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Saturday, May 10, 2008

• Cross Lake Report 5-10-2008

I started fishing off the pier, but within the first ten minutes, I got my Trick Stick hooked on something out near where I know there is a sunken log. I hopped in the little boat and soon discovered that my hook was not stuck in wood, but caught up in someone elses fishing line. I used a small oar to wrap the line around and continued to wrap the line shorter and shorter so as to get some leverage because it felt like someone had hooked into the log I mentioned. I noticed one of the branches rising up with each pull, so I wound the line up even tighter with the oar and reached down to grab the wood. That limb broke off easily and I found a small offset hook buried in it.

So since I was already out in a boat, I decided to stay that way and began fishing cypress trees. I ended up catching two of the largest goggle-eyes I've ever caught. Both were able to throw the hook on the first hookset, but still had enough tenacity to bite a second time. Both were hugging up against the base of cypress trees. I would have had a third fish, but I missed the first strike and my worm broke apart on the second cast. Had to call it quits.

Water was much clearer today than yesterday, but still slightly stained. It looks like the water level is dropping significantly. There was only a very slight breeze and the water's surface was calm. I also noticed a little bit of hydrilla starting to grow. Still didn't check water temps, but we've had warmer weather lately, so I'm sure water temps have gone up a few degrees.