Richland Chambers Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report : Sunday, March 11 2001 (dated fished Mar 11, 2001) Water Color : Muddy Depth : Above Normal Water Temp: 55 to 60 Deg Forecast: Rainy with the winds 5 to 15mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Hookhider Rods IM8 7ft Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line- Spiderwire 17 lb. Lure- 3/8 oz S.O.B Spinnerbait ( Color- White or Chartreuse Black Bass : The fishing on the lake has slowed a bit due to the high water and lake being muddy. But we have been finding fish in the backs of the coves that are in the north side.You will find a lot of grass cover that these fish will be holding close to until the mud lays. This water is the warmest,in these area’s. A few coves that you should look at is 309, Tree Top, Big Cedar, and Jones Branch to name a few. Once the rain stops for a few days and the mud settles and the lake clears up. You will find the fish start to move up in the shallows. A few coves off of Long Branch, Prairie Creek and the old 287 Road Bed. On the north side of Hickey island the road bed that leads up in to a little flat that holds fish . A few good colors on Soft plastic Watermelon, Pumpkin/ Chart , Black with red fleck/Chart tail will fish these both ways Texas Rig and Carolina- Rig . If I have a problem getting any of these big ladies to take your bait you might want to try Wacky Worm technique. Tips: I wanted to let every one know there is a great tool out there available to help in you on weekend fishing trip or if your a Tournament fisherman. You need to check Aerial Angler you can find Dennis at You can see the lake in such a different way. He will have Richland Chambers hopefully by the April. If you can’t some of these Big Fish get them back in the water so they can be caught on another day. So until next time, I’d like to take the time to Thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors : Hookhider Rods, Spiderwire, Spidercast Reels, S.O.B Lures, Gambler/Bang and BaitHooker. Please Practice Catch and Release Steve Schmidt Tight Lines and Good Fishing Schmidts Big Bass Guide Service 817-468-2671 (hm) 817-929-0675 (cell) 972-923-6649 ( wk)

Water Temp: 69