Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 (date fished: Nov 4) Water Color: Stained and some water muddy Depth: 2’ below normal Water Temp: 69.8 to 72.1 degrees Forecast: Heavy Rain – high of 70 with Northwest winds 10 – 15 mphs Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment:Rod – Lamiglas XC-687 Reel – Spidercast SCP-600 Line – P-Line with a Mustad 3/O hook and 3/16 weights Lure – 6” worm Color – Red Shad, Black, Blue/ Black / White Black Bass: With the rain and wind beating down hard, I ran from Oak Cove Marina down to the Clear View Marina, which is building new boat slips and a floating restaurant. As you get past the “no wake” buoy, there is hydrilla on the right hand side. You might have to make several passes through it but it will produce fish. · Try using a Slug-Go or Wacky Worm and work the hydrilla and feel your way across for some of the pockets. · Tie on a Texas-Rig and use a ¼ sinker so you can get into the matted hydrilla. · Wacky Worm works well in the Hydrilla The early morning bite pretty slow, I was throwing a 5/8 oz buzzbait with a Chart/Pumpkin color, with a four blade and a clacker this makes a lot of racket, no trailer. With the Barometer pressure up it tends to make the bite pretty slow. You really need watch your local weather report. The lower the pressure the better the bite. The White spinner bait in the backs of the coves is pretty good. (Winkler, Crab Creek)You really need to work the bait slow, try to throw really close to some of the timber. These fish are hold really tight to the cover. That goes back to the beginning of my report like the Hydrilla, these fish are close to the openings in the Hydrilla and once something comes in that area he fish are going to strike the bait. I’d like to thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my sponsors: Lamiglas Rods, Lunker City Lures, Berkley, Spiderwire, Spidercast and Minn-Kota, S.O.B Lures, Gambler/Bang lures and Ranger Boats. Please Practice Catch and Release Thank you Steve Schmidt Tight Lines & Good Fishing Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service 817-468-2671 (h) 817-929-0675 (cell) 972-923-6649 (w)

Water Temp: 69