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Funny enough all at John Townsend reservoir on FT Carson.

A boot
A pair of boxer shorts
An American flag Tshirt
And two lines that had a fish on the other end

What's some of the stupid **** that you guys have "caught"
 

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I caught a pair of vice grips at creek. Soaked em in transmission fluid for a couple weeks, knocked the rust off and I'm still using them.
 

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To many trees, rocks, and weeds to count, ha
Let's see things I've snagged tons of fishing line, 1-2 I can remember with fish on the end, actually snagged a laker this weekend under the bottom jaw somehow, snagged a crawfish net one time in the middle of a lake 130' deep, a sock, a croc (shoe), a 5 gallon bucket and a car (car was a 70's something, reported it and the patrolman said they knew about it car was dumped back in the 80's by some kids cause they couldn't afford to fix it) I actually dove down in the river there to get my favorite lure unstuck and seen it was hooked on the underside of the car
 

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a diaper at brush hollow
a pair of glasses at p-lo
a fish carcass at p-lo with a spool of line
3 rod and reels at p-lo
2 anchors at p-lo
a kite at p-lo
a minnow trap at p-lo
3 plus nets at p-lo
several clams at p-lo
a rusty set of keys at p-lo
a downrigger ball at p-lo
a dipsey diver at 11 mile with a 5 1/2 lb rainbow attached
a transom saver at 11 mile
as you can see I do a lot of lindy rigging and slabbing at p-lo
 

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Most exciting catch that was not a fish

Back when I was a little less conservation minded, we were fishing Pleebs around Memorial Day. The wiper and walleye bite was really good and we were fishing from a 32' yacht. We had 3 wiper and 2 keeper eyes on a chain stringer. When I went to load another eye on the stringer I noticed that only the clip was left on the boat cleat, no fish. The chain stringer had broken and the fish were all sinking to their demise.

We stayed on the same anchor while we all tried to snag the stringer, blind, cause we never saw it break. After an hour we had given up hope. I put my rod in a rod holder, and shortly after my rod just started to slowly load up. I went and grabbed it and lifted, to what felt like a snag. As I grabbed the spool to try and bend my jig hook with 10# braid, it lifted off the bottom. At that point I thought i surely had the stringer and as i lifted it further off the bottom it really started to feel like headshakes on the snag. I was pulling it form 28' and i had to be careful pulling it up because it was HEAVY like 8lbs. So i would pull up a foot and it would go back down 6". We were all waiting around to see if I had the stringer. After 20 minutes of cranking we saw that I had snagged some water logged brush. smh

Lesson of the trip, dont use chain stringers. Wish someone else would have snagged the stringer and the fish didnt go to waste, but I doubt it.
 

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I always thought catching boots was for cartoons until I caught one.
Caught lines with fish on em
Caught a 30" dead and rotting walleye
Caught 4-6 crawfish at once...they were falling off the line as it came in
 

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Oh yeah and my most proud moment...caught my rod that was leaning on a tree on the windup and hurled it into the pond.....stayed hooked to I reeled it in
 

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Female swim tops
Tennis shoe
Same tennis shoe the next day
Male boxer shorts
Male swim trunks
3 pairs Sunglasses
At least 20 Spinner Rigs w various hooks, spinners, weights, etc.
Approx. 250 yds of various fishing lines...
At least 10 asst. cans and bottles
BUT.. The BEST ONE:

Fenwick Rod and Pflueger President Reel in BRAND NEW SHAPE!
 

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How about an almost snag? My wife's family used to elk hunt in the LaSal Mountains on the Colorado/Utah border. While they hunted I usually took my pontoon and fished some of the local lakes. One hunting camp we set up near Hidden Lake on the west side of the LaSals. No one was having much luck so they decided to hunt further east, closer to Redd Ranch (if you know where that is along the Colorado border). I stayed in camp and wandered up to the nearby lake and put my pontoon in. No sooner had I put in and started casting with my fly rod than a cow elk and her calf walked by the lake. They were close enough that I could have hooked the calf with my fly but I thought better of it as I didn't want mama elk coming into the lake after me for bothering her calf. So, does that count?
 

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I was fishing the outlet from Chatfield one day and some butt wad snagged my stringer with two walleyes on it from the bank right out from under me... bet he had a yummy dinner that night. ;D
 

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Several fishing rods.
Landing net, (lost many)
a red plastic cup that fought like a walleye all the way to the boat.
umbrella, - collapsed - fought hard even though it was coming in top first.
a live clam - I got bonus points for the day for that catch
a 9.9 mercury outboard, almost,,,, caught on anchor and lost at the waterline
 

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Fluke style anchor at the crack with my anchor, it was a ***** and I almost gave up but didn't want rope and **** getting someone's prop (because it probably would have been me on my next trip LOL).
 

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I snagged Boondock one day. Tried to throw him back and drown him but he is covered in slimy hair and he got away. Ran off muttering something about his coupons expiring. While he was wiggling three diawa baitcasters fell out of his ass. I think they are probably there on the lakeshore.


PM for location.
 

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Haha, good ones! I snagged a Scott 3wt fly rod with reel and line intact. The tip section was broken, but I was able to send it back to scott for repair. It's a fun little whipping stick for small streams, dry flies. On the flip side, I lost an ugly stick and reel one year. Not too long after a mutual friend snagged it and he found out it was mine and gave it back, which was cool. Bet there is lots of stuff at the bottom of some of our reservoirs.
 

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Finding cool stuff is the one reason I want to get my scuba cert!

Buddy of mine used to volunteer and clean up Aurora reservoir. He said they would find all kinds of cool stuff and HUNDREDS of sunglasses and cameras.
 

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When I was guiding on the San Juan, I had a couple dudes in my boat. One guy kept false casting until he snapped his bugs off. I heard them snap, immediately pulled over to re-rig. Took me a couple minutes to get him back up and running, looked back at the other guy to make sure he was ready and he was trying to pull an egg pattern off his face. When the guy up front was false casting he caught his buddy just below his eye. I couldn't believe it, he never flinched, never said a thing just sat there while I rowed to shore, and re-rigged his buddy. We finally got it out. I pinched the barbs from that moment on! LOL
 
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