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PostPosted: 20 Mar 2016, 19:31 
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My freshman wanted to do some fishing so he invited a friend along and we headed over to the bigger city's "family fishing park". This is a neat deal where a local construction company donated one of its tapped out sand and gravel quarries to the city for a park. The city and the state work together to keep it stocked with game fish. The water is deep and clear enough to keep rainbow trout alive for part of the year as well as South Dakota standards walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and northerns.

When we got there, a crew of state agency guys were dumping northerns they had trapped in a couple much larger lakes about a 100 miles north into family park. They ranged from "hammer handles" up through a 12 pounder or so. My pixs weren't every good but we saw dozens go into the lake.

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After the state guys left the boys went fishing down the line and dad settled down to cut tackle out of a "snaglefuess" (what my German uncles used to call a messed pile of fishing line). My boys had found it down at Falls Park a few weeks earlier with their aunt. I wanted to see how much stuff was in this pile of dozens and dozens pieces of line. Here's soon after I started cutting.

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In the end, I had about 3/4th a pound of lead, a couple of lures I can rehabilitate, and some big treble hooks.

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There was still lots of hooks left in the sanglefuess but not much for weights and the overall size of it was much reduced. There ended up being a local news photographer there at the park. The fish stocking was a big bonus for him and after a while he ended up taking pixs of me and my line cutting so maybe I'll end up in the paper in a couple of days. Good thing I was wearing my "Peterson Furs" trapping hat!

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PostPosted: 20 Mar 2016, 20:37 
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A regular treasure hunt!

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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2016, 03:58 
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Even when you're fishing you're scrapping PC! Nice find with the lead sinkers and lures.

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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2016, 08:20 
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Very cool PC. You got enough lead to go hunting with. :D


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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2016, 11:31 
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Nice find for sure ! The water levels in our lakes fluxuate so often that there's always
A new batch of treasures to be found. Years ago, Colorado's political RichardNoggins, sold water rights to kansas or so I was told . RichardNoggins lol.

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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2016, 14:07 
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My brother would walk the lakes and reservoirs, in the fall and early winter during low water, picking up all the weights, hooks, line, and lures he would find. We caught a lot of fish on lures he repainted and fixed with new treble hooks. Even turned up a couple of poles that had been lost off of boats, though the reels were mostly shot due to rust. He didn't buy many new lures and don't believe he ever bought weights.


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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2016, 15:19 
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that's nice ,Non :wink:

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