Richland Chambers staying hot for white bass

aadebbiewhitesThis report comes from guide Royce Simmons on Richland Chambers Reservoir.

Between Adam and I, we had a boat on the water everyday this past week and we both fished a couple of days.

The fishing and conditions were consistently good all week until Saturday, when a cool front and a little rain blew in, and Adam and his customers had to bump around in a strong North wind for a bit before finding fish that wanted to cooperate.

The only difference this week and the past few weeks was the white bass were on a different timetable. The full moon had the bite starting much, much later every day and we even had one day (Thursday) when the fish didn’t bite till almost 11 a.m. Still, we ended all our trips with either limits of white bass or a nice ice chest almost completely full of fish fry material!  

Seems that summertime is full of memorable trips and this week was no different. While we had a couple of trips with new customers, all the others were with Customers who have become good friends over the years and are now bringing kids and grandkids to fish with us. The enclosed picture is from my Tuesday trip with Debbie Williams and her three grandsons from Houston. What an awesome morning — we kept over 60 fish and caught well over 200.
Check out the 309 Flats and the Pelican Island area for schooling white bass each morning. Tie on a Clear Tiny Torpedo or a Tail Spinner from RSR Lures and you’re in business.

Keep an eye out for the herons and egrets and they will help you locate the baitfish and then the fish. We did have a couple of nice Hybrid Stripers this week. These larger brutes are in areas like the Windsock Point and the Turnaround off Pelican Island. Large Chartruese 2-ounce Slabs will sometimes catch you the fish of a lifetime.

To contact guide Royce Simmons, call (903) 389-4117 or go to