Post By: setzdahook Posted: 7/31/2012 2:12:22 PM Points: 12
I had a fish steal my rod right out of the boat yesterday. It was my best flyrod/reel outfit. We tried to dredge the area with the anchor with out success for an hour and a half. My apologies to the three guys in the boat near me but I was desperate to get it back. I can't easily replace it. I was about 250 yards south of the south island along the drop off when it went, in about 12 ft of water. If anyone snags it in that area post it here or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can identify it. I can give a reward. I gave up hope on it but maybe someone else will by chance snag it. Thanks - p.s.- I made the mistake of casting a caddis pupa and then setting the rod down for a split second. It got hammered and the rod flew like ten feet out of the boat and swam away at warp speed. Lost sight of it because of the algea.
setza, I know how you feel....I was trolling Lake Powell when my buddy hooked a fish. Went to get the net and set my rod down. Fish hit it when I was at the back of the boat and gone was my best trolling rig. I hope you get it back.
There's a fish in Spinney with a great big grin on his face cause he's pulling around your outfit and my buddies trolliing rig... he set his down while we were trolling last week and got freight trained!! Had no chance at all of getting it before it went over.
I was looking at getting baitrunner for those new ice rods we just picked up. The baitrunners that i was looking at are around $120 each! Nothing like a good long nap on the ice. Set the baitrunner switch and let the reel do the work. But at 120 each, and we need two. I would have been able to buy 8 of those sienna's.
Almost happened twice to me from the float tube last time I was on Spinney when I dropped my flies back into the water right under me while handling & photo'ing a fish. A guy in a pontoon said it happened twice to him that day also. Another guy near us said his mother lost a high dollar rig from the float tube a few years before. No telling how many rigs are layin' at the bottom of that lake.
Reply by: Capt Rob Posted: 7/31/2012 9:28:36 PM Points: 71
Sorry about your rod. Unfortunately it's happened to me too and I went right Into the water after it, missed it by about 2 inches. Ughh !!! What's the clarity right now ? Is it legal to scuba dive that lake ?
Another word of advice! Bass Pro sells foam floats that velcro in front of the grip on your rod. They work pretty well and don't seem to get in the way when casting. They are only around $10 for a 3 or 4 pack.
So from now on I will strap it to my wrist, put floats on it, and grip it tight all the time. I was also planning to have a small float tube anchor on a 50 ft line ready to throw and snag it while I can see it, and a bouy to mark the area if it sinks. Also, I bet a little waterproof GPS chip in the grip would help. BTW's, did any of you snag it? Keep trying. Thanks:)
Reply by: rockyjammer Posted: 8/2/2012 11:26:31 AM Points: 72
Setz....sorry about your outfit being taken from you(stupid fish)...I too have lost not 1, but 2 rods in spinney....now I use a 60" shoestring and tie one end to my pontoon boat and one to my rod and haven't lost one since....i use a shoestring for each rod as well......quick fix bro.....TIE YOUR RODS ON!!! Those fish hit so hard that they will make your fly rod fly....
pic....nice day at spin and if you look towards bottom right the o-ring has a shoestring attached.....that goes to my rod...and no it doesn't hinder your casting or landing, but does restrick to a degree, for it's only 60"(5ft)....
I have retrieved 2 rods that went over the side on a couple of occasions using a lure retriever that consists of a caribiner style clip with some small grappling hooks on it. I dragged it on the bottom in about 15 feet of water perpendicular to the direction the line was in at the time they went over and was able to snag the line on one and the actual rod (a line guide) on the other. For what it's worth.
If you give CPW a description of the fishy offender you can press charges if it's caught with your rod in it's possession. I think the maximum penalty for this offense is death by frying, but I'll have to check the reg book....
Reply by: stowe Posted: 8/6/2012 12:37:01 AM Points: 88
Let us know how this turns out. I love reading these post where one fisherman (or fisherwoman) returns another's lost equiptment. It reminds me that there are still some good people out there who are willing to do the right thing.