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Slugo

lesson learned the hard way

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Slugo

Me and a budddy learned the hard way this weekend about keeping your gear secured.

After a good evening of fishing and a stop for a brew or two I gave the boat a check for the night drained the water out of one of the crawler containers and went to bed.

In the morning we headed to the boat looking forward to nice sunrise on the pond fishing walleye. Unfortunatly some other S.O.B. liked our gear and decided to take it for themselves. so that was the end of that little bit of R&R now I'm dealing with insurance and police reports instead of rembering the one that got away.

So all of you out there take note DON'T LEAVE YOUR GEAR IN YOUR BOAT!!!!

I've done it for years and never had a problem but it only takes once. I'd never realy realized how much $ I had tied up in fishing gear. til I started to think about replacing it all at once.

Sorry to post such a bummer but want to warn all out there to think. I didn't and I've lost alot.

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man.... I am sorry to hear that. personally, i've never had that happen (knock on wood), I have always taken my gear out.
Sad thing is, you never realize how much you had tied up into your equiment until its gone.
best of luck in getting yor gear replaced!

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jignpig

oh man...... I got hammered this year too!! I stop at the launch, walked about thirty feet looked at the lake for about 2 minutes came back to the truck and some "lucky lad" had walked off with my tackle box..... about a $425.00 door prize!!!!

Lesson Learned!!!

Jig

Set'em hard!!

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I feel your pain my brother!! Last year I stopped for a cocktail after a day on the water. I took my rods and put them in the cab of my truck, but left my tackle bag in the boat. Nothing like getting EVERYTHING stolen, I didn't have so much as a jig, a hook , or a single split-shot left!! If I would have caught them in the act the cops would still be trying to get me off of them!!! It's about as low down as a person can get.

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metro 1

That's sad to hear. Maybe a tip , put your name and telephone # on everything you can. that piece of work wouldn't think twice but maybe his dad will wonder or one of his buds where he got the things that belong to someone else ,or at least they will have to look at something they know they stole.and maybe someday how to return it. Metro

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Jitterbug

Slugo, sorry to here that. I know how you feel. A few years ago I went ice fishing and got my truck stuck in a snow bank. So I walked to a friends house to get help. As I returned to the truck I went to unlock the door and relized the drivers side window was gone, then I realized everything was gone! All of my gear except the fish house (they tried but it was to big)was gone! Look on the bright side, when you replace your gear you will be stocked with the newest gear on the market.

Good Luck, Jbug

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BDR

Sorry to hear this stuff happens. Happened to me a few years ago at leech. Don't under-estimate for insurance, I was amazed how fast I spent $750 on tackle alone. I had state farm insurance, no problem they paid for everything I could give rough estimates for. But if it happened again I would estimate higher than I thought. It sucks to get ripped off,but it is only stuff.

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Slugo

Hey BDR,

I'm amazed at how much I spend on this gear.

Maybe the wife is right I do spend to much on fishing!....NAAAAA!! couldn't be. I just found a old visa bill from this spring a $100 order for Fuzzy Grubs. sheesh

Thanks I'll keep your tip in mind.

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Slugo, sorry to hear about the misfortune, but it serves as a great PSA. I am a lot more careful do to a couple of horror stories I've heard. In fact, when out at ML last weekend after we were done. We decided not to eat up in that area because of this possibility.

How about this one. Some friends went out on ML for the day and when they got back someone had removed the rollers from his trailer. No kidding.

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Some guys parked at the dock at Eddy's, went to the bathroom and got a snack. Max time away from boat 15 minutes. All there rods and some tackle gone.

I know it's just gear, but some stuff can be impossible to replace. I've had gear ripped off twice and got it back once. Heck I would have gotten it back a second time if the cops in that area were not incompetent. I had a lic #, description, and one of the guys names for goodness sakes. Cops did nothing and I didn't have insurance. I have insurance now but am extremely wary.

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