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How many people on here have jumped into the water to retrieve a rod that they dropped over the side of the boat.

While fishing at Rosey last night we pulled up to a spot we wanted to fish I put the trolling motor in the water and proceeded to get my gear. I don't know what happened but I ended up dropping a brand new rod in the water. With no hesitation at all I jumped in "like Micheal Phelps going for the gold at the olympics". I got my rod but getting back in the boat was pretty comical. Once back in the boat my brother was laughing his a$$ off. He thought I fell in the water on accident. I was soaking wet and was thinking this night is going to suck bad. I was dry in about three hours and we caught lots of fish so it was ok.

I wish I had a video because you would all get a good laugh out of it.

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:Iconrotflmy buddy fellin the bottom of my tracker one day and his rod went over i was laughing so hard i just had to watch it go lol,thank god it was a zebco prostaffer,he was more pissed that he lost his brand new swimbait then loosing his rod
 

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:Iconrotflmy buddy fellin the bottom of my tracker one day and his rod went over i was laughing so hard i just had to watch it go lol,thank god it was a zebco prostaffer,he was more pissed that he lost his brand new swimbait then loosing his rod
Throwing a swimbait with a zebco, thats a lot more funny than the entire story!!! :Iconrotfl

Kinda like when you dropshotted with your 7'6" MH BPS Crankin' Stik
 

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I'd go in after it now, Might think twice if it was January. Watched a friends rod sink before we could get back to it on the trolling motor. We learned the cork doesn't float as well as you would think.
 

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we were fishing for stipers one night. The wife hooks a solid 8#er as i'm helping her my pool launches in the water. I dive in after it i go down about 12 feet set the hook and bring in another 6#er. Even funnier my buddy had called right when this happened I thought i hung up on him but i put him on speaker we still laugh about it. Those green lights really help when trying to see under water
 

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Throwing a swimbait with a zebco, thats a lot more funny than the entire story!!! :Iconrotfl

Kinda like when you dropshotted with your 7'6" MH BPS Crankin' Stik
yeap!!it worked tho!,it was a 4 inch storm swimbait,lol
 

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we were fishing for stipers one night. The wife hooks a solid 8#er as i'm helping her my pool launches in the water. I dive in after it i go down about 12 feet set the hook and bring in another 6#er. Even funnier my buddy had called right when this happened I thought i hung up on him but i put him on speaker we still laugh about it. Those green lights really help when trying to see under water
good story. That fish probly thought he got away to
 

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I tried it this year at SC with a pole that I kicked out while trying to get the hell away from a bee (allergic). Dived in and never caught the thing, dredged around with a jigging spoon for an hour before giving up, and probably gave everyone within a hundred yards the laugh of a lifetime watching my fat ass try to get back in the boat.

If any divers are interested, there's a Berkley Tactix Flippin' rod with an Ambassadeur C3 on it about 20-25 yards off the main point outside of Blue Cove.
 

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Rick,

Should this happen again, swim to the back of the boat and stand on the mercury lower unit. Hit the switch to raise the motor and when high enough step off on to the boat.
 

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Catskinner I feel your pain regarding the bees. I dropped my Loomis drop shot rod in Bartlett a couple of months ago. I was fishing some rocks and had a swarm of bees come off the bank and sting me three times on the face. Scared the crap out of me and the rod went straight down into 25 feet of water. I would have dove in if not for the fact that I was trying to get the bees off my damn head.
 

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Dave

Thats how I got back in. I just stepped on the lower unit and climbed back in the boat. It wasn't hard it just looked pretty funny trying to get my big butt back in. My brother was laughing too hard to assist me. I am suprised he didn't fall out of the boat the way he was laughing. Aparently he didn't see me drop my rod all he saw was me jumping in the water and was wondering what the hell happened. He started really laughing when I told him I jumped in after the rod. Thankfully the water wasn't cold and I didnt have my wallet or cell phone on me. The only thing I screwed up was the LED light I had clipped to my hat. Oh well it makes a funny fishing story.

