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Well here's the story....

I was flyfishing on the local lake for bluegill with a friend of mine this weekend and was catching a few here and there, well the fishing started to slow down so my friend went back to the dock. So i walked over to where he was fishing and noticed something floating in the water with ALOT of line tangled around it, i thought it was just a piece of metal floating and then i got kind of excited bc i realized it was a lure and when i picked it up i thought to myself hmm it looks kind of like a sammy and then i read the bottom lol a free $15 lure that was in very good condition.  But the part i thought was the funniest was that it was in the exact spot my friend had just walked away from  ;D he was HAPPY lol

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Hey, macdaddy.  Ummm...I think that's my lure.  Yeah, yeah, I'm sure it is.  I...um...lost it there last week.  Yeah, that's it.  I lost it.  You said Lucky Craft, right?  Yeah, that's definitely mine.  I'll PM you my address and you can send it to me.  Yeah, that's the ticket.  You can send it to me.  Thanks.

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pulled and broke it, I guess?

True, but why do you not look for it?  I've found several lures this summer in the trees along banks.  Found a brand new Pop-R in the back of a cove.  I figure someone was fishing at night and couldn't spot the dark colored plug in the tree.

Talking to the game wardens patrolling yesterday, they had found 5 or 6 almost new baits along the banks just yesterday.  Lake is down about 3' and the stuff is everywhere.

But if I hang a plug, I'm doing everything possible to retrieve it.  Especially if it is a $15 plug.  Took on water yesterday retrieving my friend's spinnerbait.  Not worth capsizing the boat over a $3 bait, but there is no sense in not trying.

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believe me, if I could see a 15 dollar lure, you better bet I'm goin swimmin for it.  The only time I wouldn't is if it was sewer water...nothing is worth getting a turd in the ear.

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one time i was fishing and my friend came down to talk to me and he found a $20  dollar bill floating in the water behind me...(it wasnt mine)...he is a very good friend and he split  it with me...i was like oh yeah!!! :D

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lol ken...it was pretty soggy and about ripped apart on the way home!

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congrats thats such a good feeling, a year or so ago in the spring me and my fishing partner always find many lures, i had found a yo zuri top water plug thats probably about 10-20 bucks, such a great feeling

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Guest the_muddy_man

FLOATING TREASURE...........Coming from Brooklyn this brings back memories of Coney Island Whitefish  YUCK!!!!!!!!! :o

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Only time I won't go after a lure is 1) if it is in poison ivy or oak or 2) it is up in a tree.

Otherwise, I am right in there trying my best to recover it.

Especially if it is a Lucky Craft or one of my favorites.

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While it wasn't a Lucky Craft in a tournament Sunday my partner found a Rapala DT16 Floating with about 10 yards of line on it.  He was hoping there was a pole on the end! LOL  We missed the money by 1.4oz, but at least we came close and he found a bait!

Nice find!

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believe it or not, one time when i was just a kid (before I could tie a decent knot) I was fishing with a small lipless crankbait hooked one and the knot slipped out. Tied another bait on and put it a few feet down shore. about 5-10 minutes later i pulled that same 2-3 pounder out, and it still had my rattletrap on it's lip! i still to this day can not believe that.

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When the bite is slow I crank up a long time hobby of walking the shoreline at low pool. I've got several buckets and boxes full of lures, including Lucky Crafts, really every brand, mostly in good shape. I've even retrieved 3 full tackleboxes for a very valuable upgrade. Occasionally one will have rolled on gravel too long. I get new hardware and put them back in service as time allows. Lots of lures are from break offs on a fish, not a snagging on wood. I always examine dead fish, especialy large stripers, for embedded lures. Many of my Bomber Long As and C-10s are from that source. I have about a dozen PFDs, some expensive vest type, 2 Sospenders that were discarded, requiring only a $16 rearming kit. I always pull any fishnig line I snag into the boat, both to prevent someone getting it in their prop, but 3 times so far had a nice rod & reel plus lure on the ends. That's one reward for fishing deep bottom.

Jim

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I was bummed out earlier in the year when I lost a new Spook Jr. I could see it floating around in the weeds, but no boats allowed on this lake and I couldn't  hook it with another lure no matter how hard I tried. I finally realized that through the years I'm so far ahead of the game in the lures lost vs. lures found game, that I gave up on it.

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Only time I won't go after a lure is 1) if it is in poison ivy or oak or 2) it is up in a tree.

 I will brave poison oak and ivy without fear. I have never had a problem with it..  

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Congrats on the find!

This is me climbing a tree with a bow saw to retrieve a $3 rat-l-trap in February (When my buddy makes a bad cast he says he "Danned" it)

I'd probably go through a hole in the ice for $15 lure.

-Dan

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