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Friday, February 8, 2008

• Off The Pier 2/8/2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

This evening I went out on the pier and played around with the Jobee Pro hooks again, but didn't get any bites. I thought I felt some funny taps a couple times. I tied on my 1/8oz chartreuse/white shad Terminator Tiny T spinnerbait with a single Oklahoma blade to get some use out of it so I can post a review at some point. After I got the feel of the lure down, I started really trying to fish with it. Not far from where I caught the 3lb bass the other day, I felt something firm take hold of the spinnerbait, but it didn't feel like a strike. I still set the hook and pulled out a small chain pike luckily without any noticeable line damage from the teeth. I let it go because unlike many anglers down here, I do not consider them trash fish. They're fun to catch and aren't a major threat to the bass population. I also saw a small gar under the pier in very shallow water. I love catching those things too. Very challenging to hook a gar and keep it hooked, although you can get them to strike without much fuss.

BPS Prolite Finesse Combo, 12lb P-Line Halo, 1/8oz Terminator Tiny T, 1-2ft of water, temps likely in the upper 50's, slow retrieve