Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 6:32 PM
So when I went out on Caddo Lake on Wednesday, I was casting a spinnerbait and a craw colored rattle trap. After catching two chain pickerel on the rattle trap, I was feeling pretty confident out there. I went about fishing the cypress trees in the same fashion in hopes of catching some more fish. While standing at the front of the boat, I made a sidearm cast to the left. In the middle of the cast, I heard a loud thwap. It was the sound of my rattle trap hitting the top of the Motorguide trolling motor. I don't know how many times I've done this in the past with other lures. That darn motor really is a casting hazard. I turned to my right to see my rattle trap flutter down away from my line which was just dangling in the breeze. Within seconds, I had the anchor down and the magnet out. I dragged the bottom for a bit and finally retrieved the lure, at least most of it anyway. The head was long gone. Might as well have a sense of humor about these kinds of things. I really must be more careful out there.