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Saturday, January 3, 2009

• Off The Pier 1-3-09: First Bass of '09

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana

I landed my first bass of 2009 this evening around 5:30 on a 3/8oz swimblade. Thanks to my trusty new Patriarch, I was able to get the casting distance necessary to put the lure in front of this fish. The swimblade was not cooperating though because the blade did not want to work. To get the swimblade thumping again, I jerked the rod back. On the second pull of the rod, I felt something on the other end and set the hook.

It took a while to get this one to the pier. This bass splashed twice on its way in and kept fighting me, but I continued to take up line and got it to swim towards me. After one last splash next to the pier, I lifted it out of the water and took a picture. I didn't weigh this one because I did not bring a scale down with me, but I'd guess it was in the 1.5 to 2lb range. Not bad for the first bass of '09.

On another note, I did happen to see an eagle fly over this afternoon. I saw two out on Caddo on the 30th and I have a feeling the wind today ended up blowing one of them this way. I'd like to watch one swoop down and grab a fish for a change.


Basspastor said...

This year I am going to be learning the swimblade or as I call them chatter jigs. I got SK Pure Poison's and was sent some lures to try by DM Custom Baits.

I am jealous that you are able to use your equipment right now.

Rattletrap Rambling said...

I grew up fishing off docks and there's something always relaxing about fishing from land. There's some farm ponds I like to walk where I live that's loaded with 8's and 10's. Heck, it's nice even if you don't anything watching all the wildlife and scenery.

BassFishingDem said...

BP, let me know if you have any questions once you hit the water with those new lures.
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RR, I agree completely. It's a very enjoyable experience. However, there are always moments where I want to cast somewhere I can't reach from land. Wish my spot was loaded with bass in the 8 to 10 range.