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Hi everyone, this is my first time posting. I've been reading for a couple years and really enjoy it. Lots of great information and stories. I thought I'd share a little story with you. We were headed to waska last weekend for some sunny fishing and stopped in Starbuck to get some waxies. While we were in there we seen a plastic cover with a counter on it that snaps onto a 5 gallon pail. I hadn't seen this before and for a guy that likes to buy new stuff I bought one. So much for that. There were three of fishing so we sat the bucket between us with counter on it and as we caught fish and wanted to keep them we just put them through the counter and into the bucket. Before we knew it we had kept 30 sunnies and knew we halfway to our legal limit. What an awesome product this cover and counter was. We never thought of dumping the fish out and counting them. The cover and counter is called catchmate and if your wanting to spend more time fishing than counting I would recommend picking one of these up. We had alot of fun but didn't go to our limit of 60. Thought we had enough with 45. A good meal for each guys family. Well that's my small but somewhat lengthy story. Sorry for the length.

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goose89

I believe I read a very similar post earlier today, by a different "author", that was quickly deleted. IMO, this product is (if it's real) not a good idea, for obvious reasons. I'm surprised it's legal. Good luck.

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lilbait

I guess I don't see anything wrong by using it if it keeps me from going over my limit if I choose to catch a limit to bring home. I don't see what would make it illegal?

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goose89

Nothing I guess, just don't think it's a good idea. (troll??) I'm out.

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goose89

Okay, it is for real. After the first "ad" got deleted before I could even look it up, I figured someone new (1st post) was having some "fun" - hoax / troll, or made up story.

I saw the site and article in the Starbuck paper, ect. Good luck with a clever idea. I'd use it, I guess, but over a 5 gal. bucket without a bottom placed over a hole, to keep track of how many I caught over the entire day, and keep a few for a meal.

Apologize for jumping on you before, just thought something "fishy" was going on. Original posters name noticed as part owner of company producing the Catchmate - probably why it was deleted so fast. Why not just be honest and title the thread "Catchmate- Great Idea" instead of disguising it under a fishing report?? Good luck with your invention.

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goose89

I have to admit that I do know the guys and I'm just a buddy. I didn't realize one of them had posted anything on here and apologize for trying to help them out by writting what I did. I'll get a hold them and tell them what I did in case they hear it from someone.

Fish as you wish and others will do the same

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goose89

No problem here. Just noticed how quick Mr. Thielke's post got deleted, for some reason, and how similar this post sounded, and didn't. Best of luck.

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spotchecker

lilbait, Where do you catch sunnies on the starbuck end.

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leech~~

lilbait, was one of the guys fishing with you first name Patrick?

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lilbait

spotcatcher & leech

we were on the Glenwood end of the lake and I was fishing Jeff and Denny

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leech~~

lilbait, my son-in-law went out there with 2 buddies last weekend so I thought maybe it was them. Nope.

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