Richland Chambers Bass Fishing Report October 7, 2009

Richland Chambers Reservoir Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Oct 7 2009 Water Color: Stained Water Temp: 72 to 75 F Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Boat – 2003 21ft Triton TR-21with 225 Merc Rod – Kistler Magnesium Senko Worm Special 7′ Medium Heavy Fishing Rod (MgSWMH70) Reel – Okuma V-200A baitcaster Line- 20lb Seaguar Inviz-X 100 % Fluorocarbon Lure- Texas Rig Color- Watermelon / Red Dipped Tail Creature Bait (Picasso Baits) Color- Black / Blue Creature Bait (Picasso Baits & Kicker Fish Bait Company) Fishing Report Black Bass: The lake at normal pool is 315.0 but as of today the level is 312.90 which is about 2-1/4 ft low. You really need to pay attention where you run still. There is a timber right under the water line and if you’re not careful it will hit it. All the fish are starting to move up and head towards the backs of the creeks. I have been seeing the sand bass are starting to run the creeks. This is a good sign that the shad is moving in the creeks. We have been targeting the main lake points and working the creek towards a secondary point. We are fishing are shallow, rattle baits, and cranks (citrus), if the lake has some chop pick up a S.O.B mini me spinnerbait. Check site 3/8oz white with nickel willow blades have been working on over cast days. If the sun is out, change up to gold willow blades. You can use these baits to find the fish a lot faster than pitch soft plastic baits. Note: if you find a short fish with the fast moving baits. The go back thru with some soft plastic and start back at the main point and move out into a little deeper water, three or four feet is all you need. The bigger fish are very close to moving up and towards the backs of the creeks. Check out lily pad cove which is Big Buck Cove on an AID map, or church cove. There are some docks on the left hand side that have pads all around them. Also across the cove there are two creeks and both having pads, in the coves? Some of the baits that have been working will in the pads in the morning were Tru-Tungsten Mad Maxx frog. These frogs that came out this year have a rattle in them already. Also an Xxploding Toad from Kicker Fish has been working well. You want to start and stop the bait; it seems the bite is coming on the pause. The color on the Xxploding Toad is a Watermelon Red, with a pearl belly and all black. This area has been hit and miss, better on a cool morning with sun. If it’s over cast in the morning, very slow. But in the afternoon with it being over cast it has been good with the Kicker Fish Xploaded Toad. Also pay attention to the docks, the docks that are close to deep water have been holding some pretty good fish. More so on the outside post, check out the Blue House dock. As you head in the backs of the creeks, watch your graph and if the water temp rises then stop going back. The fish will not be heading back then. The ramps that are in good shape at Oak Cove Marina. The public ramps that are use able is 309 but you need to be careful running out from the ramp. There are some shallow spots you need to be aware of. If you have any questions or help please drop me a line. If you’re on the water and you get hungry, try the restaurant at Oak Cove Marina off the Hwy 287 Bridge to the south. They have some of the best hamburgers and catfish on the water, and they’ve just added some terrific homemade desserts. They also have motel rooms, R.V. hook-ups, fishing pier, camping and gas on the water. To contact Oak Cove about tournaments, guide service or rooms, call 903-872-0888. Be careful on the water, as you know there are no true boat lanes on the lake. If you have any questions please give me a call or drop me an e-mail. We also have a video out on the lake, which is a great tool to see the lake before you burn a tank of gas to find the fish. Check out my website also in closing I would like to say that some of the products in this report could be found at you can also find these Products at Bass Pro, Cabelas ad Academy Outdoors & Sports. And always please wear a life jacket when running the big motor and kill switch. And please drink plenty water or Gatorade during the Hot Summer months. I have included the number for the Tarrant water Authority, (903) 389-3928 this will allow to see how many gates are open prior to going to the lake after it had rained. I’d like to take the time to thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina 903-872-0888 and my Sponsors: S.O.B. Lures, Seaguar Line, Kicker Fish Bait Co, Tru-Tungsten, Kistler Rods, Okuma Reels & Tornado Baits. Steve Schmidt Tight Lines and Good Fishing Schmidts Big Bass Guide Service 682-518-8252 (hm) 817-929-0675 (cell)

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