I just wanted to reminde anyone who is setting trotlines to always carry a quickly accessable Knife. I had a scare last spring. My boating partner and I were not communicating right and he turned on the trolling motor before I was past the trotline. I was not paying attention and the line wraped around my leg and I fell into a submerged brush pile only 1' below the water. I was deep enought in it that my head was below the water. I had my knife in hand and cut myself loose from the line that was tangled on my leg tangled in the brush. I only had one very bad cut on my arm. This only happend in a period of about 30 seconds but it was long enough to scare me. Now I carry a Knife in a strap around my shin. I think you trotliners should do the same.