Richland Chambers Reservior Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Sunday, August 26, 2001 (date fished: evening August 25, 2001) Water Color: Stained Depth: 2 below normal Water Temp: 84 to 95 degrees Forecast: Sunny – high of 94 with SW winds 5 – 15 mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment:Rod – Hookhider 7ft 149 C Medium Heavy Reel – Spidercast SCP-600 Line – P-line 12 lb. with a True turn 2/O hook Lure – Tomato Red lizard with Black fleck Black Bass: The wind out of the southwest all day makes it real tough to work the main lake points and humps that hold fish this time of year. This time is great time to get out and do some night fishing . We got on the water about 4 pm and fished until 10:30 pm We started out down in Ash Creek which is on the south side of the lake which is on the Richland Arm. We fished the out side edges of the timer along the creek. We notice the bass where pushing the shad up along the creek and timber. We worked a to water plug missed on fish, changed over to a Lizard and flipped them up around the cover. We changed over to a Tomato Red Lizard (Zoom) you had to catch them on the fall because, the fish are really picky on what they wanted to bite. We had a few fish come back for the bait. We ran up Chambers Arm and went into Prairie Creek and worked all around up in a Tank Dam flipping a Tomato Red Lizard with black/fleck right on the edges duck weed and grass on the shadows seem to do the trick. As it got dark and later in the evening we could back off the grass and duck weed which these fish where holding close to. We caught lots of numbers but no real size. One more thing if you travel at night have a plenty of light. If you have a GPS plot a coarse while it still light and you can follow it back to where you started. Let someone know where your going to be because, if something happen they would have some place where to start to find you. There is some good fishing at night you just have to prepare at little more only because you can’t see a lot. Take plenty of bug spray , if you get on your hands wash your hands off if not it will turn the fish off. Till next time Tight Lines and Good Fishing. I’d just like to say Thank You to the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors: Hookhider Rods, Spidercast, Aerial Angler Videos, Dual Pro Chargers, Bang Attractants, SOB Lures and Baithooker. Please Practice Catch and Release Thank you Tight Lines & Good Fishing Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service 817-468-2671(h) 817-929-0675 (cell) 972-923-6649 (w)

Water Temp: 86