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Friday, December 7, 2007

• Cross Lake Report 12/7/2007

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Started fishing around 11am. I got a slow start and had to wait at the launch for another guy to get his boat in. Lots of people parked at the Fleming launch this morning. I guess the crappie bite has been on lately. Water temps out of Fleming were around 53.

Anyway, started fishing out in 8-9ft of water with a c-rigged LFT lizard and a shakey head rigged Renegade worm. I probably spent an hour working around in a circle. I watched the gulls fly in and land on the duck blind frame near me. I also ran a DT-10 around dragging the bottom, but I still couldn't get anything to bite. No blips showed up on the sonar either.

Gave up there and went over to my spot between the islands. Someone was already there. Went back east to that small cove. Somebody was there too. I worked the bank to the left. The water temperature was about 54 degrees. I drifted with what wind I had tossing a spinnerbait at cypress trees and letting it drop before the retrieve. Nothing yet. I drifted towards the bank and noticed hydrilla still alive and well beneath the trolling motor. I tossed the small Strike King Mini King spinnerbait over the top of that stuff and came up with a dink. Did the same thing on the opposite side of the boat in about 4ft of water and hooked two good fish. Switched to the larger Terminator T1 spinnerbait and caught one more. I motored out towards the center and worked the spinnerbait a little more, but decided to turn back for the bank. I trolled the spinnerbait and caught another.

I should have stayed in that spot and fished some more, but the wind came up suddenly and pushed further north. I went with it and kept tossing both spinnerbaits, but didn't get any more bites. I called it quits around 3pm.

Went to Bass Pro this evening and picked up some more Carolina Rig weights.

What worked today?
BPS Prolite, 12lb P-line Halo, 3-4ft of water, 54 degrees, blue/chart Strike King Mini King spinnerbait

BPS Pro Qualifier Limited Edition, 12lb Gamma Copolymer, 5ft of water, 54 degrees, fire tiger Terminator T1 Spinnerbait



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