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Saturday, February 19, 2011

• Cross Lake Report 2-19-2011

Instead of watching the Bassmaster Classic coverage online, I decided to go ahead and get out on the water for a little fishing myself. My goal was to catch crappie, but I ended up catching a whole lot more. At the end of the day, I had landed 19 fish. Here's the tally.

Four crappie
Four chain pickerel
Eight bass
Two bream
One oversized shad.

Best crappie probably went 1.5lbs. Best bass was probably 2.5lbs. Caught some nice chain pickerel though. All fish bit on a Rapala F11. I had a lot of fun. Started off fishing from the pier, but after that bite slowed to a crawl, I got out in the small boat and did quite a bit more damage.

So here's the spread in no particular order.






This is the earliest I've ever seen bream up this shallow. I'm not sure what to make of it. Maybe this will be a one time thing, but if you're out crappie fishing, look around for any good sized bluegill. There was a nice bulge in the gut of the last chain pickerel. Maybe you can't tell in the photo. It must have eaten something worth the trouble. Any guesses? I'm thinking it swallowed a bluegill.

2 comments:

Tami Curtis said...

Hey just stopping by to let you know that you made the TC Sports Report "TOP 6" must read bass fishing blogs.

Thanks for the great posts on your blog!

http://tcsportsreport.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-6-must-read-bass-fishing-blogs-for_05.html

BassFishingDem said...

Hey, thanks.

You know, now that most of the major bass fishing organizations out there have figured out that blogging is a big deal, our style of blogging might fall behind in popularity. I'm not sure. I'd like to keep things more casual. That was my original intent. Fishing reports. Personal growth. Talk about what I know and what I don't know.