Lake Report: Saturday, November 19,2000 (dated fished Nov 18,2000) Water Color: Muddy and Stained Depth: 1 ft below normal Water Temp: 53.3 to 58.9 deg Forecast: Heavy rains & sleet winds out of the north east 10 to 20, High of 40 Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Lamiglas XC-665 Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line-P-line 10lb with a Mustad 3/O and 1/4 bullet sinker Lure- 6” Zoom Worm Color- Red Shad, Blue/Black Black Bass: Well I have to say it was a tough day. With the early morning temp in the low to mid 30. Ran down the main lake fished Dog Leg Point. Fished the creek side of the cedar trees 17 to 24 ft of water. With this cold front coming in like it did it really turned these fish off. During the week the fishing was pretty good. Ran down to the cement plant and fished the lake just under the last bridge. It’s 6ft of water under the bridge, but once you get past it and over the old railroad tracks it will put you in the 20ft lake. You will see the warm water being dumped in from the cement plant. There is a lot of Hydrilla and Grass. Here we pitched a few worms and spinnerbaits, but it was very muddy. Went to Grape Creek and week to back and fished the back of the creek in the 20 ft water, that’s right 20ft once you past the road bed coming it the beginning of the creek its only about 5 to 10 ft but if you get all the way back on the left you will see the deep water. Worked a Zoom Red Shad right along the edge of the creek only one fish. There really wasn’t any hit to the bait it was really soft. We got off the lake the weather was getting worst and it wasn’t safe to be on the water. It made it a rough ride back to the marina. I would like to wish every one a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, until next week. I’d like to take the time to Thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors :Lamiglas Rods, Lunker City Lures,Spiderwire,Spidercast Reels,Mnn- Kota,S.O.B Lures,Gambler/Bang and RangerBoats. 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: 53