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Richland Chambers, June 11, 2005

I fished some great repeat clients today, Carl, Jeanna and their sons Matt and Michael. They are a great little family and a lot of fun.

I started the morning at Pelican Island and we immediately found some schooling fish. I moved out into deeper water only to find smaller fish. Even then it seemed like the larger fish were shallower in water 17 to 20 feet deep. We caught quite a few fish early and then as the surface action died away I moved us on to what I had hoped would be bigger and better things.

I tried all the usual spots with minimal results and finally decided to try trolling similar areas where we had caught the fish that morning. I trolled Hellbenders with Crippled Herrings and we caught more good fish. We went in around 11 for lunch and came back out only to find the fish had moved on. We had 30 White Bass at the cleaning table. We had caught around that many more White and undersized Hybrids that we released,

Bob Holmes and Chris Watkins were both around at lunch and they had done quite well. Oh well some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug. Both these guides helped me with some tips and both are real gentlemen. If I can’t take someone out (LOL) that wants to fish Richland Chambers I would never hesitate to recommend either guide.

The water was clear and varied in temperature from the upper 70’s to low 80’s. The fish we caught today were on Burgess Baits primarily in the chartreuse over white color in the 1-1/2 ounce size.

Good luck, it seems that on most lakes right now the fish are changing from the spring to summer patterns and this can be a difficult time for all of us. Don’t hesitate to change tactics if what you are doing is not producing the fish you want. I myself am in the process of buying downriggers as well as a Grayline bait tank. Just like in the Marines – you can NEVER have enough firepower. LOL

E-mail me if I can be of any use or help to you in anyway.

Omar Cotter

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