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Saturday, August 18, 2007

• Caught a big fat 0

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Hit the water this morning around 6:30am after getting everything ready. Tested the trolling motor and found out it was still running slow. I still went on out. Lots of boats on Cross today. Must be prefishing for the championship or maybe there was a morning tourney. My usual spots were taken. My honey hole was occupied by a neighbor who has seen me catch there. I'm not sure if I should be mad that I can't fish there or happy that he's jealous. I don't think he caught anything. He was still there on my way in. I called it quits early because I really needed that trolling motor to work. Water temps were around 89. I quit around 8:30am. Threw a shakey head rigged swimbait and baby brush hog. Air temp was in the upper 70s. Spent my afternoon hunting for a new trolling motor battery. Picked up the BPS 185 for $104.99. I'm tired, but some stuff hit the fan while I was out, so it's time to fix a couple things and then eat some food.

I forgot to mention that when I came out of the canal that leads to open water, a funny smell was in the air. After reading something tonight, I discovered that the smell was that of dead fish. I had thought it was just that mossy smell from a hot summer morning. It sounds like the spraying they are doing for the hydrilla started killing the weeds and depleting the oxygen as predicted.

I also need to figure out what to do about the plate in the back that holds the battery in place. The new battery I bought is longer than the old one. At least the buckle strap holds it down. It's just sitting at an angle. That can't be the best thing. Might have to head back to BPS and find a tray that fits.