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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

• Cross Lake Report 12/5/2007

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

The weather has turned off nice and will remain fairly warm for a short while. I started fishing around 11:15am and the temps were already in the 50s. Water temps starting out of the Fleming launch were around 53 degrees. I worked some trees and one island on the west end for a couple of hours. I tossed a jig and a LFT craw tube at trees for a while and followed up those areas with a spinnerbait. I spent my time in between the islands throwing a spinnerbait, shakey head rigged swimbait, and a DT6 crank. Having another reel to work with left me a little disoriented out there. I didn't know what to do with five reels. I came around to the other side of the island I usually fish to discover decoys scattered around, so I pulled the trolling motor up and rushed over to that flat on the north side with the little cove tucked away.

When I coasted in, a boat was already fishing one end, so I went right for the cove. I put a blue/chartreuse Strike King Mini King spinnerbait on my BPS Prolite and worked the bank slow and steady as I entered the cove. Around 2:30pm, I noticed a shad splash in the middle of the cove, so I tossed over there and finally hooked into a fish. It fought me for a while and took some time before I actually saw that it was a bass. It felt big, but I am going to nickname this one "short round" because that's exactly what it was. My scale said it weighed 2lbs 7oz. It was only about 14-15 inches long, but it had a heck of a gut (see photo). Beautiful fish. The P-Line Halo held up great. Water temps in the cove were around 59, so that's a tad warmer than where I was this morning. That's the only fish I caught today. Called it quits around 3:45pm because it gets dark early.