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Random guy

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OK who else had all of the lines go straight up in the air this weekend with zero wind?

I swear to god I was not drinking and got plenty of sleep but all of the lines left our fishing rods, went up in the air ten to twenty feet and back down to the bobbers while the bobbers all danced around and tipped from side to side. I know it sounds crazy but I had a couple of other anglers ask me about it and I have no idea what happend. Some say it was lightning about to strike, some say a crazy updraft and some say it was some form of thermal lift. I What do you guys think?

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Pikester

Whoa...are you serious? I wonder what the heck caused something like that? Man, that is one weird lake.

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sidecar pan fishin man

Its them foster's seals playing tricks on you jonny!!!!!!!! Troy Pike grin.gif

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ikatcher

that has happened to me twice, both times as weather was moving in, i beleive its static electricity, the first time we pulled up and took off for shore, the 2nd time was in a tourney on mill lacs and we moved about 2-3 miles away and it stopped. both times our rods were buzzing.

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sidecar pan fishin man

Yea thats a problem with high quality "grafite" rods.....Grafite is a metal mixture. Not the best thing to be holding up in a boat with a lightning storm coming in...... confused.gif Troy Pike grin.gif

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MOBY RICHARD*

Did anyones hair stand up, that is if it was clean and dry, and anyone had any, including the dog???

If so that would be static electricity, which often does indicate conditions favorable for lightning. ooo.gif

Of course if you were way out by... "Mystery Island"...who knows??? (Insert evil laugh here.) grin.gif

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shaky legs2

Ikatcher is right. I had this happened to me a couple of years ago. I cast out a jig which went down but the line stayed up in the air. It is static electricity. I beat it in to shore and in a few moments later a big thunderstorm broke loose.

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Random guy

The general census is electricity...it might have just been my magnetic personality. laugh.gifgrin.gif

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1DIRTBALL

Did you remember to put your lead suit on Jon? grin.gif 1DIRTBALL wink.gif

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Mjen

Definately conditions for possible lightening strike. You haven't said what the weather was doing. Only time it has happened (3 times) to me was weather approaching. I had someone explain it as ions in the air matching up for conductivity with the ground. If it happens you are advised to move.

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Pikester

Or the steel plate in your head. grin.gif

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Borch

Definitely static electricity from approaching weather. I've had it happen a couple of times. Very spooky!

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