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March 26, 2004
March 26, 2004
The answer, in my case, was B and D.
So here's the story. I spent last week at a family reunion on Pomme De Terre in MO. I was trolling in 40' of water with some standing timber about 100' to my right. I then discovered that the standing timber was also under me by snagging a lure on it. There was a pretty stiff wind, so it was hard to get back over it and send the plug knocker after it, and eventually I got it in the trolling motor prop and broke it off with about 50' of braid out there somewhere. I looked a little while for the line, but couldn't find it. I came back later when it was calmer to see if I could find the loose line (and therefore the lure), but couldn't find it. So I gave up and figured I'd have to beg Steve to make me a new one for a price.
The next day, my sister, who is a very good swimmer, digs out her snorkel gear and says "let's go get this lure". She used to collect lures off of stumps from the lake by our cabin in the Poconos, so she was into this. We went to the spot (marked by GPS), she jumped in, and after a few minutes of swimming around, she found the loose line, unwrapped it from about three trees worth of branches, and dove straight down. She came back up with my firetiger minnow from the day before. She said it was probably 8'-12' down there.
Oh, and the fishing? I didn't spend too much time targeting muskies because the water was getting too warm in the afternoon and I was with family, but we did catch two small (20") muskies while fishing small lures for other things. It's a nice lake, though, and the guide that took me out Sunday PM called to let me know that he caught 2 fish on Wednesday, 1 on Thursday, and 1 on Friday, all in the mid 30" range.
April 29, 2007
I wouldn't go diving in after it, but certainly know guys that would. I'd slow the boat down, get above where the lure is snagged, tie on to a cleat on the boat and and use the motor to rip it out. I've pulled up all kinds of trees and limbs up by cleating the line. If the line broke, just try to find another one.
January 19, 2009
August 28, 2007
Never dove for a lure before, I did for a prop that flew off my front trolling motor up on the Larry! 8-9' crystal clear water while boat was still drifting and got it Back before it even hit bottom. Just dove right in after it, didn't even think about it. Was kind of a like Forrest Gump diving over his boat, a dumb reaction. Lol. Might do the same if it was any of my warners
ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
March 22, 2004