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As I was going through my tackle bag getting it organized for the play offs, (post turnover) my plan was to spend a few minutes weeding out the summer stuff like, crawler harnesses, slip bobber rigs, etc. When I noticed that my bag is'nt as well oraganized as it was in early may.

The only possible explanation is that someone is breaking into my bag and messing it up. Has anyone else noticed this?

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Valv

grin.gif That's funny Gunflint !!!!

Mine instead has no problem at all, it's just like in spring frown.gif

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DEADhead

gunflint,

I've got gremlins that are moving tackle from one bag to another. how does that happen? wink.gif

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wayne123

I actually had a good year this summer. My son never left the tackle box open in the rain once this summer. He has done this every year as long as I can remember. He is fifteen now and starting to realize things cost money.

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Bobby Bass

I to have noticed this, My plastic box was full of gulps and now I find empty plastic containers, And I do find the gulps in the far corners of my boat, I think that they have been crawling out and trying to escape. But I have notice that I started off with one can of bug repellent and now have four. Somehow three umbrals have made it into the rod storage area and I find that my live well has a very fishy smell to it. I'm sure it was not like that in the spring smirk.gif

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Northlander

I think I have Gremlins from all over the state leaving odds and ends of tackle all over my boxes and boat. Dang Crappie Gremlin left 1/16th oz. jigs in my spoons and the eye gremlins left cranks in my looper boxes.

Oh well Ill fix them guys up real good come the pre freeze up period.

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tonyjor

I've had those gremlins too. They live in the lake, I know that for sure as sometimes they take stuff from me while I'm using it. Greedy little..... wink.gif

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Borch

Those Gremlins!

They take stuff out of my tackle box and hide it in my son's tackle box.

Weird huh.... confused.gif

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picksbigwagon

I wish I had gremlins in my tackle box.

The last 8 weekends have been full of other "things" (honey-do's I think is what they are called), and the next 6 look about the same. Today was an open day and I just winterized the boat. I was very disappointed that my tackle bag was organized and things were in their right places in the boat. That's down right depressing

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upnorth

2 fishing vests and 3 tackle boxes....I have no idea where any of what is right now crazy.gif

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IFallsRon

Your bag has old man disease.

Many, many years ago, my neighbor in a duplex was a very old retired lady. I worked second shift at the time and occasionally would go home for dinner break. One night, I got there and several police cars were parked around the place. Seems the old gal called the cops to report that someone had come in and was moving things around in her fridge.

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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
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