Richland Chambers Reservoir Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Monday, July 30, 2001 Water Color: Stained Depth: 6 in below normal Water Temp: 88 to 91 Forecast: Sunny high of 98 winds 2 to 5 mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Hookhider Rods IM8 7ft Medium Heavy Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line-P-line 12 to 17lb Lure- 4 in craw Color- Black with Chart Claws or Black/Blue with Chart Claws Fishing Report: fished lake July 29, 2001 Black Bass: Its been a tough month on Richland Chambers. The early and late evening has been fair. Been catching a few fish on a Carolina-Rig. Been working tank dams north of the 2859 Bridge and main lake point . Been on the water from 5:00 am until about 11:00am and also working the same area from about 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The top water bite has almost com to a stand still in the early morning. I recommend that you flip a Texas Rig Worm or a Carolina-Rig. On my Carolina-Rig I have down sized to a 1/4 oz egg sinker & 18 liter and using a 2/0 hook. If the wind is up I would use a ¾ oz egg sinker. The early morning I have been working in and about 5 to 10 ft of water look for the quick drop offs. As you come off the drop offs you will find these fishing hanging the edges of the drop . These fish are suspending in these area, early and late in the evening. Work the two main lake points up in Orchard Point as well as the tanks on both sides of the point. Work the main lake point up and around Tree Top Creek. If your up around Tree Top work the deep water point and the duck weed that comes out next to the tree line. I have been flipping a Texas Rig Worms or Wacky Worm along the edges. This area has been good in the late evening. You need to make sure you have a good spot light or if you have GPS. Run the area your going to fishing. This will track on your GPS then, as it gets dark and later when you start to leave you can get back safe. This is just a guide to get you back . I ‘m also happy to announce the release of Richland Chambers Video. It’s a 70min video of Richland Chambers presented by Aerial Angler Videos. You can contact Dennis McGuire at or at . You will also be able to pick up this Tape at Oak Cove Marina. I’d like to take the time to Thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors: Hookhider Rods, Spiderwire, Sewin-Sam, S.O.B Lures, Gambler/Bang, Aerial Angler, Bait Hooker, Dual Pro Chargers. Please Practice Catch and Release Thank you Tight Lines & Good Fishing Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service 817-468-2671 hm 817-929-0675 cell 972-923-6649 office

Water Temp: 89