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Monday, August 24, 2009

• Off The Pier 8-24-2009 - Picked Off 2 More

Cross Lake. Shreveport, Louisiana.

Last night, I caught six on a black Trophy Series Scumfrog. Tonight, I wondered if the bite was still on, so I tried again. I love topwater bites in rapid succession. I was only able to land two, but it was still fun.

I picked one off right away. Funny how that happened, actually. I made my cast and the frog tipped a leaf on some weeds growing off the base of a cypress tree. It sent my reel into a small overrun. When I started walking backwards to let the overrun out, I heard the bloop of something hit my lure. I went into panic mode, let out a little more like, engaged the reel, took up some slack, and set the hook. Yep. Fish.

Second bass came a short while later on the opposite side along that line of weeds I mentioned last night. Strange how the same behavior repeats over the course of a couple days. Something swirled behind my frog, so I reeled 'er in and cast back out. It hit and I landed that one.

Made a few more casts over the same spot and had another hit. Hooked it, but as I was pulling and taking up slack, the bass came swinging towards me and went under the edge of the pier to my right and came off. It looked like the same fish I just landed not two minutes ago. Hilarious. I went on out to the end of the pier and fished for a while without a bite. I kept hearing those bass behind me hitting the surface. I couldn't help but laugh.

Are they already chasing schools into the backs of coves? Seems kind of early for that.