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Friday, October 12, 2007

• Cross Lake Report 10/12/2007

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Started fishing around 1:30pm. I had planned on fishing off a point on the north side that has a slight drop off, but chose to hit wind blown banks instead. I found a spot with leaning trees and cat tails, dropped anchor, and threw a spinnerbait and a red rattle trap. First fish was in the slot and came on a rattle trap in about 2-4ft of water. A few casts later, another bass followed the rattle trap up to the boat, but turned away. I moved on down the bank avoiding trees with bee's nests working a spinnerbait and following up with a Lake Fork craw dragged slow along the bottom. I had one bite on the craw, but it came loose. Found a pocket I never knew existed and fished the first windy turn into that pocket. Had a small dink hooked on the spinnerbait, but it spit it out in the air. Had another decent bass chase the spinnerbait further back up in the pocket, but I guess the boat spooked it away. Caught my second bass along the pads in the pocket, but it was only a lil one. I did have one break off mid cast with the Gamma Copolymer and tied Yo Zuri on in its place. The only other hit probably came from a gar over on the west end. Water temps hovered around 80 except near where the line broke where there was some shade cooling the water down to about 77. I called it quits around 6:30pm. Looks like the cooler weather is shaking things up.

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