Lake Report: Monday, October 2, 2000 (date fished: Sept 30th) Water Color: Stained Depth: 3’ below normal Water Temp: 76.2 to 79.1 degrees Forecast: Sunny – high of 90 with east winds 2 – 5 mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment:Rod – Lamiglas XC-665 Reel -Spidercast SCP-600 Line – Spiderwire 10 lb. with a Mustad 2/O hook 3/16 Lure – 6” purple/bright yellow curly tail worm Black Bass: Well it’s time to head to the back of the creeks. This morning it was a little cool running across the lake but it sure will wake you up. We started off the day by heading to the Lighthouse and fished both fingers of the creek there. We picked up a few fish — you will find the shad starting to stack up in the backs of these creeks. Right off the Lighthouse point is a pretty good brush pile that’s worth working a little as well. Although you’ll find that many fish are starting to head back in the creeks, there are a number of quality fish still suspended on these points. A couple of good creeks I need to mention are Big Cedar Creek just north of the island and Three Fingers Creek up by the 309 Flats. We also fished the Blue House Point, working both the creek and the boat docks, and put a good 2½-lb. fish in the boat and picked up a few swimmers also. We also worked the sparse grass located on the main lake point before you get into Prairie Creek. As the temp drops to cooler weather you will want to look at the lake’s southern creeks, Winkler and Reka, which will cool quickly with the north wind blowing up into them. Until next week. 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: 76