The water has come way down at the Roost, and if you look at the pipes at the end of the pic, they were covered just weeks ago. You can also see part of an otter by the post, and later he would disappear into the culvert next to the pipe.
Its great to see scenes like this in the heart of the city. He is about two thirds of the way through this Tilapia.
Later, when I was fishing that bank, a woman told me to be careful because there was a big Raccoon not far from me. I asked her to show me so I could take a picture of it, and I assumed she meant up in the trees, but she pointed in the water where the otter was swimming. "I hate raccoons,' she stated, 'they're scary." You gotta wonder sometimes. "So, I take it you don't watch much Discovery channel, Nat Geo or Animal Planet?" She told me sometimes, "Well that's not a raccoon, it's an otter,' I said. To which she replied, "Oh, I love otters, they're cute."
"Yea, but only when they're not raccoons, right?"
I think I was close to my ten pound ceiling with my first hook up, but she was one of 2 that got away. My Biospawn lures had come in so I was anxious to try them out, and I have to say, there is no stick bait yet that moves quite like the Exo pro. I bought it in red bug and this was a winner out here. The company offers the Exo sticks in two styles, which is smart depending on the action and fall rate you want. I wasn't sure what I would think of them so I only ordered one pack, but that was a mistake. These are awesome baits and I will be trying out some of their Plasma tails soon. For now, I highly recommend the sticks.