Water Color: Stained Depth: 3’ below normal Water Temp: 82.3 to 86.9 degrees Forecast: Sunny – high of 98 with east winds 5 – 15 mph Boat Ramp: Oak Cove Marina Equipment: Rod – Lamiglas XC-665 Reel – Spidercast SCP-600 Line – Spiderwire Mono 17 lb. with a True turn 3/O hook Lure – 6” purple/bright yellow curly tail worm Black Bass: The wind out of the east all day makes it real tough to work the main lake points and humps that hold fish this time of year. We fished down on the main lake by the dam on the north side and worked the grass and the ditch. Worked a 6” purple worm with a yellow curly tail. The trick is to work the edge of the grass due to the quick drop off. They will hit it pretty quick. The fish are moving from the grass into this ditch which drops into 20 ft of water. The bite was quick and short, from about 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. After that bite stopped, we ran down to the cattle humps and picked up a few fish on a pumpkin/chart lizard – we noticed that all the fish are real quick on the bite. Also worked the west side of the Magic Tree Hump. The fish are really not wanting to feed due to the heat, but with this little cool front the bite this weekend should start to improve. One thing to please keep in mind when running the lake is to watch out for the main lake hump just east on the old 287 roadbed. You can see the top of it, its about 2 ft from being out of the water. If we don’t get any rain next week or two it will be out of the water. I’d like to thank the fine folks at Oak Cove Marina and my sponsors: Lamiglas Rods, Lunker City, Berkley, Spiderwire, Spidercast and Minn-Kota, Zap Lures, Gambler/Bang lures and Ranger Boats. Steve Schmidt Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service www.schmidtsbigbass.com 817-468-2671 (h) 817-929-0675 (cell) 972-923-6649 (w)

Water Temp: 82-86