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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

• Cross Report 4-21-2009

Cross Lake
Shreveport, Louisiana

Hit the water around 5pm. Fished until a little after 8pm. Caught 3. My goal this evening was to catch a few and not lose any of them. That's been the story the last few weeks and this time, I planned on strong-arming the ones I hook.

Started off in the shallow stuff casting my finesse jig to cypress trees using more or less a power fishing approach. Didn't waste my time letting the lure sit there. I noticed that the hydrilla is really starting to come in around the cypress trees now. I spent the majority of my first hour picking the stuff off of my jig with little else to show for my work. I also had a hard time with these little flies that were buzzing around. They kept hitting me in the forehead and buzzing my neck and ears. I was wearing repellent, but it didn't do me any good. Completely killed my concentration.

Drifted around for a long time and headed out closer to deeper water. The further out I got, the clearer the water looked. Granted, there was still a lot of stain where I was fishing, but not nearly as murky as back in the shallow water. Fewer bugs to deal with, but they were still around. Mosquitoes started coming in too, but the repellent kept them at bay.

Cast to yet another tree that has produced fish for me in the past and picked up my first. Wasn't all that big. Measured it at 16 inches which is still in the slot. Weighed it at 1lb 11oz and let it go. Next bite came about 100 yards later off another tree. Went another 150 yards or so and picked up my third. Quit when my depth perception started to dwindle.

All three were next to cypress trees. All hit the jig on the fall. Very aggressive bite if you ask me. The Vicious Fluorocarbon I have spooled on is still going strong. I hung up in quite a few limbs tonight. Looking at my line, you probably couldn't notice a difference.


Jared said...

Sounds like a nice evening! Could you post a pic or link to the type/brand of finesse jig you've been using the last few outings?



Jared said...

Never mind my previous comment - so the pic on the 4/14 post.