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    us
    Aug 2012
    outside Atlanta, GA
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    metal detecting in creeks/rivers

    Hello,
    Does anyone have any advice on metal detecting in creeks and shallow rivers? I dont have an underwater metal detector. The one time i went, it was hard to dig through all of the gravel on the river bed, and my holes would fill with water and sand. i did move to the banks, but 1 foot down, the hoe would fill with water.

  2. #2
    us
    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
    garrett at pro, pro pointer, lesche digger
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    Im interested in this as well, as i just got an atpro, and i would love tips on rivers and creek bed digging.

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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Treasure Probe IV, Minelab E-Trac. White's 6000 Di Pro SL. White's Eagle ll SL90, Minelab Excalibur, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, TinyTec, AutoScan, UniProbe, 15" WOT, 5X10 Joey, Stea
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    Welcome to Tnet! Without a water detector, I wouldn't recommend hunting rivers and creeks. You're just one slippery rock away from ruining your detector. As you found out, it's not easy to recover target there either. Get a detector with good descrimination so you can decide what to dig and what to pass up on. A big screw driver or pry bar is handy on those rocks along with a small trowel. If you're into sand or silt, use a sand scoop.

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2009
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    It really depends on exactly what the bottom material is. Different materials, different tools. It takes a lot of work, plan on getting very wet and dirty.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2012
    outside Atlanta, GA
    Bounty Hunter 501
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    Thanks for the tips everyone

  6. #6
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    Bobby

    Apr 2006
    Eastern North Carolina
    Minelab E-Trac, Garrett ProPointer, SunRay Pro Gold Headphones. Previousdetectors were White's, Garrett's and others.
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    Check out "aquachigger" videos on youtube! He does tons of creek and river detecting. He now uses an AT Pro mostly.

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2012
    outside Atlanta, GA
    Bounty Hunter 501
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    Amazing finds, i learned alot by watching his videos

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2006
    Shelbyville, Tn.
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    Buy a scoop or make a little float with a screen on it to sift your material. My At Pro works like a charm
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