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Things caught ice fishing other than fish?

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Went fishing with my friends one night and the next day I caught a leatherman one of them dropped down a hole and didn't even know he did it.

Also caught two ice rods on two different occasions. And no, neither one had a fish on the end.

Any other nice catches that weren't fish?

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Well, I fished my Kershaw knife out of Mille lacs this year, and the hot dog tongs that fell off the counter in the wheel house on Waconia.

A few years back a guy I knew dropped his wedding band down the hole on Mille lacs. It took some time, a camera, some inginutiy, and a very cold arm...but he got it back. That one was amazing.

I have a buddy that had the ability to catch baseball sized rocks from the bottom of Mille Lacs and was able to bring them up the holes using a rattle spoon!

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Caught a fishing pole and pulled up a few rocks on Mill Lacs, and pulled up a really nice big fishing Net on Edwards during the summer. Then a lot of other junk pulling Lindy rigs like plastic bags, tee shirts, rags, old line and lures.

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My good friend Bob lost his rattle reel down the hole on URL a couple weeks ago.

The next morning he caught a walleye and it wraped the line around his lost rattle reel. It was a successful landing of both the fish and the reel.

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A few years back a guy I knew dropped his wedding band down the hole on Mille lacs. It took some time, a camera, some inginutiy, and a very cold arm...but he got it back. That one was amazing.

Wow, that is amazing!!!

Nothing nearly as exciting as that here. A few turtles, a couple of clams, and a lawn chair (that one put up a pretty good fight.)

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I cought a large drift sock by the harness so it was fully deployed while reeling in. Boy that was a fight. Got about 6 or 8 crankbaits that were stuck in it. They should have been using fireline.

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We caught a walleye with a stringer hook through its lower lip. We took off the stringer hook and let it go. I told the old man the fish was probably mad at us cause we took its lip piercing - It WAS the coolest fish in the lake! But this was soft water so I guess it might not count – I caught a cement block with a rope attached in the winter.

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havnt caught many non-fish items during the winter...

but i have caught a decoy weight on a string and several crayfish while trolling for eyes up on ML.

I also accidently caught an octapus while fishing for redfish in south carolina

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I caught a rubber glove once while fishing the Mississippi. It came in inflated with water and had the correct skin color to it, when I first saw it I nearly soiled myself becuase I swore it was a human hand I just reeled in.

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I caught a rubber glove once while fishing the Mississippi. It came in inflated with water and had the correct skin color to it, when I first saw it I nearly soiled myself becuase I swore it was a human hand I just reeled in.
LOL, I suppose anything could come out of the Mississippi

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Oh man this is a good thread, all of the interesting stuff that I have caught in the river. I had a dead pig float by one day and snag my line without me knowing, one heck of a fight. I also caught a dead racoon too. Not really sure how that stuff ends up on the hook, I supose its being drug on the bottom and runs into the line. I have also caught cell phones, fishing poles, a couple shoes, I caught a pair of jeans once (i thought for sure I had a body when I saw the leg come up shocked ). Crazy stuff turns up down there when its high water.

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Catching rocks? sounds like Charlie Brown fishing.
Rikstr, Ouch! frown I was doing some aggressive jigging with a Swed pimple over the rocks, and yes I do catch a few fish along with a rock once in a while!! laugh

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I catch a lot of strange stuf in the miss but the oddest thing was the severed head of a spike buck. Got him on a jointed shad rap in the sd color if I remember right.

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I caught a rubber glove once while fishing the Mississippi. It came in inflated with water and had the correct skin color to it, when I first saw it I nearly soiled myself becuase I swore it was a human hand I just reeled in.

I caught a rubber something or another in the mississippi last year. It was also inflated with water, but I didn't mistake it for something it wasn't. grin

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Last saturday I caught earth. On a bobber. Now I ask how does earth pull a bobber down 2 feet? No give whatsoever on 6 lb line til snap. confused

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