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While fishing out on French lake, years ago, I set the hook big time and right down the hole went a Colman double mantle latern. Watched it turn the vexilar green until it hit bottom. Tried snagging it, but no luck. We did bring a nice mess of fish home tho...............

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I'm thinking about making up a screen with a slot for the line in it, could still see the bobber, thats easily removed when needed for my permanent. Could save hundreds maybe thousands of dollars over a lifetime!!!

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dropped a full, unopened can of either DR Pepper or Fresca down the hole 5 or 6 years ago. many split shot have accidently rolled off of my legs down the holes.

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The old ball and chain.... yeah thats right.. I said it..

pretty sure a country singer named Brad created a song about it.

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First time out 5 years ago I lost a full, unopened can of Bud Light. My buddy and I spent the next few hours coming up with great Super Bowl commercials about it.

Example:

Call police, tell them your bud (instead of buddy) fell in the lake, they send a full search crew with divers, the crew comes up with full unopened can, and I smile and slam the beer...

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I'm thinking about making up a screen with a slot for the line in it, could still see the bobber, thats easily removed when needed for my permanent. Could save hundreds maybe thousands of dollars over a lifetime!!!

There ya go. How about Plexiglas? (couple inches bigger than the hole of course, so it too doesn't fall in.)

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Two years ago, somewhere in the abyss of Red lake my son found out the hard way that his WWE action figures of "Tripple H" and "Batista" did not float! Maybe Kelly P has found them or the Red Lake seals ate them!

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i was on mille lacs this week and dropped the camera down to see what we were fishing over and found about a dozen cans,a deck of cards a curtian rod and a vex battery all under the house.

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The holes in a fishhouse seem to have magnetic powers over dice. If you miss them they leave the table, everyone just looks at each other and listens as they hit the heater or bucket then the floor and roll then silence. Everyone hopes it hits the edge but the sound is always the same. Kerploop.

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dropped a can of campbells chucky chicken noodle soup (opened of course) Saved the can, but the noodles & all the fixins went down the hole. Had a whole pile of noodles under my hole. The white color of the noodles (or the smell) DO NOT attract any fish. The pile went straight down and stayed there in a blob.

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Originally Posted By: crothmeier
I'm thinking about making up a screen with a slot for the line in it, could still see the bobber, thats easily removed when needed for my permanent. Could save hundreds maybe thousands of dollars over a lifetime!!!

There ya go. How about Plexiglas? (couple inches bigger than the hole of course, so it too doesn't fall in.)

Hey we could patent that and be rich! People have gotten rich from far less!

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Last year my g/f and I were out fishing in the porty. I went out to put a tip-up out and all of sudden i heard something slam on the floor of the house and hit the water. All at once she yells a bad word and starts yelling here phone went down! She said she watched it slowly float to the bottom. Man she was mad,she called her dad when we got home and he laughed at her!

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brain cells lots and lots of brain cells.

Yep yep, brain cells. Along with a cell phone(never found) a lantern(retreived)knife (gone)seems like thousands of clip on depth finders.

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A spoon that I was going to use to eat some soup.. and a jigging rap that the line melted and lost it so I dropped the camera down to see if I could see it didn't so I pulled it up and the line got tangled on the cable and I got it back!

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