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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

• Cross Lake Report 5-6-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Well Cross was the same old Cross today. I fished out of the small pedal boat this evening. Some young guy and either his wife or mother with a little girl were out my way in a much bigger boat. On their first pass by me, they didn't even give me as much as a hello. Then they ended up cutting me off to fish a spot I was drifting towards. I'd say it was fairy obvious which way I was going and his intention was just as obvious as he zipped around the bend to cut me off. That's Cross. Competitive and inconsiderate aka business as usual. I would love to see how they would have treated me in the V18 Tracker instead of a small boat. Anglers love to rip on the recreational jet ski jerks and pass themselves off as kosher, but I extend an invitation to all of them to come along with me one day on Cross. They will learn to sing a different tune. I did spot a red and black bass boat back this way. They came in the cove, chatted for a moment, likely noticed me fishing, and noticed other boat coming up the channel, so they left.

Fishing-wise, I threw a T-rigged Big Bite Baits Trick Stick and a Terminator T2 spinnerbait. I caught one under in a thick stand of cypress trees on the Trick Stick and that was it. There is always that one bass that is stupid enough to bite on any given day. A couple of gar bumped my spinnerbait a few times. I was not prepared to handle a gar out in that small boat. I usually have a good set of pliers ready to manhandle a gar, but I only had my three pairs of hemostats. I was traveling light. I also had a lot of bumps from sunfish hanging out at the base of cypress trees. I should have switched off to a bobber with a jig or small plastic worm. Those bluegill were everywhere. The guys in little boats are going to be back in here in no time at all picking off every single one of 'em.

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