Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Sunday, October 29, 2000 (date fished: Oct 29) Water Color: Stained and some water muddy Depth: 2’ below normal Water Temp: 69.8 to 72.1 degrees Forecast: Heavy Rain – high of 75 with Southwest winds 10 – 15 mphs Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Lamiglas XC-675 Reel – Spidercast SCP-600 Line – P-Line with a Mustad 2/O hook and 3/16 weight 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. Both of these methods will allow you to catch some fish. I have found the smaller baits are producing bigger fish. The larger 10” worms will catch a lot of swimmers. Another place is directly across the cove from the Marina — between it and the bulk head there is a lot of grass. This area is good for Spinnerbaits, Carolina-Rig and some early morning Pop-R. 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: 70