What’s the minimum length?

Written by Sarah on September 9, 2011

Here’s a hot tip for multi-species action – if you’re bored with bass, weary from walleye or too pretty for perch, check out Lake Ida near Alexandria, Minnesota. While fishing there over the July 4th holiday weekend, Beth Krohn hooked into something that just didn’t feel right. Turned out it was a prosthetic leg. Might’ve weighed more in the pre-spawn, but it was a citation nonetheless.

It still had a shoe on it. Leg fishing tournament rules say that the shoe must be discarded before you weigh it in.

There’s a happy ending to this story: after making a few calls, including one to a doctor’s office that regularly deals in prosthetics, she located the rightful owner Pam Reilly, and returned the $7,000 limb that Reilly had lost three years earlier. [By the time of the catch, Reilly had replaced the lost leg, but now uses it as a spare.]

I demand that Dave investigate this matter fully on film. We need to know the proper techniques for finding, catching and releasing legs. He’ll have to save arms for another show!

Please leave a comment and let us know what the weirdest thing you have ever caught while fishing is?

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