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    Lost a Honker Today.....

    ....in the fairly strong surf....solid hit....took four tries.....finally "saw it" tumble from my scoop as I was raising it after the forth attempt.....and I just don't get it....I couldn't find that thing again for the life of me. It had to be there close, flushed somewhere to my left and slightly behind. I must have spent 30 minutes trying to find it again but it just up and disappeared on me. Pretty uneven bottom today, felt like a mountain climber. A bigger scoop is #1 on my list now.......that's twice already this year!
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    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    Boyyyyyy fish stories ROFL. Just yanking your chain. Those can make your day turn to do do in a heart beat. Sorry.... but you know where it is it wont go to far.

    Dew

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Boyyyyyy fish stories ROFL. Just yanking your chain. Those can make your day turn to do do in a heart beat. Sorry.... but you know where it is it wont go to far.

    Dew
    That's what I thought when I lost it....can't be too far away, on top of the sand....no problem. But...........only thing I can figure is the surf moved "me" around and not the ring. I'm only 138lbs and I was getting pushed around pretty good......
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    I hate it when that happens .. you'll find it .. keep going to that spot ...

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    Fresh drops are hard to find ,go back tommrow and you will find it.

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    That Sux.... It's really hard to stay in the same spot especially in ruff surf. Tell us what you saw. Was it big, small, Gold, Silver?? I haven't lost one like that yet and hope I never do. I'd probably still be there with as little gold as I have been seeing this year.... Go back and get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggmike View Post
    That Sux.... It's really hard to stay in the same spot especially in ruff surf. Tell us what you saw. Was it big, small, Gold, Silver?? I haven't lost one like that yet and hope I never do. I'd probably still be there with as little gold as I have been seeing this year.... Go back and get it.
    Hard to tell in the surf.....but it looked like a "possible" class ring. Tide was starting to come back in and the sand under my feet was uneven. Honestly, it was actually a pretty sloppy recovery attempt...was wearing down a little...didn't do a good job pinpointing...should have gave it up an hour earlier....I'm sure you know that story.
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    I dont know Ron those biggies dont tend to move that much once they hit the bottom. Ive chased a target or two around..... then realized i had move a good distance from the original hole. Now thats the first thing i look for the original hole. Gotta be there man...

    Dew

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    I dont know Ron those biggies dont tend to move that much once they hit the bottom. Ive chased a target or two around..... then realized i had move a good distance from the original hole. Now thats the first thing i look for the original hole. Gotta be there man...

    Dew
    Yep. I should have never lost sight of that original hole. Given the increase in surf, once I moved I was defeated. The big issue I have to nip in the butt ASAP is a bigger scoop.....even if I have to have it made! The one I'm using now is a custom job that I build when I had access to a shop, it was originally made for freshwater beaches so I only made a 5 1/2 x 8 bucket. I love the 90 degree and full loop handle but the bucket is just too small in the surf. I'd really like to have something around 7 x 10 in a 90 degree if I can find one but 90 degree scoops are hard to find.
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop View Post
    Hard to tell in the surf.....but it looked like a "possible" class ring. Tide was starting to come back in and the sand under my feet was uneven. Honestly, it was actually a pretty sloppy recovery attempt...was wearing down a little...didn't do a good job pinpointing...should have gave it up an hour earlier....I'm sure you know that story.
    I know what you mean and you're right about the scoop. I have a 5" scoop and a 7" inch scoop and the difference is like night and day. I only use the 5" when in wet sand or on vacation (it breaks down). I bought my 7" scoop about 15 years ago and it's paid for itself over and over. A good scoop costs about one nice gold ring but will save many gold rings in it's lifetime. Get a detector that you love and a scoop that you love. You won't be sorry.

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    that stinks

    now I see the reason for the other thread "I want a bigger scoop" I don't blame you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerChick View Post
    that stinks

    now I see the reason for the other thread "I want a bigger scoop" I don't blame you.
    I just gotta be sure I don't get one that's too big for my little britches.
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    ring fell into you shorts pocket, better go check. been there done that!!!!! lost items and lost original holes. how deep where you?
    chuck.
    you dont know what you dont know, and you dont know what you dont dig!!!!!!!!

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    Oh no!! Dotcha hate when that happens, lol. I'm notorious for lettin em fall out, but generally do good on snatchin it back up. Go back when your refreshed, you'll get it.
    He who digs the most trash finds the most treasure! | Tesoro Sand Shark Fan Page

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    YEARs AGO - I was in Clearwater - a guy there was out at his limits - bout 6 feet of water
    tide was coming in - water was a little choppy - he said he got huge hit - scooped and as he raised he saw
    a gold chain with 3 rings on it slip over the edge of his scoops lip - same thing as you - he frantically searched
    over and over for it and went back out at low tide with no luck

    I had a necklace do the same - but I always wear a mask and quickly dropped down and snagged it
    I had it happen on a ring too - bottom had a strong under tow - I was in about 6 feet of water with mask and snorkel
    raised my scoop and saw big ring fall of end - I dropped down to see it quick get sucked out to deeper water - bottom was slightly hard
    so it did not sink - I came up - took another breathe and went back down - ring was about 6 feet from where it started and close to 7-8 feet of water
    "Casper" - coincidence -check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name) -
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