Dave I want to say thanks for selling me the very nice boat. It runs and fishes really good. How is the new Gambler coming along.
 

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Been there and done that and it was in N. California, not as forgiving as in AZ. The other question should be; would you jump in the water if I gave you 400.00... and the answer is also yes. Get my point.
 

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What would have been real funny is if you went all Phelps on the rod only to see the massive amount of cork and entrapped air in the blank kept it positively buoyant. Or, I guess you could get those ever so cool floats on your rod and be the talk of the town… http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...1_16517_100004001_100000000_100004000_100-4-1 :Iconrotfl

Short of fishing the trees and being surprised by a well placed branch upon water entry; I think many hard core guys would jump in. Still, always funny for those onlookers though…

Funny, I have caught to rods in my lifetime. One was when I was a kid of about 9 years old. Caught a (don’t laugh) Zebco spinning outfit. It must not have been in for long, as it was in perfect condition, so I actually cleaned it up, lubed it and continued to use it for some time. My second was when I was a bit older. I caught and reeled in the line which still had tension, so I pulled it in and the lure was still attached. I almost yanked hard just to break the mono and wad it up, but remembering my previous jaunt, decided to try and see if by some chance there was a rod on the other end. Well, there was, but this time it was very old and unusable… Pretty funny though on both counts and I often wondered the story to both…
 

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I have two stories about rods going in the water, both were not funny at the time, back in the early 90's we were fishing a small club called East Valley Bass Club, it was a night tourney at Pleasant. About 10 PM we have our big bright lights hooked up on the side of the boat and we are both fishing away, bats are attracted to light and there was a bat that kept flying down toward the light, when it came up the bat came right at my chest, I knocked it away from me and sent it to the front of the boat on Andy, it kinda attached it self on him, on the front of the boat all you could see was arms and legs moving and the rod that was in his hand sinking in the water. Needless to say if anyone was on the lake that night they heard some pretty harsh words being yelled at me throwing a bat on him. After the shock calmed down we finished the tournament, weighed in and Andy went back to the spot and tied a treeble hook on and got the rod out on the first cast.
The second time we were at San Carlos another tourney and I was throwing a crank bait, I had it hanging down too far as I cast, and I took two rods out with it, we didn't get those back, this was February and I had gotten one of them for Christmas and it was the first day I used it. Lesson learned - now I sling bats behind the boat and watch my rods when I am casting. Bought lessons are the best one.
 

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Went to Obergon in Mexico about 10 years ago with some friends from work. One of the guys had his 2 son with him about 11 and 13 years old. To make a story short after one of the boys kicked his rod over the dad jumped in and saved it. While trying to get back into the boat , he threw the rod that he just saved up on the deck, not knowing that it hit one of his and knocked it overboard on the other side. Once in the boat, and after the laughing stopped , the boys told him that he knocked one of his own over. The laughfs started agian. 1st time I ever seen GPS put to work. Dad goes back by the wheel and hits Man Overboard to mark the spot. Now thats it's almost dark they head in for the night. The next morning the three of them start at the spot that they marked and in about 15 min.( as far as I can rember) they hooked the other rod. Made for a great campfire storey that night
 

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About 10 PM we have our big bright lights hooked up on the side of the boat and we are both fishing away, bats are attracted to light and there was a bat that kept flying down toward the light, when it came up the bat came right at my chest, I knocked it away from me and sent it to the front of the boat on Andy, it kinda attached it self on him, on the front of the boat all you could see was arms and legs moving and the rod that was in his hand sinking in the water. Needless to say if anyone was on the lake that night they heard some pretty harsh words being yelled at me throwing a bat on him.
Now that should have been on video. I can picture a big ol tough guy in the front hebied by a bat... Hilarious. Happens to the best of us; hopefully when nobody is watching...

I mean, err, ugh, never to me...
 
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