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Sam Rayburn
Sam Rayburn - TX,
Summertime Bass

Hello anglers, it has been awhile since my last report. It is summertime now and the bite is slow but, there are some good fish being caught.

The water temp. is reaching 90 degrees, which means the fish have moved deeper. There are fish on the outside grassline in the 10ft. to 12ft. range. These fish can be caught on a "7 to "10 in. texas rig worm with a 1/4oz. weight. Red shad, red bug, and watermelon red have been the most productive colors. There has been alittle action in the mornings on topwater with a spitting image and zara spooks.

I hope this will help you have a productive day on the water this summer, see. If you are interested in a guide trip or would like to talk fishing, you can contact me at 409-698-9863.

God Bless and Good Fishing,
James Stricklin Jr.
Big Sam's Guide Service

Richland Chambers Lake

Guide Steve Schmidt

 Lake Report: : August 23, 2003

Water Color: Stained

Depth: 2 below Normal 

Water Temp: 81-89 degrees

Equipment:  Rod � Hookhider 7ft 149 C Medium Heavy

                         Reel - Spidercast SCP-600

                         Line � P-Line 12 lb. with a Gamma 2/O hook

                         Lure � Zoom Finesse Worm  (Tomato) Wacky Style

                         Lure-    Zoom 6� Watermelon Lizard

Black Bass: The early morning top water bite was pretty slow only had a few blow-ups on the White with black in Lilly Pad Cove. After working this area we ran to the TXI plant and ran a Buzzbait up around the Hydrilla. Had a few snakes chase the Buzzbait. As the sun was starting to warm up we backed off into 7 to 12 ft of water and working the edges with a Zoom Finesse worm and rigging it Wacky Style. If you threw the bait up in grass or sea canes they wouldn�t have any thing to do with it, but once you got the bait to the edge it would drop off and then you would get your strike. We also worked up in Prairie Creek and worked the out side edges of the tank dam .The key here was the stick-ups and the duckweed. There was 3 or 4 fish that came off the duckweed and the stick-ups each one was hold fish. All the fish in Prairie Creek came off Watermelon Lizard but make sure you just barely dip the tail in spike-it.  We are finding a lot of baitfish in the mouths of the creeks and some in around the boat docks but with this we are finding fish from as big as your bait to 2 pounds. The larger fish really won�t be moving up for about 3 weeks up in the creeks to start the fall feeding frenzy. Here are some of the the locations that we fished: Prairie Creek, Lilly Pad Cove, and TXI.

Till next time Tight Lines and Good Fishing.

Schmidt�s Big Bass Guide Service

682-518-8252(h) 817-929-0675 (cell)

O. H. Ivie Lake


By Dave Caudle
June 11, 2003

Black bass on the move early on top and later in day in 10-20 off ledges. Some spawning still in progress in the main lake 20 ft + 0n carolina rigged worms. Dark seems to be preferred. White bass on the move in large schools surfacing early and then on deep ridges.  We have been taking many nice bass in the middle of the whites on self produced large spoons. Limits can be expected of fish above 13 inches. Blue cat and yellow cats very good on jugs and trotlines with some channels being taken over baited holes. Crappie spotty in the day but good at night under lights in main lake near rock bluffs. perch beginning to move to spawn and pounders likely with hybrids on the move.
Lake has caught over 29,000 acre feet with a vertical rise of 4 feet expected. Additional rainfall likely and will only improve conditions at lake Ivie.

See you on the lake,