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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

• Off the Pier 4-13-2010

Fished off the pier this evening with a Rapala Original Floater F11 jerkbait on a 7' ML cranking rod with a 6.3:1 baitcaster spooled up with 10# P-Line Halo. Decided to throw the F11 because the post coming tomorrow is about the lure. I wanted to toss it around a little to see if there were any additional points I should add to the post before giving it the go ahead.

The good news: Looks like the bass are coming back up again. Fish are swooping around trees in a guarding mood and crappie are still lingering too.

The bad news: Gar are still spawning and the green slimy algae is back.

Whenever I saw a gar cruising by, I switched sides of the pier to give the fish time to pass on by. No sense casting near a fish I know might mangle or flat out take my lure away. Yes, gar were out in full force this evening.

Caught a crappie first. Was bigger than my hand.

Caught a small bass next. Not amazing, but still a bass.

Must have damaged the line at some point because it snapped during the forward motion of a cast. Had to get in the small boat to recover the F11. Headed back in after that. Saw another boat meandering around and noticed they only caught two bass about the same size as mine.