Thanks again to the Dock at Choctaw Lake and Ernie’s Pharmacy for hosting another fantastic fishing tournament over the Independence Day weekend.
The fishing committee did the annual fish stocking two weeks ago. This year 363 largemouth bass that were 6″-8″ long and 585 redear shell crackers that were 3″-5″ long were put into the lake.
We will be having the fishing committee meeting on Sunday January 27th at noon. It will be at 3030 Trensa Dr. NOT AT THE LODGE. the main topics will be fish stocking and structure. As always BYOB, it makes the fish stories better.
Below is the post from Fishing Committee member Keith O’Conner. Thanks again to the fishing committee for studying and recommending the proper fish to ensure Choctaw Lake remains the best place to fish for years to come.
A special thank you to Cailyn O’Conner. She was an outstanding helper with releasing the fish into the lake. Cailyn loves to fish at the lake! In fact, she began fishing when she was 4 years old! Cailyn is now 9. Rumor has it that one of her favorite fish to catch is……shark!! Of course you will not catch a shark in Choctaw Lake, but thanks to Cailyn and the fishing committee the lake has recently been stocked with Wipers and Red-Ear Shell Crackers.
Fish committee fish stocking (Posted by Keith O’Conner)
This past Friday (May 4th) we received the final delivery of fish for this year’s stocking of the lake. We put in 175 wipers which are a white bass/striped bass hybrid. These were in addition to a previous delivery of 900 red-ear shellcracker. I have included pictures of the wiper that were stopped and one that was caught here at the lake a few years ago as well as a stock photo of a red-eared shellcracker to give an idea of how big they can grow. This is the second year for the shell crackers so if anyone is catching them please let us know on Nextdoor. Just a reminder for everyone wipers and bass are catch-and-release only. Happy fishing.
The Fish Club met a few weeks ago and our consensus was to stock Hybrid Wipers and Red Ear sunfish this year. Also, we are looking for ways to raise money (sponsors, donations, fund raising activities etc.) to support further stocking efforts as well as support the carp tournament. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.