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Anyone ever have this happen

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Made it out to a metro lake this afternoon. I scouted and found a good hole to set up a tip up. I clipped on a depth finder to find the bottom and pulled in a few feet to put a marker on the line. Next thing I know there is a 18" largemouth on the the other end. I had clipped the depth finder onto the quickstrike rig. No bait whatsoever. Kinda makes a guy think about all the money I have spent on lures and bait and this whole time all it took was a orange chunk of lead! Anyone ever have this happen?

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that happened to me on forest lake, set up before the sun came up. drilled hole dropped depth finder,pulled in a 2 lb walleye sat on that spot for 3 hrs and never caught another fish!

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Same thing happened to me fishing LOW. It wasn't even a colored one.

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I did it with a small northern once, and never caught anything else on that spot that day.

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My buddy had to retie and dropped his jig off the side with a depth bomb attached to set up. Caught one before it even hit the bottom. We stumbled into feeding frenzy of dinky walleye and they were hitting anything that came by though. Our bobbers were going down before they even stood up.

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Oh yeah...one time fishin Mille Lacs with a slip bobber I dropped it down to check the depth with a orange depthfinder. When I went to reel up I thought it was caught in the rocks and pulled up a 20+ inch walleye...I think I lost the depthfinder in the process I'm not complaining though.

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i always cross my fingers when i check depths, but i havnt ever gotten anything yet.

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I don't know how many times I got fish trying to nibble up a swivel or snap sinker rather than a lure.

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When I was a kid my uncle always used a spark plug for a depth finder. Saw him catch a small walleye on that. Only fish of the day too.

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i had that happen to me once last year i did a lot of tip uping and had a big pike nale it really hard riped the line right out of my hands ...well i got hime to the hole and snaped my line .......but he got my depth finder !!!!!!!!!

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i had it happen to me once and only once, but it was a smaller fish i caught, dont remember what it was.

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I've had muskies and pike take off with my Aquaview camera. Kind of cool to see them coming. They always spit it out after a short run.

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You ain't going to believe me but I'll tell this story anyways. Walked the railroad tracks into a lake in Washington county that a buddy said we had permision to fish. Get on the lake and notice guys sitting on the bank watching their tipups out on the lake. I thought that was strange as we headed out across the lake to the other side. Got to the other side and a buddy is setting up his tip up with depth bomb...he pulls out a northern, I'm doing the same with my depth bomb...I pull out a northern....our other buddy is setting his tipup....that's right...same thing....then the first buddy puts his line down again with the depth bomb and catches another one....that's right 4 northerns on depth bombs in less than a minute! We finally got shiners on and the flags wouldn't stay down...this lake was loaded with 2 lb northerns! We were not there long before a guy walks out with a two way radio and ask what we're doing out there....turns out we didn't have permission to be there as my one buddy thought and we were asked to leave. So did the guys hiding on the bank....all made sense now, guy who asked us to leave couldn't see those guys from the building he was in but he could see us on the other side of the lake plain as day. That was a crazy 15mn of fishing though.

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Looks like I need to load up on orange depth bombs smile

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Another one for LOW---about 15 years ago caught an 18"er on the 1st depth check of the day. Turned out to be the best walleye ice-fishing trip I've ever experienced.

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I think it may be time to invest in some more depth finders... lol

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I've had muskies and pike take off with my Aquaview camera. Kind of cool to see them coming. They always spit it out after a short run.

Mark,

Have you ever thought of putting an Eagle Claw 374 on that thing?

However, that would be one of your fishing lines in the water I guess.

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I had that happen once on Coon lake fishing late season panfish. Was putting second hole down using a depth charge (weight) when it suddenly stopped going down at about 8 feet (15 ft water).

It felt real heavy, then started pulling back. I thought I had snagged my other line somehow but out comes a real nice 8 lb northern. Hooked with a tiny ice jig in the tip of the mouth.

Of course northern season was closed, I forgot my camera, and nobody else was around, sigh.

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