Richland Chambers Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Monday, Feb 5,2001 (dated fished Feb 4, 2001) Water Color: Clear to 1 ft Depth: Above Normal 4in to 6in 2 gates open Water Temp: 43 to 49 Deg Forecast: Cold with a High of 60 winds out of the north east 10 to 15 Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Hookhider Rods IM8 7ft Medium Heavy Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line-P-line 10lb Lure- Wacky Worm Color- Watermelon & Red Shad Black Bass: The Bass fishing is going to be a good one this year. The lake level is going to be up an looks like we will have a good spawn. The last two years we really didn’t have a good spawn. A few are being caught in the backs of the creeks. With the warm temp starting to warm you can target the creeks that get the south wind blowing up in them they will warm faster. You will find these fish still in 15 to 20 ft of water. I have been working a Wacky Worm with a Watermelon & Red Shad. The bite has been pretty slow. But if you give it a couple weeks with some good weather you will be catching some good fish. I’d like to take the time to Thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors :Hookhider Rods, Lunker City Lures,Spiderwire,Spidercast Reels,Minn- Kota,S.O.B Lures,Gambler/Bang and Aerial Angler and Bait Hooker 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: 45