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mister_sportzz
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Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing

A friend gave me a john boat, and I had it equipped with a small motor. Used it the first time Sunday, terrible weather, took it out on Cross Lake from one of the marinas. First time fishing by myself, and I had a great time even though I didn't catch anything (and it was probably a terrible day to try to catch anything). I didn't care. Had some Sherry in a flask and my dog and had a great time.

Do you enjoy fishing when you don't catch anything?


CBLSU316
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Bad day fishing is better than a good day working


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Rod Farva
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Spurbury, Vermont
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Did you go to a titty joint on your way home?


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4X4DEMON
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
I dont have to catch anything to have a good time. It's more about the experience of being out there than what I bring home.


NicoBlues
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I eat frogs
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
A friend killed a black scoter there this weekend



SOUTHFLATIGER
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South Florida
Member since Dec 2003
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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Do you enjoy fishing when you don't catch anything?


Absolutely. Half the fun's in the fishin'.


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Palo Gaucho
Bossier City
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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Do you enjoy fishing when you don't catch anything?


Not really, it frustrates me when I can't figure them out.

What were you fishing for?


mister_sportzz
Member since Aug 2013
801 posts

re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
There were a bunch of those (black scoter) hanging around the marina (at least it seemed to me they looked like that duck)


Palo Gaucho
Bossier City
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Pretty cool. I've caught a few overs off of that blind.


mister_sportzz
Member since Aug 2013
801 posts

re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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What were you fishing for?
Anything. I really don't know what I am doing. I had practiced casting, as suggested by members of this board, then I bought some lures. I don't even know if they were the right kind of lure.



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absolute692
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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Do you enjoy fishing when you don't catch anything?


I always catch a buzz, and I consider that a great time.


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NicoBlues
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I eat frogs
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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There were a bunch of those (black scoter) hanging around the marina


Those were coots


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NicoBlues
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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I've caught a few overs off of that blind


wut?


Palo Gaucho
Bossier City
Member since Jul 2013
1488 posts

re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Over the slot.


NicoBlues
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I eat frogs
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
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Over the slot.


You know the blind?


Palo Gaucho
Bossier City
Member since Jul 2013
1488 posts

re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
I think so. One of several big blinds just East of Pine Island.

Fished one in October brushed with pine trees.


NicoBlues
LSU Fan
I eat frogs
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Probably this one. He has a very neat setup out there. Kills crazy varieties of birds. You can have a pintail, canvasback, mallard, speck goose, Redhead, teal all in the same hunt.


Palo Gaucho
Bossier City
Member since Jul 2013
1488 posts

re: Went fishing in Cross Lake, had fun, didn't catch a thing
Those are generally the best blinds on Cross. That lake holds a surprising number of ducks, but most are in the backs of pockets, near houses and away from the blinds. Hicks pocket was stupid late last January.


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