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ALERT. Yesterday afternoon I had nearly all of my muskie equipment stolen from my boat, parked at my front door in my yard, while I was gone for a couple hrs to register people for our chapter tournament. My HDS8 was stolen along with 6 muskie rods and reels including 3 Calcutta 401te's, an Abu C3 6500, 2 linecounter trolling reels. Also taken was a fishoflage Lakewood Monster STUFFED with baits and with Plano's stuffed with baits in all 3 pockets, also a Forest Green Lakewood Extreme filled to the hilt, including many custom large crankbaits, also taken was my Frabill net. Please keep your eyes peeled for stuff like this wherever you go, online etc. Crushing. Broad daylight, middle of the afternoon.

Included in these lures were 11 Supernatural Crankbaits, very unique customs and a couple were personalized in addition. In all between 160-180 lures along with all release tools, hooks, leaders etc were in those boxes. I am in the general Bemidji, MN area. This occurred between 1:30pm and 7:15pm yesterday. A suspicious large late model blue SUV and a small boat with a tan or brown cover was reported on a private dead end road immediately behind my property by neighbors to the sheriff while he was here last night, tracks were located on the dirt road leading into and from my property where they would have been obscured from view, along with scuffing indicating loading of heavy gear.

I implore everyone to keep an eye peeled and remind you to always take the time to secure your stuff. I'm in a reasonably secluded location in the country, the boat is parked where it always is and I never leave stuff in it, this is literally the only time I have done that and that one time for a few hrs really cost me. Take pictures of your stuff and keep an itemized list. I didn't. I am working with the insurance companies and don't know how that will go yet.

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SalmonSlayer

That hurt to read. I hope you get your stuff back.

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srj

I feel for you Thrax. Huge loss. With all the unusual lures, someone may see something. That one-time deal really bites. About the only time my service door on the attached garage was left unlocked, some dirtball walked in and grabbed my two favorite custom rods, big jig box, etc. Wish you luck on recovery and/or insurance. I ran an ad in the Pioneer for a couple days but nothing came of it.

GRRRR.

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motley man

Everyone feels your pain and we will keep our eyes and ears open for anyone with stuff for sale or just a new bunch of tackle!

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thrax

Well, still no word about anything as of yet, but I've gotten unconfirmed reports of some similar grab and dash thefts in my area from the same afternoon, evening. A chainsaw from the back of a guys truck at a nearby public landing and at least one other boat completely cleaned out a little north of me. Still have to contact the sheriff's dept to see if they can confirm that and if they've gotten any other info yet.

To those offering to help me out its very much appreciated. Keep your eyes peeled on websites etc. Some very unique stuff here so there is a chance...

I would like to thank Kevin Cochran, Ethan Rogers, Chris and Duff Thury for the use of some equipment and baits until this gets settled. Even bigger thanks to Tom Wartman of Big Mama Lures and Jerry Sondag of Headshaker Guide Service who nearly brought me to tears with some donated baits and equipment this weekend.

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Northdrifter

Wow... that hurts..

I'm doing my job to help... I shared this on FB for you... hopefully you'll have some luck getting your stuff back and hopefully these people are caught soon... mad

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Shorelunch

Wow... that hurts..

I'm doing my job to help... I shared this on FB for you... hopefully you'll have some luck getting your stuff back and hopefully these people are caught soon... mad

Same here, I watch c-list, WC and other websites often and will keep an eye out for muskie gear.

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Quilking

Keep an eye on hsolist. For example there is a guy selling a ton of muskie lures right now. Not saying he's your guy, but keep an eye out in the Mpls/St. Paul area.

Good luck and it pi$$es me off to hear stories such as yours!

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