Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Wed, May 6,2001 (date fished Wed 2, 2001) Water Color: Clear to 1 ft Depth: Normal Water Temp: Top 76 to 72o, Bottom 65o (5/2/01) Forecast: Sunny with a High of 80 winds out of the South 5 to 10 Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Hookhider Rods IM8 7ft Medium Heavy Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line-P-line 12 to 17lb Lure- Zoom Lizard Color- Watermelon and dipping the tail in spike-it (chart) Black Bass: The water north of the 287 bridge is a little muddy than the water south of the bridge. The early morning top water bite pretty good, up in the shallow water. Fishing around the north end of Hickey Island. We worked the roadbed and tree line. We fished with a White S.O.B Pop-R throwing up next to the tree line. Work it across the roadbed. Coming off the roadbed next to the island working the shallow point which was a grass on it its been holding fish. Once the top water bite has turned off we changed over to a Carolina-Rig. Using a ½oz sinker and a black swivel and a 2/0 Mustad hook on a 24 to 36in liter. The action was real good. All water that we fished in this area is any where from 2 ft to 10 ft. Big Cedar, Goat Point and Hickey island are all north of the Hwy 287 bridge and Jones Branch, Crab Creek are all south. The fishing was really taking off in these area’s you just want to look for the grass and the pockets by the grass this seems to be the key. 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, 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: 72