Richland Chambers Reservior Guide Steve Schmidt Lake Report: Monday, September 17, 2001 (date fished: 14 & 16 of Sept) Water Color: Stained Depth: 1-1/2 below normal Water Temp: 79 to 84 degrees Forecast: Overcast & Sunny – high of 89 with SW winds 5 – 10 mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment:Rod – Hookhider 7ft 149 C Medium Heavy Reel – Spidercast SCP-600 Line – P-Line 12 lb. with a Gamma 2/O hook Lure – Tomato Red lizard with Black fleck Red/Shad Worm Black Bass: The early morning top water bite was pretty slow only had a few blow ups on the White Pop-R. Changed over to a Zoom Tomato 6” lizard, worked the edges of the duck weed. The trick was flip on the matted duck weed and pull it across. Once you got the bait to the edge it would drop off and then you would get your strike. We also worked some grassy points and several boat docks in the backs of the creeks. If we didn’t get a bite with in the first 15 to 20 min we would roll up and motor to a new location. The larger fish haven’t made there push up in to the backs of the creeks. The water depth that we fished was from 2 to 10 ft of water, most of the fish where found in the 2 to 5ft range. The bait fish are up in the creeks the smaller fish have been moving them in to the creeks to start the fall feeding frenzy. Right now your finding fish from as big as your bait to 2 ½ pounds. The water temp is getting and little cooler in the morning this will bring your bigger fish into feed. I look to see the large fish pushed up in the backs of the creeks by the start of next month. That s only a few weeks away, while every one is out deer hunting you can be on the water catching fish. Some of the he locations that we worked were: Prairie Creek, Split Creek, Blue House, Ash Creek, 309 Tank Dam, Long Branch, Winkler Creek. Here are a few spots. 1. Lat: N 32°01.550′ Lon: W 96°11.930′ Name: PRAIRE C 2. Lat: N 31°57.620′ Lon: W 96°13.070′ Name: ENT WINK 3. Lat: N 31°59.361′ Lon: W 96°08.611′ Name: 309 TANK 4. Lat: N 32°00.240′ Lon: W 96°13.300′ Name: SPLIT CREEK 5. Lat: N 31°58.490′ Lon: W 96°14.330′ Name: BLUE HOUSE 6. Lat: N 31°59.240′ Lon: W 96°13.070′ Name: HYRILLA COVE Till next time Tight Lines and Good Fishing. I’d just like to say Thank You to the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my Sponsors: Hookhider Rods, Spidercast, Aerial Angler Videos, Dual Pro Chargers, Bang Attractants, SOB Lures and Baithooker. Please Practice Catch and Release Thank you Tight Lines & Good Fishing Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service 817-468-2671(h) 817-929-0675 (cell) 972-923-6649 (w)

Water Temp: 79