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Thursday, May 8, 2008

• Off The Pier 5-8-2008

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I started around 4:30pm casting a Zoom Horny Toad again. I worked the most shallow areas on either side of the pier. I happened to notice something swirl, so I cast a couple times in that general direction. Finally something shot up and chased after it. I waited for the one-two count and set the hook. That sure pissed it off. In a matter of seconds, I figured out why. Bowfin. Mean little cuss.

I dragged it along the pier and out onto the bank by the steps, moved it away from the water as best I could so it wouldn't flop away, and ran to get a pair of pliers. Hemostats won't do because these mean toothy guys thrash every time I grab 'em. It either swallowed the toad or shook it off the hook in the few seconds it took to land the thing. I'm really going to have to run out and buy some more toads. I've been waiting to have a list of things I need before driving 20 minutes to the store so I don't waste gas.

Anyway, only saw one boat come back this way for the Thursday night tourney. Man they came back here fast like they thought this cove was a sure thing and didn't want anyone to beat them to it. I didn't see either guy in the boat catch anything. I tried working a Trick Stick slowly, but could only get bluegill to tap at it. At one point, I got hung up on a submerged branch. Had to get the little boat go out and free up my hook. The second I quit fishing, the tourney guys moved in along the pier. Typical. Almost like vultures. Still didn't see them catch a darn thing.

I kind of listened around 8pm for boats heading to the weigh in. I thought the weigh in was at 8:15pm. I heard some boats screaming at 8:20. Maybe they goose egged and didn't care about getting in on time. Maybe they were running late.

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