Thursday, September 9, 2010

Catch of the day…well sort of

Fishing a lake about an hour from the house on the one day winds were not whipping. The water was flat like glass and the pontoon boat lay on top of the water like a lazy frog too fat to move. As I move from the deep blue into the shallow water my eyes catch a glint of something big and sparkly.

“Wow…sunken treasure!” I think to myself rigging up a discarded treble hook and a ¼ weight. I felt my inner pirate boiling to the surface as I brought up the gold.


“Aaaaarrgghhhh….she’s been down there a bit too long, me thinks.”

Flueger rod and reel matched up perfectly and retails around 150-200 for the combo. The corrosion was far beyond my elbow grease revival magic so this goes in the trophy\relic room as opposed to the action section. The rod is a Medium\Fast action rod with very little hook-set power in the tip…probably wouldn’t have worked anyway.

Fish? I caught about 50 bass but nothing in the OMG section. After reviewing the photo thread, sunken treasure was the catch of the day.

My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic.

16 comments:

Don said...

Great post Matt...I remember one day a rod falling into the water to be with Dave Jones and this gives me hope!

Coloradocasters said...

That reminds me...I should go back to that one lake and try to fish out that St. Croix...that was a great rod.

SweetiePea said...

So now you're going to go fishing for fishing rods? That's taking it a bit too far. Don't ya think? J/K

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

There's a little lake in Maine..... and a big brother who had a nice, new expensive rod back when I was oh, about 7, and annoying and pesty and REALLY annoying and HAD to use THAT fishing rod to fish, myself and was warned, repeatedly, to not let go of the rod, and, well, yeah... somewhere, on the bottom of a lake in Maine, 40 years ago...I left some pirate treasure of my own.

Coloradocasters said...

DHIMC: I outgrew the expensive fishing rod phase a decade or so ago. The more I pay for something, the sooner it gets broken or lost. Folks might get a chuckle over how many fish I catch on gear under 100 bucks.

SweetiePea: This just proves that I can pretty much catch anything whether it bites or not.

Travis Erwin said...

Sweet. Wonder what the story is.

Little Messy Missy said...

That is cool!

Clif said...

I once lost the top half of a two piece ultra light rod during a tussle with a giant wood bass. About a month later I happened to catch it with a crankbait!

Reminds me of the time I lost a perfectly matched Flueger rod and reel combo somewhere in Colorado....wonder if it's still there.....

Coloradocasters said...

@Clif: Nice! Pay for shipping and she's yours!!! ha ha

Had I come across this a year or two sooner who knows. Might have been able to polish it back to good.

Ol' Eagle Eyes said...

Must be in the "wind" so to speak for dredging up rod and reel combination's from the depths. I just posted another story over on my blog about reeling in another rod from the depths of a Montana lake. Check it out! Now, I am done with my shameless plug, for my blog. Thanks, Matt for putting up with me.

Razzle Dazzle said...

Travis asked a great question...because there's another side to the story elsewhere!
hmmm

Bigerrfish said...

Hey if you ever float the Green watch for my rod, THats sweet you rigged up and got it.

Shoreman said...

I like the trophy/relic room idea. I have the "I found it" window sill, but if it was something as big as a rod, I'd have to start a "room". I too, wonder what the story behind it would be.

Mark

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Matt
My son and I lost a rig like that about 15 years ago on the lake I fish now, it probably looks just like that one now. A lot of money down the drain.

BeMistified said...

Wow, was a sad day for whoever lost that beauty.

iWalton said...

Hahaha, great story and great catch.