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Saturday, May 3, 2008

• Off The Pier 5-3-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I fished off the pier again today. Saw two boats. One was a couple of guys fishing for bluegill and the other was a bass boat that turned around and went back out. I started out throwing the same two things I used the last couple of days, but didn't get a bite. Then I had what felt like a sunfish nibble on the Tiki Stick, so I ran back inside and grabbed a small jig and a few extra trailers. I tied it on and dipped it in various places along the pier. I started getting hits back in the duckweed. I ended up pulling out a bunch of small red ears, a couple of warmouths, a bluegill, and one small bass. Nothing worth bragging about, but fun nonetheless. It's amazing how many small fish I caught just inches away from each other. I also happened to see a bowfin swim under the pier too. No thanks. I'll pass on that one.

The water felt much cooler and was very murky after yesterday's rain. There was a chill in the air today and the off and on breeze made it feel much colder. The main lake must have been awfully choppy with that gusty wind blowing. The skies were partly cloudy and the sun had no trouble getting through. Later on this evening everything died down and the water was as calm as could be. The bluegill and redears should be up in here in full force very soon.