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Sunday, May 4, 2008

• Off The Pier 5-4-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Started fishing off the pier this evening around 5:30pm. Looked like the gar were still cruising. I had one take a few shots at my Ribbit frog. After working the frog across the usual spots within casting range, I switched off to a chartreuse/white 1/2oz Terminator T2 spinnerbait. I went over much of the same area again with the spinnerbait and finally hooked into something good. The pull was firm and steady and I couldn't get the fish to surface until it came up to the pier. It was a chain pickerel measuring between 25 and 26 inches and weighed 3lbs 2oz according to my XTools Scale. Unlike most in the area who consider these fish they call the jack fish a trash fish, I like catching them and love the fight. So what if they have teeth. I'm just glad I had my long pair of hemostats with me. Anyway, here's a shot. Can't imagine what it's like to land a northern.

The water was calm and the sun was low in the sky. There may have been a slight breeze, but the air temps had warmed up from the mid 60s earlier today to the upper 60s this evening. Not sure what the water temps were lingering around. The water is still stained from the rain that came through the other day. I can only see a couple of feet down.