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going to start a new hobby #14700141 03/24/20
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saw a video of this and thought I'd enjoy it

told my wife about it and she wants to do it with me

the hobby is magnet fishing

trolling the bottom of popular water access areas for lures, tools, knives, whatever

bought a 500lb magnet (who knows what that means) and a 65 foot length of rope for both of us. When the weather gets a bit better we're going to spend a day of social distancing doing it.

anyone else do this? any tips for how to not get your magnet stuck on a log at the bottom?


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Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: KFWA] #14700146 03/24/20
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Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: KFWA] #14700156 03/24/20
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Well I just float this out there...

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Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: KFWA] #14700164 03/24/20
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In order to maintain a safe distance from pathogens.............you decide to spend your time gathering rusty, slime covered hunks of sharp metal from the bottom of a fish schit covered cespool?




Good plan.

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KFWA, how is the daughter doing? Getting well yet? Good luck on the magnet fishing MB

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I know a kid here in town that will snorkel in the lake and get all sorts of lures at the end of the season after the tourists clear. They all fish in the same rock pile so it’s an easy task.


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Never fished with a magnet, but I used to go to popular lakes on the first weekday morning after a holiday like Memorial Day and just walk around the shore as I fished. Found many lures, knives, multi-tools, etc. just lying there. Once came a cross an entire tackle box. A couple of rods and reels. A decent pair of Nikon binoculars. An H&R .22 revolver.

When I was a kid in Show Low, AZ they drained Show Low lake. I went out there when the water was about 20' down and pulled lots of stuff out of the rocks that had previously been submerged, including a few hundred pounds of aluminum cans.


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Just make sure it's steelhead season. You don't want a ticket, for out of season fishing!😬

Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: Magnum_Bob] #14700286 03/24/20
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Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
KFWA, how is the daughter doing? Getting well yet? Good luck on the magnet fishing MB

doing well, I don't think it was the virus - no signs of ill effects and everyone in the household is healthy.

thanks for asking


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Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: Jim_Conrad] #14700288 03/24/20
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
In order to maintain a safe distance from pathogens.............you decide to spend your time gathering rusty, slime covered hunks of sharp metal from the bottom of a fish schit covered cespool?




Good plan.


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Use enough boat for 500lb magnet.


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My brother in law just started doing this. I've considered it in the past. Where did you buy your magnet?


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A couple friends of mine have been doing that for years. Found hundreds of pounds weights. melt them down and make their own smaller weights.


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Ha ha, bet the first thing it sticks to is a dumped car

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I've always wondered...if your magnet will hold 500 pounds, howinhell do you pry something off of it?

BluMtn, they claim they brought up lead weights? Magnets don't attract lead.


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Originally Posted by JTman
My brother in law just started doing this. I've considered it in the past. Where did you buy your magnet?



amazon has "kits" - magnets, rope and gloves - just search on magnet fishing


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Re: going to start a new hobby [Re: poboy] #14700434 03/24/20
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Originally Posted by poboy
Use enough boat for 500lb magnet.

I got my wife a 260lb magnet. Maybe I made a mistake buying a 500lb one. I didn't figure it would really haul up to 500 pounds out of a lake. Its the size of a hockey puck

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Wait'll you find that missing car......

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my luck it will be a 1956 Norge refigerator

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Originally Posted by RockyRaab
I've always wondered...if your magnet will hold 500 pounds, howinhell do you pry something off of it?

BluMtn, they claim they brought up lead weights? Magnets don't attract lead.


You caught that too?

Perhaps the magnet was attracted to that itty bitty steel fishhook and the three ounce weight was lifted incidentally???? Yeah, snicker, snicker, that's the ticket!

Anybody remember what TV show/movie that last came from? I do not.


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