When getting to the lake this morning at 7am I backed out onto a jetty about 30' to try some cat fishing.I backed within about 10' from the waters edge. I got out of the truck and the wind was blowing around 25 MPH. I got the 1st rod out of the truck bed and baited the hook and threw it out setting it into the rod holder. Got the 2nd rod out of the bed of the truck and standing at the back of the truck set the rod handle down to the ground leaning the rod against the truck while i baited the hook. After getting it baited I grab the rod at the handle and started filling burning in the palm of my hand. I threw the rod to the ground wondering what the *** just happen. Looking down at the rod and picking it back up I noticed the butt end was melting and hotter than ****. I'm thinking what is going on here. Is the fishing going to be so hot that my rods are burning up.oooh: About then I started smelling rubber burning and looked down to see that my boot was smoking. I ran to the water to put it out before it started burning. I'm getting spooked about now wondering what the hell is going on. I then notice that someone had must of just left the jetty and had built a camp fire burning right where i had parked. There was very little coals left but just enough to melt the butt of my rod and the soles of my boot. My wife of 33 yrs tells me every time I leave to go fishing to be carefull and I alwas say dont worry that i will be OK... I'm starting to think maybe i should'nt go by myself anymore.. PS...I did have a good laugh after all this..and ended up catching some nice fsh.