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So a couple weeks ago I went out to a local small lake for about 5-6 hours, I have a nice Old Town Predator 13 Kayak, fully rigged minus power pole and trolling motor, with a Yakattack blackpack for my plano boxes. I always take my wireless Dr. Dre beats2 headphones and either listen to sports radio (huge sports fan) or my iPhone playlist's. I'm still not only getting used to kayaking in general, but this blackpack from yak attack takes some getting used to as well since the plano boxes have to be put in and taken out at an angle, no big deal. I've been bass fishing seriously now for a full year and have amassed a nice variety of tackle that I really enjoy. 

However, when I was on the water I pulled out my crank bait plano box to change out a spinnerbait to a trap and I guess my plano box full of my topwater frogs and jigs came out with it and fell out of the boat into the water. I was extremely surprised that I not only didn't see it come out when I pulled out the first box, but didn't hear or feel it come out since i'm sure it would've hit my kayak on its way out. The worst part is I probably could've found it had I realized it, but it took me about a week later when I was loading up to go out again that I noticed it was missing. It hurts because it was a decent collection that probably amounted to about $200. (Grrrrr!)

Have you guys lost/ done anything that made you feel like crap?

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Nope ~ Can't help you there

You're the only one who has ever dropped anything off a boat into the water and lost it.

:P

A-Jay

 

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Done anything that has made me feel like crap?  Absolutely.  And it definitely trumps losing a few fishing lures.

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Theres not a person here, that hasnt done or lost something, that made them feel like crap. Life just sends you curve balls at times. Just remember, that things could be worse, and you are still fortunate enough to still go fishin. Theres alway someone who had it worse than you. The bait monkey will help ya out :)

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It happens.  There are people here who have had to make the choice to cut off a $400 swimbait before though, so I'd say you're in good company.  Don't beat yourself up though, now you can replace all that stuff with better stuff.  

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My first investment into a good set-up that took me a year to save up for is on the bottom of the lake, I had not even made my first cast with it.

 

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5 years ago me and my buddy made our first spring trip of the season, it was the first week or March and it was windy and cold, I believe the air temp was 42 but the wind was gusting at 30 MPH. Well my buddy is going to start off slow rolling a spinnerbait, and he picks up his combo and goes to make a cast and the rod and reel come right out of his hands in into the depths, we tried to get it back for 2 hours with no luck and it is gone forever. The rod was a G.Loomis CBR 785 with a Shimano Calais reel, so figure about $550 down the tubes and what is worse is the reel was discontinued and it was in great shape, that made it even worse.

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Last year I had a buddy out with me, and he was standing on the bow of the boat bouncing up and down, when all of a sudden his $380 Maui Jim sunglasses that were around his neck fell off into about 100' of water. I personally would of jumped in after them, but this was in our local reservoir and wading or swimming is against the law. So they just sank into the deep abyss.

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Lets see,lost a pair of Solor Bat sunglass's ( $ 150.00 )!On my old boat many years ago I was on a lake that had stumps and my boat was on the water only two times and I bent the trolling motor so bad by hitting a stump that I could not bring in into the boat , I forgot to pull it up and I started to go to another spot with the big motor STUMP! Like others have said it could be alot worse! 

 

PS= It was not a Minn-Kota!!!!!!!

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Had a similar thing happen recently.  I was wading and had two plano boxes, one in each cargo pocket.  Reached down to get a new lure and one box was missing.....Either a clever fish picked my pocket or the box just floated off, not sure which

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- 1 pair of Polarized Oakley Monster Dog sunglasses

- 1 pair of $135 Spy polarized sunglasses

- plano box of cranks

- Falcon speed bag full of plastics

- Basspro Extreme Rod/Plueger President reel

I feel your pain.  As you can see, I've lost my fair share of gear over the years. But like Master Bait'R said...we can just replace it with even better stuff!

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12 hours ago, Bass Justice said:

So a couple weeks ago I went out to a local small lake for about 5-6 hours, I have a nice Old Town Predator 13 Kayak, fully rigged minus power pole and trolling motor, with a Yakattack blackpack for my plano boxes. I always take my wireless Dr. Dre beats2 headphones and either listen to sports radio (huge sports fan) or my iPhone playlist's. I'm still not only getting used to kayaking in general, but this blackpack from yak attack takes some getting used to as well since the plano boxes have to be put in and taken out at an angle, no big deal. I've been bass fishing seriously now for a full year and have amassed a nice variety of tackle that I really enjoy. 

However, when I was on the water I pulled out my crank bait plano box to change out a spinnerbait to a trap and I guess my plano box full of my topwater frogs and jigs came out with it and fell out of the boat into the water. I was extremely surprised that I not only didn't see it come out when I pulled out the first box, but didn't hear or feel it come out since i'm sure it would've hit my kayak on its way out. The worst part is I probably could've found it had I realized it, but it took me about a week later when I was loading up to go out again that I noticed it was missing. It hurts because it was a decent collection that probably amounted to about $200. (Grrrrr!)

Have you guys lost/ done anything that made you feel like crap?

if you didn't notice it missing for a week, how do you know for sure that it fell out, and the exact moment it did?

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Not really..

However, i saw a guy step off the flight deck of CVN68 In 86, will that do?

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1 hour ago, deaknh03 said:

if you didn't notice it missing for a week, how do you know for sure that it fell out, and the exact moment it did?

Well I kept my blackpack in the backseat of my car for a week (just kept forgetting to unload it). So when I pulled it out to re-rig my setups I noticed it was missing

Yeah I figured mostly everyone who has been on the water has a sad story. I don't have any expensive reels yet, but I do have a couple nicer rods that I would be really peeved at if I lost. Replacing them with better stuff does sound fun though. But ALL my jigs, frogs, and chatter baits went the way of the dinos!

1 hour ago, Alonerankin2 said:

Not really..

However, i saw a guy step off the flight deck of CVN68 In 86, will that do?

If he was ok, then that is hilarious. If not then its totally a tragedy!

6 hours ago, Master Bait'r said:

It happens.  There are people here who have had to make the choice to cut off a $400 swimbait before though, so I'd say you're in good company.  Don't beat yourself up though, now you can replace all that stuff with better stuff.  

I am terrified to buy one (one day) for that very reason! I wouldn't care what the law was or how cold the water was I would take a dive lol

13 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Nope ~ Can't help you there

You're the only one who has ever dropped anything off a boat into the water and lost it.

:P

A-Jay

 

I detect very minute traces of sarcasm... :D

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