Richland Chambers Bass Fishing Report September 26, 2009

Richland Chambers Reservoir Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Sept 26 2009 Water Color: Stained Water Temp: 79 to 84 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) Fishing Report Black Bass: The lake at normal pool is 315.0 but as of today the level is 312.50which is about 2-1/2 ft low. You really need to pay attention where you run. There is a timber showing and if you’re not careful it will hit it. The fishing has been pretty good in the morning up until 11:00. All the fish are starting to move up and head towards the backs of the creeks. You will find some in the back but the key is watch you graph for the shad. 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. This same area is starting to be more productive in the afternoon as well. Also as you leave arm, you will see to your left a second arm as you pass it you will see a main lake point. Head toward the point you will see a tree line and on the tree line is a road bead. Just to the right of the tree line there is a grass. It’s not Hydrilla but its some type fine grass, not pepper, when you pull it up it looks like grass that you would find in your yard. A Carolina Rig and Tx Rig were worked well. The shad have been starting to move back and the shad it seems they are stopping at the grass before moving back in the creek. This one point on the left of Oak Creek; it’s just two creeks over from Midway Landing west side (South End of the Richland Arm). You will see some large boulders on the bank. Keep the boat in about 8 to 10 foot of water. All the fish being caught are coming out 4 to 6 foot of water. On this point we are using a C-rig with a ¾ Tru-Tungsten weight with two 8mm force beads, with a 12” to 16” liter on a minimum of a 4/0 wide gap hook. 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. Steve Schmidt Tight Lines and Good Fishing Schmidts Big Bass Guide Service 682-518-8252 (hm) 817-929-0675 (cell)

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