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Plugs found on the beach

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Found a whole surf bag full of lures in Chatham a couple of

seasons ago... put it in a Lost and Found at a center nearby.

They cleaned out the Lost and Found and told me to take the bag

out at the end of the season.  Wish I could have found the owner.

 

 

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I've only found a few over the years. Last year found a 17F and 15S SP lost in the same tangled mess during low tide. 15 had no hooks and was probably there a few months, the 17 looked like it was only there for a day or 2. This spring found one of the 6.5" yozuri mag darters practically brand new washed up. 2 weeks ago found a sebile magic swimmer sans hooks. 

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There is a spot/point that I like to fish in the Spring that has a piling/channel marker at 12 o'clock .  The area has a lot of current and people often get their bucktails and plugs hung up on the marker.  It is not reachable from shore.....but can be accessed by boat.   I often stop there on my boat on my way out of my marina and harvest what I find on that piling.  Its good for at least 10 bucktails per year....I've also grabbed a mag darter, a bomber, swim shads, and some jig heads with various soft plastics from that piling.  I have to admit a few of the bucktails I harvest each year are ones I have lost to the piling while fishing the spot at night.

 

 

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13 hours ago, sauerkraut said:

A good post for this boring winter season.  Since the advent of braided lines, whereby a surf caster can use 30-50 lb breaking strength and still be able to cast... good plug finds are almost a thing of the past. 

When I was a kid back in the mono days I used to religiously hit the jetties on blow out low tides with a knife, scissors and an empty surf bag

I'd go home with a full bag almost every time during the spring and fall runs

 

Braid and no more jetties has made that a thing of the past (not that I'm about to go climbing around in a jetty anymore) 

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Found this one.

Whats interesting about it is that it was mine to begin with.  Snapped it off shortly after this fish was landed on 10/10.  Found it on the same beach 10/27.  Probably not a huge coincidence considering it was the same general area but still pretty cool.  Third time this scenario has happened to me over the past 20 years or so.

 

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Ive found so many different plugs and gear. My favorite finds were stainless Orvis pliers that ive used for the past 4 year, a 60lb boga that i still use, and the lucky plug that sits in my truck for good vibes.

 

Found a nice tica/penn combo last week and i was able to get it back to the original owner

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Not salt, but...

 

I was fishing Big Eddy for LL Salmon & Brook Trout almost 30 years ago when I spotted a pair of needle-nose pliers in a foot of water.  I asked around the campground if anyone had lost anything, but no one that I spoke with had.

 

They are still in my electrician's bag and have been used regularly for decades.

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I found these walking the beach in the last year or two.  I have plans to install new hooks, but I don’t think that I will repaint them.

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Last spring I was fishingSPs for schoolie bass with my brother  a school of blues came by and wanted only metal.  I tied on a 1.5 oz kastmaster my grandfather had given me and landed a few before i got bit off. I was bummed that I lost one of the last lures he had given me. 

 

 Fast forward 3 1/2 weeks forward.  I am walking off of the bayside of the inlet where I had lost it and a kid is snagged on a common cable hangup.   I had waders on so i offered to get him unsnagged.  I had to cut the line on him to get it unwrapped.   As im walking back to him I drop it in the wash and lean down to pick it up and saw a dressed bucktail sitting out of the sand. lean down and picked up the Kastmaster I had lost a few weeks before. 

 

Promptly ran off the beach and called my brother to tell him about it.  Lure is now on my desk at work and wont be fished again.

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Cool thread and finds.

 

Not east coast related, but my family used to do a ton of beachcombing in the winter on the west coast in the 60's and 70's.

We were mainly looking looking for japanese glass fishing balls, but found a ton of different salmon plugs.

I wish I now had pictures of all of them. We used a number of them to catch salmon on in Puget Sound.

With the current lack of salmon and seasons, I doubt you'd find many plugs today.

SF

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