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If you find my driftsock at the bottom of 9 mile, let me know

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Well I bought a new 60 dollar drift sock before hitting the big lake today. Boy was it working great...4 passes, 4 fish. Then on the next pass the sock came loose from the cleat, and there went the fishing with it. I couldn't believe how fast it sunk probably 10 seconds. With about 15 mph winds or more, I couldn't catch up with it. Anyways, the point of this post is to hear from anyone some stupid stories or things they have done that ruined a day of fishing...Anyone lose a drift sock before? One guy I know threw in his anchor without tying a rope on. LMAO at that one.

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that sucker is going to roll all over the bottom of that lake, maybe even wash up on shore some where, if you had a GPS to mark the spot, and a underwater camera you may have been able to retrive it. i once pulled up a nice st croix rod with a arpo garcia reel i found off of indain piont,it also was attached to a nice walleye,

its now one of my best rigs,

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Just this weekend threw my anchor over without it being tied on. My kids had a great time letting the wife know before I even had the boat backed into the garage blush.gif

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P.S. The "let me know" part is a joke. I'm sure the sock is gone forever. I should also have given the report. Since we couldn't slow down in the wind, we ended up changing tactics and anchoring on a rock reef in about 16 fow. Caught about 6 walleyes there, and brought four 15-17" home. Didn't turn out that bad after all! Yeah, I told my friend who was pretty disappointed that we lost the sock that I'm sure we're not the first or the last to do that! Lesson learned.

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My fishing party had four boats on Saturday. One of the boats didn't have a drift sock. It turns out another boat caught a brand new one and gave away. So now he has a drift sock.

I'm pretty sure it's not the one you lost. It was a cheap blue one, real thin material.

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The strap with the float on works well so this wont happen.It only took me losing one before i relized it was a good thing to attach.Burl.

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Once upon a time while launching at night on a lake and since there were a few boats waiting behind us we were in a hurry. We jumped in took off and when our feet started getting really wet we had detrmied that some idot had not put the plug back in. We kicked it to full speed towards the shallows bar and were able to get the plug back in without haveing ot head back to shore. We felt pretty dumb but hey stuff happens.

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I have lost two rod/reel combos - both on Mille Lacs.

The first one was really doomed. I actually sent it over the side twice. It was a nice St. Croix rod with a shimano symetre reel. I had accidently dumped it overboard during a tournament on Lake Sharp (SD) a couple months earlier. I somehow got it back against all odds by throwing a marker out, anchoring, and casting a dare devil over the area where it sunk. I looked like an I*D*I*O*T anchored casting dare devils during a walleye tournament but I did get the rod back. Just a month or two later that rod was nestled safely in my boat's rod rack. I didn't turn the locking device on the rod rack for that rod and after I got out to the flat after a long bumpy ride, it was gone. It is probably still out there today, crusty on the bottom somewhere between the casino ramp and 7 mile.

I lost the other one literally a couple hours after buying it. I picked it up and had it spooled on my way to Mille Lacs. It was on my last open water trip to Mille Lacs of '01. It was a warm fall that year and It was the full moon of December 2nd. It was about 15 degrees and I was having a hard time keeping the reels and rod eyes free of ice. But, I was catching walleyes. I caught a nice 25" walleye, measured it, and released it all without removing my gloves. This was a mistake. My gloves immediately iced over. When I went to make the next trolling pass, I sent the lure on a cast to get it away from the boat. Thanks to the iced gloves, the rod and reel went with it. Arrrrrrg!

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If it is a Lindy Drift Control 54" sock it is. It is blue material with yellow/ black straps. Although the material was pretty thick. Any idea where it was hooked? 9 mile?

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Did the exact same thing 4 yrs ago off Indian Pt. Almost went in the drink diving for it - luckily my swab grabbed my leg before I went over the side. Like previous post next sock I bought got attached to a float harness. It already saved it once.

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