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04-04-2012, 03:42 PM #1
Had a rod jerked out of the boat!
Yesterday, after lauging at some guys on the bank for letting thier rod get pulled in the water Karma bite me in the a&&! It could't have been 30 minutes, I see Im getting a hit so I go to set my sandwich down, and even though I had the pole wedged in that milisecond that it took the sandwich down the rod was pulled into 25 foot of water or so.
Luckily it wrapped around my other line somehow, but I didnt know that for about 10 minutes as I sat there with the dumb look on my face!
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04-04-2012, 03:51 PM #2
I have had that same thing happen a few times , somehow I catch them and retrieve them back with my other rod or I slip a weight and treble on and drag bottom with a spare pole till I catch the one that flew in .
About 6 years ago I was in a tournament and was using rod holders from the bank had a good hit that folded the rod over and when I snatched the rod from the holder it flew from my hand straight into the water . Everyone was laughing and talking smack .
I rigged the treble hook with the weight right at the hook and caught my rod , once I got the rod in I reeled it up and the fish was still hooked . Ended up winning the biggest fish with that sucker ....... lol
They wasn't laughing so loud then and my son in law and grandson tell the story all the time .
Anyway one has not slipped from my hand since .... lol
04-04-2012, 03:54 PM #3
Gotta love karma, especially instant karma. Keeps a person honest, but it's good you didn't lose your rig though.
04-04-2012, 04:01 PM #4
04-04-2012, 04:02 PM #5
04-04-2012, 04:18 PM #6
I've had the same thing happen...in 60 ft of water. Ended up catching the swivel loop with the tip of the circle hook on another rod. What are the chances of that happening...I should have bought a lottery ticket! Ended up reeling up the lost rod and landing the 15 lber that took it in. I now have a rule in my boat that if the rod isn't in your hand it must be in a rod holder.
I love Karma!
04-04-2012, 05:18 PM #7
Im going to pick up some rod holders thats for sure.
04-26-2012, 01:52 AM #8
I was fishing off my Dad's dock down on the bay one day. I had two lines in the water with bottom rigs. The rods were in a pair of old rod holders screwed to the dock. I ran to the shore to use the hose to rinse my hands off. When I came back about 30 seconds later, one of my rods (a Shimano bait runner combo) was gone and the top screw of the rod holder was broken off (apparently the saltwater had taken its toll).
Five or so minutes later my buddy joined me. He pointed out that oddly, all but one of the nearby floating seagulls had flown away. The loner gull had a really guilty look on his face. I rigged up a slip weight with a big circle hook and started casting around the bird and slowly reeling in. Sure enough, on the 3rd or 4th cast, the bird started moving towards us. I ended up reeling in the bird and my rod.
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04-26-2012, 03:10 PM #9
04-26-2012, 05:24 PM #10
there is no way i would fish the potomac without a good rod holder,when that water hits about 90 degrees them blues will hit like frieght trains,they find the weak spots in your gear real quick