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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

• Off the pier 5-26-2010

Fished off the pier a little bit this evening. Let me tell you, I've been itching to fish and tonight was the first chance I've had in a while. I did not fish for very long, but I was thankful for what little time I did have. Scattered storms rolled through Shreveport today, but because it was hit or miss, very little rain fell here. I was more concerned about lightning strikes, but skies were clearing up by 6pm and the air temps were comfortable. I saw a good opportunity to wet a line.

Went after the topwater bite first. Tried all kinds of spots within casting distance with the Scumfrog. Hit duckweed and some other shallow weeds that looked good. Only had a few gar take swipes at the frog. Hit a spot in open water near a cypress tree a couple of times and had a bite. Turned out to be an under, but a good little fighter. Didn't want to be held either. Lively runt.

Couldn't get a bite after that, so I switched off to another reel rigged up with a tiny crappie jighead and trailer. I've used this setup before and had a fun time dipping the jig along the pier. Ended up catching three little red ears. Had a fourth go for a quick ride and come off in mid air. Then the mosquitoes started biting my hands, so I quit.

Might start fishing off the pier like that more often now that the sunfish are up shallow. I've caught all kinds of fish using that little jig, including a healthy slot sized bass and some catfish. It's a fun technique for anglers of any age.