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Friday, May 2, 2008

• Off The Pier 5-2-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I fished earlier today in the morning hours and only had a couple of bumps on a Tiki Stick. I'm pretty sure both bumps were gar. I gave up after seeing a few flashes of lightning.

I kept watching the skies until the rain finally quit. I grabbed a couple of rods and the bare essentials around 5:30 to 6pm and fished off the pier. The water was a little more stained after the rain and likely much cooler than before, however I did not have a gauge to measure the water temp. Skies were still very cloudy although the sun peeked through on occasion a couple times. I started out throwing a black/chartreuse Zoom Horny Toad over duckweed scattered between cypress trees in shallow water. After casting across one particular area five or six times, I finally hooked up with a bass. It leaped out of the water three times and still wanted to fight some more once I landed it. I forgot to weigh this one, but I always snap a photo. Still had sharp teeth. I was using a 6.3:1 reel with a 7' MH rod and 12lb Gamma Copolymer.

After that, I got hung up in a tree and had to load the small boat to get loose. I fished from the boat a little while weaving in between the cypress trees. I had two good hits on the toad, but both came off. I have a feeling it had to do with standing at water level in the boat with a poor hookset angle. I hopped back up on the pier and worked the Tiki Stick until the mosquitoes got to me. The lightning started up again around 7:30pm which was another good reason to call it quits. I did also notice that I am going to have to buy some more toads and some more PLine Halo.


OutdoorsBlogger said...

Nice hawg. We got rained out today, but trying again tomorrow. Keep up the good work down there.