChoke Canyon Reservoir Fishing Guide Evan Coleman

Choke Canyon Reservoir Fishing Guide Evan ColemanEvan Coleman is the owner of Big Bassin' Fishing Tours and the Lake Pro Guide for Choke Canyon Reservoir. Evan started bass fishing at a very early age and his passion for the sport just keeps growing. When he was just 12, he started fishing tournaments in the local clubs and moved on to tournament trails in high school, and then moved to the college series once he enrolled at Texas State. While in college, Evan traveled the country with the tournaments, learning how to fish different types of lakes and conditions. In 2016, he placed second in the country at the College BASS national championship classic bracket. He started his own fishing guide business in 2015 because he wanted to share his passion for bass fishing and teach others how to be successful. In addition to Choke Canyon, Evan guides on 12 other lakes in central Texas.

Evan's personal best on Choke Canyon is a largemouth bass weighing in at 10 pounds 3 ounces. He loves fishing Choke Canyon because he loves fishing grass and this lake has plenty of it. Plus, Choke Canyon has a ton of fish and a ton of big ones, to boot. Evan goes there to fish when he wants to nail a new technique.
Fishing Choke Canyon Reservoir

Choke Canyon lies in the thick of the brushy heartland of the South Texas Plains, where it is said that "everything sticks, stings, or stinks." The Choke Canyon Dam which creates the reservoir is located approximately 4 miles west of Three Rivers in Live Oak County, on the Frio River, a major tributary of the Nueces River. The reservoir provides drinking water for the city of Corpus Christi, and excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all abilities, particularly those fishing for largemouth bass and catfish.

When fishing Choke Canyon, you can expect the water clarity to typically range from clear to slightly stained. The reservoir offers a range of habitat, including isolated beds of water stargrass, American pondweed, coontail, cattail, rushes, steep rocky banks, flooded timber, shallow brushy flats, and creek channels. You will also find moderate densities of hydrilla.

The record largemouth bass for Choke Canyon Reservoir is 15.45 pounds.

See Choke Canyon Stocking History and most recent Electrofishing Survey Results at the TPWD's website.

Choke Canyon Reservoir Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations which can be found on the TPWD website.

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Lake Pro Scouting Reports

Published every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. by guides who are on the water nearly every day, these scouting reports provide a general overview of the fishing conditions for the coming weekend.

Lake Pro Guides Podcast · Lake Choke Canyon Scouting Report - April 30, 2020