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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Never mind, the finder says it wasn’t found anywhere near Miller park.
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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Was your rod a 9’ fenwick with a Shimano baitrunner reel??? I saw on another sight where a guy found one. Let me know asap
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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Id drag treble hooks? Do you have side scan?

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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    I've fished out a couple rods using an old style metal chain and snap fish
    stringer. Just tie a thin rope to the stringer and open up all the snaps.
    You may even be able to use a fishing rod with heavy line. At least 30 to 40# test.

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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtsquirrel View Post
    I’ve lost my rod and reel twice and got em back both times dragging a large treble hook and about a 3 oz. weight. That’s wha I would do. I actually keep a large treble in my glovebox for that reason now. Good luck.
    I agree with Dirtsquirrel , a large treble hook may be your best chance to recover your rod and reel. There also wouldn’t be anything illegal doing that.
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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    I’ve lost my rod and reel twice and got em back both times dragging a large treble hook and about a 3 oz. weight. That’s wha I would do. I actually keep a large treble in my glovebox for that reason now. Good luck.

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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Yep, I've used a snag anchor to recover lost stuff from the river bottom before.

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    Man, I feel your pain . Maybe dropping a grapple and dragging it around the area you dropped it?.

    Here they come!

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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    [QUOTE=Waterdog;1157384] Ultimately I think your recovery chances are between slim and none.

    My sentiments exactly. As others have stated, don't go alone, bring a buddy. RAY
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    Re: Lost my brand new rod (Fenwick) and reel by the boat launch at Miller Park yester

    Quote Originally Posted by HeartHarlez View Post
    Awesome suggestions from all of you. Thank you. I will try all of them. Now the only problem I can see is having the ability to skip the boat and drag the bottom of the river at the same time.
    I’m still a novice at skippering my Jetcraft, but maybe I could anchor and do it. The pole dropped in the water just as we turned up river coming out of the marina, and gave the boat some throttle. Apparently too much throttle! I saw the lure and weight fall into the water and bend the pole, I throttled back, looked back, and the pole was gone.


    Thanks again for the thoughtful suggestions.

    Bring someone with you for safety reasons and for moving about plus he can help you jigging out your pole too. Then anchor hopefully not blocking boat traffic. Both of you should bring striper poles with 50-65lb braid that won't be affected by current as much. Then use a 5 oz torpedo lead weight with eyelets on both sides. The main line to one eyelet and on the other.. 2-18" leaders of 15lb line to large treble hooks so if you snag, you won't lose the weight, just so it looks kinda legal. Swing the hooks back and forth. Bring extra line and treble hooks. You can get those weights at Freeport Market across from Romeo's. They have tons of loose weights in the back of the store, cheap prices on those too. Hopefully your rod and reel didn't go far. Start where it dropped and go down river, keep moving 10 feet or so every once in a while IF you can. GO asap b/c of the current pushing it plus silt will cover it. Don't dive in, don't know about a magnet, a grappling hook will work, maybe not that big if you can find one and keep poles secured in upright pole holders or laying flat when moving. Not sure if this idea works, slim chance of finding it but....Good Luck.
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