2014 Jan 07 - FISHING REPORT
I know it's difficult to think about Fishing and Spring Break when it's 30 degrees outside and Winter still has it's hold on us! But, it won't be long till the March Spring School Break is upon us and the Kids and Grandkids will want to GO FISHIN"! My research has showed that most Texas School Districts will be on break from March 10th thru 14th, but some like Houston are out from March 17th thru 21st. Private Schools are often on different schedules also. I'd encourage you to check as not all Schools are out at the same time this year.
In years past, Adam and I have conducted two trips a day (Morning and Afternoon) Monday thru Saturday during the Spring Break Week so we could accommodate as many folks as possible. However this year, we'll be offering FEWER trips and wanted to let you know as early as possible so you could get on the calendar. I'll still be fishing Monday thru Saturday but only ONE TRIP a day. Adam will be fishing on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. So, we'll be going from a potential 24 trips in the past to 10 trips this year during the Spring Break Week. This will allow us to give our customers a little longer trip, hopefully work around weather issues, and shorten our day from around 16 hours to 10 hours. (The Family likes the shorter days and I think we will too!)
We want to encourage you to reserve the date you want as soon as you can. If you need a Cabin at the Marina, just let us know and we can arrange this for you. Check out the website @ www.gonefishin.biz for rates, package costs, etc.
We always have to turn away business during Spring Break and know that this year will be one where we can't accommodate everyone. We'll give you the names of the few other Guides we trust to give you a good trip if we can't fish with you on the date you want.
Give us a call @ 469-371-5197 or email us if you have questions or want to reserve a date.
Hope to see you this Spring!
Royce & Adam Simmons
Gone Fishin' Guide Service
2013 Dec 25 - FISHING REPORT
Here's hoping you had a very Merry Christmas and are ready for a Great New Year!!!
Before we get into the Fishing Report for Lake Richland Chambers, Adam and I want to THANK all our friends, customers and potential customers who click on our website and read our Reports. We know that the Reports are being read because we receive many calls and requests for information about our Lake. We are blessed in that we've been able to do what we love (Fishing and Hunting in the Great Outdoors) and meet LOTS of wonderful folks who started out as Customers and became Good Friends! Thanks to all out there, those who read the Reports and those of you who will become our Friends in 2014!
We had some pretty good fishing during the late November & December timeframe, and if the Cold Fronts don't get too severe, it will continue into January & February. The White Bass have not been on their aggressive Fall/Winter feeding patterns lately, but the Catfish have taken up the slack!!! The key is being on the Lake when they are the most aggressive and then you get plenty of action from the Channel and Blue Catfish and sometimes some of the BIG Old White Bass and Hybrid Stripers.! We're catching most of our Catfish on Danny King's Catfish Bait and fishing in the timbered areas on the Richland Creek arm of the Lake. Depths vary from trip to trip, but water from 15' to 25' will normally hold fish.
White Bass can be caught on RSR Glitter Shad Slabs ( www.rsrlures.com ) in Silver or Chartreuse colors. We're also placing a small Feathered Jig about 18" above the Slab and sometimes catching "Doubles". The key is to move the Slab slowly off the bottom and set the hook on the slightest bump! The bite can get very "soft" and sometimes difficult to detect as the water temps get cooler. I tell our Customers that "When in doubt, set the Hook!" Check out the normal Winter locations with the Windsock Point and Pelican Island areas producing late in the Morning and early Afternoon.
It won't be long before Spring Time will be here and it's none too early to be planning a Kids Spring Break Week Trip in March or a Saturday Family Trip in March or April! Our Weekends fill real early in the year as we normally offer AM & PM trips on Saturday, but also always take Sunday off. Give us a call to get on the calendar. Last, but not least, we'll once again be offering a our "Package Special" of a Fishing Trip and an Overnite Stay in a Cabin at Fisherman's Point Marina at a great low rate! We don't think you can get a better Fishing Trip and Get-A-Way anywhere!!! Have a Great Day and give us a call and Let's Go Fishin'!
Royce & Adam Simmons
Gone Fishin' Guide Service