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Monday, January 19, 2009

• Off The Pier 1-19-2009

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

Today must have been a heck of a day out on the water for those who braved the winds. There was a Lake Wind Advisory in effect and winds were between 15 and 25mph with 30mph gusts all day. I decided to fish off the pier a little after 4:30 this afternoon. The wind was still blowing steady and really put a chill in the air. I decided to throw a 1/2oz Terminator T1 spinnerbait. Unfortunately, that particular lure does not like to fly perpendicular to the wind and I had a few backlashes as the blades got caught in the breeze. Oddly enough, casting directly into the wind was not a problem.

I caught one good bass. It was in about 2 feet of water on the wind blown side of a cypress tree. It bit two seconds after the lure hit the water. Fought me pretty good, but landed it without any fuss. I didn't have my trusty scale by my side. With the little bit of gut this bass had, I'd say it was close to 2lbs.

7.1:1 Pflueger Patriarch WLP, 7' MH PQL1070, 20# P-Line Evolution
1/2oz Firetiger Terminator T1 spinnerbait
Windy, light stain, water temps unknown, air temps in low 50's