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Thursday, May 1, 2008

• Off The Pier 5-1-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I didn't catch anything today. I worked a Senko and a Strike King Mini King in the afternoon. Before dark, I tried throwing a buzzbait and a frog, but nothing was going on out there. What I did notice was that the gar are starting to spawn. They're huddling up together cruising the shallow water. I can't remember if I had any luck catching bass when the gar were cruising like this in the shallows. I'm pretty sure I came up with nothing during the gar spawning period over the last couple of years. Time to break that curse.

I thought the Thursday night tourneys were going on. I didn't see one single boat back here and I didn't hear the roar of boat motors around 5pm. What gives? Did they get tonight off? I wonder if they are having a hard time finding fish too.

If the rain doesn't come through in the morning, I may try to fish off the pier again. Maybe the early morning bite will be on. It will give me an idea as to when I should be launching the boat. Maybe all I will do this month is fish in the morning and skip the afternoon heat. According to the solunar calendar, 9:17AM to 11:17AM are good times to fish tomorrow. Sounds like a good theory to test, don't you think?

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