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Old 02-10-2019, 03:32 PM
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If I had everything I’ve seen so far in this thread ,I’d throw it all away.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:56 PM
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Its getting very popular around the world. Lots of stars on U Tube. I have a magnet I use when I drop a tool while working on my boat on the lift. All my neighbours borrow it when they drop something. But Im gona order a serious "brute" magnet with 800 pounds lift force.

https://www.magnetfishingpro.com/

https://www.ebay.com/p/800lb-Brute-M...9550861&chn=ps

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Nothing like the satisfying clunk when you realize your 800 lb magnet just attached itself to the floor of your car. Make sure anyone with a pacemaker stay clear of it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:00 PM
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Can this improve my steelhead fishing?
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Make sure anyone with a pacemaker stay clear of it.

This is bears repeating. Keep away from pacemakers or any other ICDís.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:06 PM
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My son and I ordered one and used it quite a few times. Found rusty iron-containing metal objects. Never really found anything cool. When I helped my buddy put his motor on while the boat was in the river, we dropped a couple of tools and bolts. It worked great for retrieving them.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:59 PM
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My wife and I have been magnet fishing with the grandkids for 2 years now. Haven’t found anything worth a whole lot yet, but it’s been fun.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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I used to do this in the local party cove. Found numerous anchors I sold on Craigslist.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:30 AM
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In all seriousness it is a fun hobby to take part in. The magnets are really, really powerful and can present a serious trapping injury so if anyone does give it a go be careful of your magnet!
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There is so much Mercury and other heavy metals in migratory fish - they use magnets to catch Stripers and Bluefish around here ;-)
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Magnetfishing View Post
In all seriousness it is a fun hobby to take part in. The magnets are really, really powerful and can present a serious trapping injury so if anyone does give it a go be careful of your magnet!
Sounds like it could be fun. Donít take the gang around here seriously. They just donít realize how close their hobby is to yours. They will get up before the crack of dawn, load their $100k++ boat with $2k++ worth of fishing gear and head to the marina where they will put in $150++ worth of fuel. They will then run 1hr++ to get to the fishing grounds to troll. Somedays they come home after catching 3 bonita that were thrown back. Somedays, they catch something valuable. Doesnít seem like a whole lot different except the starting costs...
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post


Sounds like it could be fun. Donít take the gang around here seriously. They just donít realize how close their hobby is to yours. They will get up before the crack of dawn, load their $100k++ boat with $2k++ worth of fishing gear and head to the marina where they will put in $150++ worth of fuel. They will then run 1hr++ to get to the fishing grounds to troll. Somedays they come home after catching 3 bonita that were thrown back. Somedays, they catch something valuable. Doesnít seem like a whole lot different except the starting costs...
haha I have thick skin, I am a magnet fisherman, metal detectorist and normal fisherman. I have had so much stick and rub pulling over the years that it just bounces of now a days
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My wife and I have been magnet fishing with the grandkids for 2 years now. Havenít found anything worth a whole lot yet, but itís been fun.
And thats where it shines . Kids can handle a smaller magnet and they have a ball. Gets em out of the house and gets them off the video games.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:47 AM
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When I was a kid, about 12 years old, I was changing the spark plug on our outboard motor. I dropped my Dad's shiny new Craftsman spark plug socket into the canal. My friend had a "100 pound" magnet from Edmund Scientific. We tied a string to it and tried to get the socket back before Dad came home. It was too cold to go into the water, which was about 10 feet deep. After about 20 minutes, I finally felt the wrench pick up something. Lo and behold! There was a 3-pound catfish sticking to the magnet! Turns-out the fish had swallowed the socket! True story, well maybe.
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Its getting very popular around the world. Lots of stars on U Tube. I have a magnet I use when I drop a tool while working on my boat on the lift. All my neighbours borrow it when they drop something. But Im gona order a serious "brute" magnet with 800 pounds lift force.

https://www.magnetfishingpro.com/

https://www.ebay.com/p/800lb-Brute-M...9550861&chn=ps

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Kemper, is that you?
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:47 PM
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Kemper, is that you?
what is this Kemper thing that people keep mentioning?
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:46 PM
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perfect thread. went down to check the ice eaters yesterday, and brought down a rod with one of my oldest mepps spinner. The one I actually keep hanging on a hook in my garage cause O like how it looks. Dropped it off the dock like a moron.

Ran home and got this $5 magnet I bought at harbor freight. The spinner is back on my pegboard where it belongs.

I think it sounds fun.
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Originally Posted by chasvb1 View Post
Can this improve my steelhead fishing?
I see what you did there.....
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