Wow, what a great weekend on the Choke Canyon! Between the white bass going crazy along the banks and the largemouth bass feeding like they haven't eatin' in months, my guests and I were able to catch a ton of fish.
I hope, if you were on the lake, you noticed that the shad are beginning to spawn. Therefore, gravel banks are the key areas to focus on for your bites. This shad activity is pulling the bass in. It is also going to lead into a fantastic topwater bite this week.
You can catch a lot of smaller bass up shallow with some bigger ones mixed in. The numbers of bigger bass up shallow will continue to increase over the next week. We also have a full moon coming which will be, what I believe, the final big spawning push.
Over the weekend, the bigger female bass were staging in 6.5 - 9 feet of water around hardwoods. We don't have the heavy grass in the lake this year so they are using the timber. Working plastic worms with a 1/4 oz slip sinker in and around this deeper timber was key.
The lake is still being dumped at a very fast pace. I cannot figure out why, nor can I get anyone to tell me why, but I have heard they are going to pull it 5 feet. This will put the lake at 20 feet low, give or take. It will also keep the bass spawning a bit deeper than normal so keep that in mind.
Best of luck and let me know if I can help when needing a guide,
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