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Sunday, December 9, 2007

• Cross Lake Report 12/9/2007

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Had to go fishing again today since the temps were in the mid-70s. I couldn't resist. Started fishing a little late around noon. This time I headed to the southwest corner of Cross. The wind was blowing in that direction anyway. The skies were mostly cloudy. I went right for the wind blown bank of an island and picked up my first two on my T1 spinnerbait. They were in about 4ft of water where the hydrilla wasn't completely dead. Water temps were about 59. The first hit right up at the boat and the second hit way out early in my retrieve. I almost thought that fish was just a pad stem until I felt it moving.

Went on around the island drifting with the wind to the north side and came around to the dying pad stems. Saw some fish hitting the top here and there, so I continued with the spinnerbait. Finally picked up a 3rd fish that weighed 2lb 8oz. That thing slammed the spinnerbait as I ran it just under the surface.

I kept fishing the pad stems for a while, but didn't have any takers. Headed to the southwest corner and explored places I've never been before. Found a bayou of sorts heading due south and made a turn back to the east. I scared up some fish back there, but nothing wanted to bite. Maybe they were crappie, but a few swirls in the water were definitely big enough to be bass. Note to self. Haha.

Came out of the southwest corner hoping the battery had plenty of juice left and went back to the east side of the island I fished earlier. I picked up my fourth bass and called it quits around 3:30pm.

Still a lot of coots and other birds all over the lake in good numbers. I almost hit a couple this time. Usually they can get out of the way. I still can't seem to find the bigger bass. I'm not sure where to go from there. Looks like I might have to jig my way along the cypress trees on the south end for a while and see if I can come up with anything.

What worked
BPS Pro Qualifier Limited Edition, 7' IM8 rod, 12lb Gamma Copolymer
1/2oz Terminator T1 spinnerbait


JM Ridlon said...

As active as those fish seemed to be, have you thought about topwater? It looked like there was a nice chop out there, a buzzbait may have worked. I went out yesterday and had to fish really slow with finesse worms to get any takers. Didn't feel any of them bite either, one of the fish was swimming at me and I picked up the rodtip to start hopping it again and realized there was too much slack and just realed down and set the hook. Just small fish for me that day.