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Old Lost Lures

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I live near a lake that has decreased in depth by about 60 or so fee in recent years. Actually it's more than 100' down from full pool.  I also like take walks around the edge of the lake with my dogs.

 

A while back I was looking at exposed structure, while getting a mental picture of how fish would use that structure if it were underwater. A pleasant surprise was that in some of the areas I thought would be good fishing, I also started finding lost lures. some were hung up in the rocks, others were caught in the brush. Some were just laying on the ground.  Even found a couple fishing poles with reels still attached. 

 

So all you fishermen who live on, or frequent lakes that are suffering from drought, take a shore line walk, and look for lost lures. You might be surprised what  you might find.

 

Most all the lures I have found will need some sprucing up...some more than others. Most are stick, and crank baits. I have found 4 AC Plugs which I think I can still use. My wife saw some of the "junk" I have accumulated. She just smiled and said "another hobby right?"  

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Those oldschool AC plugs are worth some money, clean them up!

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Our natural lakes around here don't fluctuate enough to do that, but in the winter you can walk out on the ice along the shorelines and find a few baits stuck up in the trees along the shore from some of those who made an errant cast. With the leaves gone they're a lot easier to spot as well.

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Our natural lakes around here don't fluctuate enough to do that, but in the winter you can walk out on the ice along the shorelines and find a few baits stuck up in the trees along the shore from some of those who made an errant cast. With the leaves gone they're a lot easier to spot as well.

I did this yesterday to get a spinnerbait and a chatterbait off a partially submerged tree I some poor sap got hooked into.

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I walk the edges of the local lakes every winter. The water levels aren't down but baits that are lost to fish or snags that work lose and float up eventually wash to the shoreline, that's where I come into the picture :) I found over 100 crankbaits last winter walking shorelines. 

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