This is a fishing story. It is true. My dad and I were fishing up a finger of Shasta lake. He hooked a small (2 lbs?) largemouth bass. It broke his line and got off. We fished to the end of the finger and headed back. We got to the spot where he lost his fish and belly up was a bass. We scoped it up. It had my dads rubber worm in its mouth. Can a bass choke? Why was it belly up? Can a fish choke?