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Craziest Thing You Ever Done Because Of Fishing

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been wanting to start this thread, but too lazy. always wonder to what lengths fishing addicts can go for fishing. for me, the craziest thing was this past winter, after losing about $100 worth of hard baits, i finally caught my first winter keeper. then i got that kvd sexy shad jerkbait that i caught the fish on hung up. i got so ticked of myself, seeing nobody's around, i stripped myself naked and jumped in the that mid february water (i am in missouri), trying to retrieve the bait because it was about 20 feet away from me. as soon as i jumped into the water i realized how cold it was and my swimming capability completely abandoned me. i struggled back to the bank, realizing that i stopped short of becoming the idiot who killed himself for a $10 jerkbait and you would've probably seen me in the news.

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I think its going to be pretty hard to top yours. :grin:

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Fished a tournament in late February, it was 28° sleeting, after 5-7 cast I had to stick my rod in the water & shake it to get the ice out of the eyes.

The good part the water temp was 60°, I 10 bass for 49.125# & first place.

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Spend tons of money every year.

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 I Was wading in the middle fork of the whitewater river that ran behind the campground we were at. The river feeds the Middlefork reservoir in Richmond Indiana, that I had fished before in my boat. Always did pretty good in that stretch of river some deep holes, and just enough largemouth action to keep a guy interested. Got to the I-70 overpass and was catching bigger fish casting under the overpass, so I thought I would just wade on up to the Indiana 227 overpass and walk up the bank and walk the road back to the campground. Was in water nearly over my waders, but I have done that before so that did not bother me, however the closer I got to the reservoir the muckier the bottom got . As I was trying to find a way out  I suddenly found myself crotch deep in mud so thick I could no longer move my legs, OH CRAP! I AM SCREWED I had my cell phone in my pocket, but who am I going to call!   Seen a guy in a boat a few hundred yards away, but with the noise off the Interstate He could not here me yelling at him. The thought of dropping my waders and swimming for shore and leaving my gear went through my mind, but my son bought me the Frog-toggs for Christmas one year and I didnt want to lose them. Finally after about a half hour of hard work I managed to free myself and find a way to shore, learning a lesson, I love to fish and catch fish, but some things are not worth it.   Dumb move.

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Not sure but i have driven 8 hours total round trip for one day of fishing....i am sure there are others too but i will have to think about it some more 

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Fishing in extreme thunder and lightening wasn't a very good choice. 

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Knocked a spinning combo over the side of my old canoe on the Greenbrier River in April, this is in southeastern WV. I had to get it back, as luck would have it I was in one of the deeper locations, but still only about 8 foot deep. Had to go swimming for it, beached the boat and in I went, air temp mid 50's, water temp high 40's. It was cold worse part is the boat takeout was 2 hours down stream, that was a cold miserable experience, luckily I had enough sense to strip down before I went swimming at least my clothes were dry. I've went swimming many times in nice weather to retrieve a favorite lure.

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I stripped down and went dipping in Feb to retrieve the sideplate of a new BC reel from BPS I dropped while adjusting the cast control. My efforts were wasted. I had to order a replacement. $19.

 

I've stayed on a lake too long while a storm approached because they were biting. We got soaked while lightning hit the water around us as we crossed the lake. Had to bail that boat out.

 

I have lied about being sick to lay out and fish...more than once. Funny how I always got sick on nice spring days.

 

When I was 13, I got my first baitcaster for Christmas. I stayed home "sick" a couple weeks later so I could practice casting so I would know how when it came time to go fishing. I left a window open so I would hear if my mom called to check on me.

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Spend tooooonnnnnns

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I was using a $280 combo to troll a worm behind me while I was casting. It caught on some weeds and out the back it went. I went right out with it and caught it and on the fall. The boat kept trolling along.but fortunately curved to the bank 100 yards away. 65 degree water and 60 ft from shore. I learned my lesson about trolling and thank goodness it wasn't colder. Jumping in was just a reaction. It could have been worse.

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A friend left his spinning reel/rod balanced on the side of his inflatable and it went over the side into 10 feet of very stained water. Since the bites were far and few in between, I tried snagging the rod with a treble hook on a spoon. After 1 hour of trying, I finally snagged it and saved some $70 worth of rod/reel

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Out west when I used to fish for salmon/trout/steelhead I used to wade and climb out of areas that were not pretty.  Doing a moon walk in chest waders when your not sure what's down stream of ya is not fun.  Climbing out of canyons where I had to throw my rod ahead of me and catch it a few times while it slid past so I could try again.  Good thing was wearing tennis shoes then.  When I did make it out through the devils club and hit the road I freaked out this lady driving....guess I looked pretty bad!!  Going fishing in the snow when your the only one on the river due to conditions....and the list goes on.

Nice to be bass fishing now and not do that silly stuff..........

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If you ever fish with me you may see me in a tree or two trying to get a vantage point or open spot to cast.

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i caught a rod and reel.  fishing a texas rig and as i reeled it in felt heavy.  thought it was the "tree fish".  open face spinning reel and rod..  do think some one lost it trolling.  and in the same area pulled my anchor up and at the end was a black garbage bag.....did not look in side  it fell off...

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I forgot, I dumped myself out of my kayak trying to avoid dumping four rods. I had my iPhone and wallet in my pockets, I did net a new iPhone 6 instead of my hand-me-down 4.

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The snow bass were Chewing that day  . . . in my own mind anyway.

 

A-Jay
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Left the anchor down for a few yards while wondering whats wrong with my boat?!!  Then it dawns on me just as I see the rope over the side.  Stop-pull up anchor.  that's like leaving the plug out.

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Regularly risking the tip of a $100 rod to have a chance at getting a bait that is worth at most $10 out of a tree/stump/rock

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Came home from work with another rod to sit in my living room. My mom wasn't happy. 

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Definitely been swimming a few times to retrieve a rod and a few high dollar lures! I've been known to show up late to work after bagging a few. I try not to do that one often though.

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