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Tackle Bag Advice

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gunflint

I'm giving advice here not asking for it. When using a tackle bag, you want to make sure to zip the bag closed when not in use. Never having considered this important until earlier this week I have decided to share my experience.

After I removed a 19" walleye from the net for a client and showing off my vast experience in handling fish in the boat this particular "walleye with an attitude" decides to flop out of my skilled hands and proceeds to do a beautiful 1 and 1/2 gainer concluding with a graceful head first dive into the 6 inch opening in my tackle bag. Two things I discovered when this happens.

1. When walleyes are in their comfort zone (a dark space) they have no inhibitions what so ever about relieving them selves.

2. When a walleye lands right side up in a confined space, all of the sharp and pointy parts of the fish are at the fishes advantage.

After explaining to my now amused clients that I do this all the time I gathered what dignity I had left and showed this fish who the boss was. Did I mention that I stepped on the leech container and spilled 4 dozen leeches all over the deck during the battle. Just another fine day on the water. smirk.gif

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Redlantern

Good advice. I've learned the hardway with tackle boxes and tool boxes that if you close the thing, latch it. Invariably, you'll pick it up assuming it's latched and then it all dumps out. Kind of bites when you do this in the snow. Worst part is I've done this more than once. I'm a bit of a slow learner.

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