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Offline MissRappala

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Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« on: Mar 06, 2023, 07:55 AM »
Ahhh the notorious swimming rod. Mine so felt the need to take a dip through the hole the other day and has felt utterly no need to surface for O2 yet.

Best tactics for fetching a rod in 15 FOW w/bad visibility? I personally donít own a camera and attempted the best I could with my largest trebles to retrieve it, to no avail. Got the spot marked well where itís at & am determined to teach this rod itís meant for land, not water.

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2023, 07:58 AM »
big jigging blade bait and let it hit bottom between pulls or the bigger jiggin raps so it travels a bit on slack line dropping.

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2023, 08:06 AM »
Jigging Rap, biggest one and having a upsized treble hook.

Once my lantern got kicked into the hole and a Jigging Rap saved it.  Also it was about 80 feet deep and it was the biggest fake fish of a life time on the rod.  Had to be careful with 6# test and took about 20 minutes maybe longer just to retrieve it.  And the front hook was just barely on the rim of the lantern too.  Would have been terrible if line broke or the lantern hitting the ice edge and the whole ordeal would've needed a repeat.

Put new mantel on and lit the thing back up and it worked.
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2023, 08:06 AM »
Bunker snag hook or similar VERY large treble?

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2023, 09:36 AM »
Best tactics for fetching a rod in 15 FOW w/bad visibility? I personally donít own a camera and attempted the best I could with my largest trebles to retrieve it, to no avail. Got the spot marked well where itís at & am determined to teach this rod itís meant for land, not water.

Did a fish pull it in or did it just fall in?  If a fish dragged it in, you might be out of luck.

If it just fell in, then borrow a camera or buy a cheap one online - then try again.

If all else fails, you could try to retrieve it in the summer time w/ a snorkel, fins + mask.


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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2023, 10:33 AM »
While your down there, look for my phone.

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2023, 10:43 AM »
I usually yell into the hole "Hey all my other rods down there, add that one to your group"!!!!

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2023, 12:50 PM »
Buy a fishing magnet - something down there must be ferrous.
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 06, 2023, 04:53 PM »
All great ideas, thanks everyone. Thankfully it wasnít a fish that dragged it away so it should be in its drop spot, and I have access to some sturdy magnets I can test out along with some now-new larger lures. Hopefully Iíll have less troubles than fetching a lantern in 80 FOWÖif a phone pops up with my rod Iíll get it returned hah!

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2023, 02:10 PM »
MissRappala, did you lose this rod on Hauser by chance?, I might be there fishing this weekend and I do have a camera
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2023, 02:16 PM »
Had mine stolen by a big pike and it has never been seen again.  :'(

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2023, 03:07 PM »
MissRappala, did you lose this rod on Hauser by chance?, I might be there fishing this weekend and I do have a camera

It sure has been claimed by Hauser. If I canít re-claim it by the weekend and youíre out, let me know if you donít mind please  :)

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 08, 2023, 07:36 AM »
It sure has been claimed by Hauser. If I canít re-claim it by the weekend and youíre out, let me know if you donít mind please  :)
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 08, 2023, 08:02 AM »
Ah, the feeling of total helplessness as your treasured fishing equipment sinks into the deep fathoms.   I lost a 8 -inch Mora augar bit as the wing nut stripped and failed on my newly assembled power drill rig.  Oh well. 

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 08, 2023, 07:46 PM »
Grateful to be able to now update, the rod is back where it belongs from a short venture with a friend! Life is good again after using pan optics to locate, a camera to view, and someone with exceptional jigging tactics to hook the sucker!

All the input & help was much appreciated :)

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 09, 2023, 02:17 AM »
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 09, 2023, 06:17 AM »
Never lost one but have jigged up a few in the summer....h2l
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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 09, 2023, 06:38 AM »
Grateful to be able to now update, the rod is back where it belongs from a short venture with a friend! Life is good again after using pan optics to locate, a camera to view, and someone with exceptional jigging tactics to hook the sucker!

All the input & help was much appreciated :)

Glad you got it back  ;D

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2023, 06:08 PM »
I had a short canoe rod decide to bounce over the side in about 18 ft of water. I tried a couple of lures but had no luck until I put on
a fairly heavy blade bait that sank straignt down. After several futile attempts I was just about ready to write the rig off as lost.  I tried
one last time and up came my rather soggy spinning reel

fish on,

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 10, 2023, 07:30 PM »
Grateful to be able to now update, the rod is back where it belongs from a short venture with a friend! Life is good again after using pan optics to locate, a camera to view, and someone with exceptional jigging tactics to hook the sucker!

All the input & help was much appreciated :)
That sounds like it might have been a fun time.
And at least you knew your target was down there and you didn't have to wait for it to show up.

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 10, 2023, 09:24 PM »
Buy a fishing magnet - something down there must be ferrous.
First thing I picked up when I started dead sticking for Lakers with decent gear was a 50lb magnet

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Re: Pole went swimming - fetching tactics?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 13, 2023, 01:58 PM »
Grateful to be able to now update, the rod is back where it belongs from a short venture with a friend! Life is good again after using pan optics to locate, a camera to view, and someone with exceptional jigging tactics to hook the sucker!

All the input & help was much appreciated :)

Nice job!   ;D

 



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