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Saturday, June 27, 2009

• Off The Pier 6-27-2009 - Rinse & Repeat

Started fishing off the pier this evening around 8pm. Yes, the mosquitoes were already out and about. Fished the same technique that has been working for me the last couple of weeks. Like the post title says, rinse and repeat. My Patriarch was ready to go. The Scumfrog was still tied on.

Worked the Scumfrog over duckweed first and eventually picked up a small one. Most of these fish under the duckweed have been in one small area measuring 8 feet by about 25 to 30 feet. This one hit fast and flopped around more like a small gar. Really didn't know it was a bass until I lifted it out.

Fished the duckweed some more and came up with nothing, so I moved on out and worked some weed edges. A giant clump of weeds drifted in weeks ago and with the slow weather, there has not been enough wind to relocate it elsewhere. It has yielded bass recently, so I cast the Scumfrog right to the outside edge and bobbed it up and down a few times. Finally hooked into a decent 2lber. Can't say whether or not I'm catching the same fish over and over, but I will say this last one looked darker than the rest. Once hooked, it took me into a cypress tree, so I had to swing the rod around to my left and muscle the bass away from the tree. I think this fish has been caught recently. As it was floundering around in my grip, my thumb slipped into a hole in its lower lip like a hook from a weigh scale or culling device would have made.

I'll have to head out in the V-18 one morning and see if I can replicate the pattern elsewhere. These fish are still shallow despite the sweltering heat during the day. I have no idea what the water temperatures are, but when air temps hit 90 to 100, Cross Lake turns into a giant bowl of 90 degree water.

As a reminder, for most of us in Louisiana, it's time to renew our licenses. It'll go out on the 30th of June, so hit up your local tackle shop or fishing department before the morning of the 1st. Sure would hate to have to drive into town to renew and miss out on a calm cool morning on the water.