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  1. #16
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Went and tried my hand at water hunting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Indian Steve View Post
    But then you hit the virgin swimming hole and find 2 or 3 gold rings in a few hours and the next day, you want to be in the water again. I only water hunt on lakes & rivers. I hope to get in the ocean some day.
    I have 20 gold rings 2 high school rings that I’ve lucked up on in parks when I use to do parks. I don’t sell anything, so a gold ring gets me excited that minute and I love it, but the old American/Spanish silver and old relics is my thing that I always continue to look at over the years. I was looking for old coins in the lake, to be honest I wasn’t even thinking about gold rings. Ever since my water friend found a early 18th century French coin in that lake I’ve been itching to do it. That itch had officially been scratched lol But I truly truly appreciate the water hunter because I thought it was so easy, but I was wrong. Not being able to get my target on one scoop kills me and I hate sand lol

    I’m just a old dirty digger
    Last edited by Truth; Jul 31, 2019 at 11:04 PM.
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  2. #17

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    I tried the Nox in the Atlantic in NC and SC, man it’s a lot of work to hunt past knee deep. My standard 11” coil was really hard to swing and keep near the sand. Waves kept crashing over my head unit canceling out my wireless headphones. Plus in SC the water from ankle deep to waist deep was like 50’, so there was too much area to cover. I really admire those guys that can regularly pull gold and silver from the water. Give me a nice cut in the sand after a storm and I’m all over it, or even the dry sand towel line. Oh well
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  3. #18
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    I was a die hard land hunter (started detecting in 1975) - then land sites got thin - hunting the hot months sucked - hunted woods at cellar holes
    and had bad poison ivy and ticks every year - started serious water hunting in 1995 - still do land in Spring and Fall
    Do water year round - I have what I call an "artic wet suit" so I can hunt Winters
    Since 1995 I have sold $70,000 plus in gold, silver, paladium and platinum jewelry and that is just in scrap - I still have like $25,000 in
    rings with precious stones and have a couple thousand in silver coins not to mention valuable relics and like $700 in lead
    So water hunting can pay off
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    I don't detect the water either. Too much there to hurt you and you can't cover much territory.
    GUY on the beach forum - OBN is from maryland and has 600 gold rings in lik the last 6-7 yrs
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  5. #20
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    Mar 2012
    Georgia
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    I'm a bit of a Land Lover myself. This was a good post. Lots of humor.
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  6. #21
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    Jan 2012
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    This was gold from a Florida 4 day trip - there's about $5000 in my hand worth of jewelry


    This is from 2012 - different year than the florida trip
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  7. #22
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    Sep 2013
    Sutter Creek, Ca.
    Whites 6000di pro plus Whites id beach hunter Got rid of the Minelab pointer, Then got a Garrett. Much better pointer. Minelab Xterra 705 Ibuprofen
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    Be careful, you enter the food chain when you are in the water...
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  8. #23
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    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Like I said you beach guys deserve every dollar you get. My 11” coil was dragging so slow I was in waist deep water and started feeling like a idiot I guess I was having newbie flashbacks. Lol

    I may give it another try one day. We have no beaches just lakes and rivers and they’re all sand. The rivers are rich with history but the sand bottoms are 6ft and a lot of beer is drunk down here. Like I said I’ve found 20 gold rings in my 3 years of hunting and I don’t do ring returns lol Hell with that. I’m the “finders keepers losers weepers kind of guy”. Gold rings in the ground are to hard to come by.

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ID:	1738891 any day. But both where major bucket listers in my life, but I wouldn’t sell my 8 for anything to where one day if I start selling my gold rings it’ll be easier.

    But the “gold coin” is still my dream. As well as getting this sand out my ass. Lol
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  9. #24
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    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    I'm land locked but enjoy water hunting now and then. My best lake hunt was when it was drained.
    Love that large silver, Truth, grats! Maybe you'll get bit by some scenario...like a person contacts you about finding a lost ring at, say a private doc. You give it the ol' collage try and start finding all kinds of goodies whilst looking for the lost ring.
    I'm getting old but sure can day dream still! Back to work....HH ALL
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  10. #25
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    Jun 2019
    Palos Park, IL
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    here here!
    I've been trying my hand at it down here at Carolina Beach and it is a bit difficult.
    The waves tend to give my Equinox 600 lots of false signals and make digging pretty difficult. It may be a bit easier going where there are smaller waves like Clearwater beach
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  11. #26
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    I'm land locked but enjoy water hunting now and then. My best lake hunt was when it was drained.
    Love that large silver, Truth, grats! Maybe you'll get bit by some scenario...like a person contacts you about finding a lost ring at, say a private doc. You give it the ol' collage try and start finding all kinds of goodies whilst looking for the lost ring.
    I'm getting old but sure can day dream still! Back to work....HH ALL
    xr7ator I think you’re right I’m not gonna give up maybe I’ll find that black silver coin and turn my attitude around. There maybe hope for me yet
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  12. #27
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROIGuy View Post
    here here!
    I've been trying my hand at it down here at Carolina Beach and it is a bit difficult.
    The waves tend to give my Equinox 600 lots of false signals and make digging pretty difficult. It may be a bit easier going where there are smaller waves like Clearwater beach
    I had no waves and it was rough.
    Can’t imagine doing it in waves. Lol
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  13. #28
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Wait a minute now I’m thinking about going water hunting tomorrow. Damn this whole hobby!!!!
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  14. #29
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    Nov 2012
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    Truth, if you water hunt get an Excalibur.

    My doctor wants me to give up detecting, it's hurting my joints. Maybe in a a year or two it will be "Smokey the cat invitational dig". Everybody bring the soda and pizza! I'll watch and laugh.
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