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Monday, January 28, 2008

• Cross Lake Report 1/28/2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I hit the water around 1:15pm and headed to a few of my usual spots on the west end. Water temps were around 44 in the main lake and around 45 closer to the bank. I started out throwing a swimblade in about 5-6ft of water and working it along the bottom. I also gave a crankbait a quick run. I worked a black/red jig with a Paca Chunk trailer in the cypress trees. Not even a bump. I've never fished this lake when the water temps were below 50, so this is somewhat new territory for me. I did get to use my new BPS Crankin' Stick this trip. Casting distance was much better compared to the medium action Sojourn rod and I could feel the thump of the swimblade fairly well. It seems a little strange to me that a medium light rod handles a 3/8oz lure better than a medium action rod. I didn't use a crankbait with it this time. I also felt like I had more control. Guess that's the difference a 7' rod makes. I called it quits a little after 4pm because the cool air was getting to my fingers. I couldn't make good casts.

Skunked today. If the rain quits tomorrow and things warm up before another cold front comes through, I may go out again in the afternoon.

(EDIT)
I forgot to add that I got a free lure in this outing. I came up on a tree and noticed something chartreuse about 12 feet up in a limb. I motored over and clipped it free of the line wrapped in the limb and tried to get some of the line while I was at it. The lure was a Bass Pro Shops Tornado Spinnerbait minus a skirt. I'm not sure what happened to the skirt. I threw on one of my spare spinnerbait skirts and tested it out to make sure nothing was wrong. Works pretty good, but I'm not sure how productive a lure it is. I'll have to read the reviews.

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