Do you love big bluegill?
I caught 4 bluegill Thurs. before I laid my pole down around a post, and went to get my fishing chair. It never got pulled in before when I did this, but it did then. Whatever it was swam all around the pond, and I couldn't get it with a net, even though the pole was floating. It finally snagged on something and went under forever. BUT, I still had the 4 bluegill in my trap, only they were gone! Nothing there but a hole big enough for a med. sized bluegill to go through. So, today I found a unused spincast reel and old pole and went fishing. That has got to be the worst reel made anywhere. It snagged up inside every time I cast it. So, I cut a piece of line and tied it to my chair, but a worm on the end, and threw it in. (do I sound desperate?) Caught a fair sized bass, and put it in the trap. Big ol bass can't get out that hole. Well, guess what? The reel, and trap are now in the garbage.
Way to go , making good out of bad!