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Thursday, May 29, 2008

• Cross Lake 5-29-2008

Got to go out on the lake this morning. The goal was to make sure the boat was in working order after sitting unused for a couple of months. I hit the water a little before 7am and headed to the south end. I fished some trees and went back to a couple of places I hadn't been to before now that the hydrilla has taken a major hit. I was mixing it up throwing one of my new Strike King Rage Toads, a Terminator T1 spinnerbait, and a Tiki Stick. I caught an under on the spinnerbait along the back edge of an island near the Pawpaw bayou entrance. I came across a water snake resting in a cypress limb back there too. After fishing way back in the trees and hooking into what felt like a gar on my Rage Toad, I came back out and that water snake was still in the same limb. It could have cared less about me.

I worked my way around some more trees, lily pads, and another island in the southwest corner, but came up with nothing. I had a break off in the middle of a cast. Luckily a trail of line was floating in the water so I could recover my spinnerbait. I respooled, which is something I should have done when I came back from Detroit, and headed back north and west to one of my favorite spots between two islands. I started throwing a DT-6 and hooked up with a slot bass right away. It threw the hook right at the boat, but I got a good look at it. I'd say it went 14-15 inches.

Didn't have even the slightest bump the rest of the morning. Water temps were between 82 and 83 degrees. The lake looks heavily stained again after the rain that fell on Tuesday. It was windy and bumpy when I first started out, but calmed down as the morning progressed. It had been cloudy all morning long until about 11am when the sun started shining through. That's when the air temps started to really warm up, so I went on in. I wish I could find some fish on this lake. I can't imagine the torture the Thursday Night Tourney guys here go through.