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While releasing a fish... got the hook out and released the fish but didn’t realize the line was wrapped around the fish’s inner gill - overboard she went... and dragged the rod/reel with it.  Don Iovino MajorCraft rod and Daiwa Tatula SV.  

 

Ouch...

 

 

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6 minutes ago, FryDog62 said:

While releasing a fish... got the hook out and released the fish but didn’t realize the line was wrapped around the fish’s inner gill - overboard she went... and dragged the rod/reel with it.  Don Iovino MajorCraft rod and Daiwa Tatula SV.  

 

Ouch...

 

 

Yeah, that hurts. Hopefully you are in a location/depth that you can try to get it back.

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53 minutes ago, Chowderhead said:

Yeah, that hurts. Hopefully you are in a location/depth that you can try to get it back.

Dragged spoons with treble hooks for 30 minutes to no avail...

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Got a good idea where it's at? The old chain stringer with all the hooks open drug along the bottom is a good rod retriever. Big issue might be how long the fish remained wrapped up and potentially drug the rod from where you last saw it.

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FryDog, happens to everyone sooner or later.

 

So far I have given the water gods: one of my favorite rod and spinning reel setups; a great net; a telescopic lure retriever; many crankbaits; four Whopper Ploppers in the grass and wood; and at least about 10+ pounds of plastics and their hooks/weights; and no telling what I will lose in the future.

 

You just have to roll with the punches and then go out and buy some more stuff.

 

Remember, you can't have enough rods!!!!

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What's the bottom like, vegetation, and how deep would be my concerns. 

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1 hour ago, Bankbeater said:

What's the bottom like, vegetation, and how deep would be my concerns. 

10 feet deep, just outside the weed edge... dropped waypoint, used side imaging, dragged spoons... no sign. 

 

Anyone have ave a coupon code for TW??  Will do my best to feed the bait monkey and keep the economy going.. 

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Anybody find that 5th picture in the Amazon link disturbing ? 😂

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2 minutes ago, markedman said:

Anybody find that 5th picture in the Amazon link disturbing ? 😂

There's no way those photos weren't intended. 

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6 hours ago, markedman said:

Anybody find that 5th picture in the Amazon link disturbing ? 😂

No. What exactly disturbed you sir? 😀

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If you know about where it is, I would be diving down for it unless you were alone in the boat. Same thing happened to my frog setup last year. I found it in the third trip down. 

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That really sucks.  I know how you must have felt through.  A few months ago I lost a rod opening my rod locker.  It was a Duckett Micro Magic pro and Im pretty sure it had a lews BB1 on it.  Thankfully I only had 1 rod on that side at the time.  My wife just had this shocked sort of laugh and it irritated me so much I wanted to strangle her, but of course Id never do so (wink wink) haha.  She must have known how ticked off I was because the next week I got a brand new St Croix Avid X in the mail.  She knows those are my favorite rods even though I loved that duckett rod.  Of course it was the wrong rod.  So I graciously thanked her and sent the one she ordered back for the correct one.  So something negative turned into something positive.  I still think about going back and diving down for my rod though,  Its been a few months so Im sure the reel is garbage but I think I could salvage the rod, but the water is always super muddy back there because its close to a river inlet

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I don't mean to remind you of lost gear but I'm a big Daiwa fanboy and haven't bought any new gear in something like 3 years. Wanting to know how you felt about your SV and if you'd buy it again.

 

The SV was released a couple years ago and I've always wanted to try one. I have the original Tatula, the CT, and the Type R (also the Lexa). Love them all.

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10' of water is not deep.. I would have dropped anchor and did a little diving for it, maybe with a life vest tied to a rope to follow me in case I got too tired to float back to the boat.

 

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7 hours ago, BadContrakt said:

I don't mean to remind you of lost gear but I'm a big Daiwa fanboy and haven't bought any new gear in something like 3 years. Wanting to know how you felt about your SV and if you'd buy it again.

 

The SV was released a couple years ago and I've always wanted to try one. I have the original Tatula, the CT, and the Type R (also the Lexa). Love them all.

If I’m throwing really light lures, or skipping anything - then the SV is the way to go for sure.  I can’t skip a baitcaster consistently without SV.  The Tat is a bit bulky to palm but not terrible, great value overall...

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I’m using an SV for the 1st time this year. I love it! Paired it with a Shimano/Loomis Conquest and the setup is just phenomenal. I use it for my lighter weight stuff that I want to throw on a baitcasting setup. Amazing reel and incredible rod. 

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In 15 years of fishing I had never lost or broken a rod, 3 weeks ago I had a rod tip break on me and in those weeks since ive lost one combo (luckily fairly cheap) over the side of the boat, broke my ned rig/dropshot rod, snipped the tip of my swim jig rod off in the tailgate... in a span of three weeks

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1 hour ago, Allaroundfishing said:

In 15 years of fishing I had never lost or broken a rod, 3 weeks ago I had a rod tip break on me and in those weeks since ive lost one combo (luckily fairly cheap) over the side of the boat, broke my ned rig/dropshot rod, snipped the tip of my swim jig rod off in the tailgate... in a span of three weeks

Yikes - that is a rough stretch there. 

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Back in the 80's, I kicked an Ambassador over the side as I was putting the trolling motor down. Heard the splash and looked around, and saw a spinner blade twirling towards the bottom. I dove in and caught it just as the rod butt hit the bottom in about 20 feet of water. Had an awful time getting back in the boat, but I managed. I remember that every time I fish that cove. 

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You learn valuable lessons every so often.  One time I was running the rim canal on Okeechobee.  At 50 MPH I hit some wake from another boat and watch two rods and reels go over my head and into 20 feet of dark murky water.  Lesson, never run anywhere without your gear tied down.  Even if it was less than a mile.  The lack of a 10 second effort cost me hundreds of dollars.  I never did that again.

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Not good.  Almost had that happen last two weeks ago during a tournament.  Darn near jumped out of the boat to get it!

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I recently lost a St.C MH/F with Shimano Curado 201K in 6-8 ft of water in a narrow channel, when a wind gust caught the bimini top and helped launched them overboard.

 

A couple friends suggested diving but my fear of touching the slimy bottom, and those killer turtles, kept me from going that route.

 

Tried casting for them to no avail.

 

Went back a few days later with a 10 ft long PVC poke/rake for 2 hours, no avail.

 

Finally bought a $25 snorkel and mask, went back to the spot, anchored the yak and dove in (with PFD on, just scanning from the surface), had the combo back in 10 minutes.

 

10 ft of water, especially if you know the spot, is doable!

 

Stay safe and if you can bring a spotter all the better.

 

 

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I've been very luck in retrieving rods that have gone overboard.  Lost one overboard at night in 20ft water way off shore.  I immediately dropped a buoy,  then tied on a treble hook with a carolina rig weight on top of it.  I hooked the rod in less than a minute.  

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