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Friday, October 7, 2011

Sewer fishing

No, you didn't read the tile wrong, and no it's not a typo either. Was coming over to my parents house, and met my sister there. She didn't look too happy, as my brother in law had accidentally dropped their car keys down the sidewalk drain.

He called the city to come and open the drain, I imagine they could have waited for hours. Armed with a flashlight, line a treble hook, I attempted to snag his keys. The sidewalk grain isn't the kind with the grid; rather, it's one with a solid plate with a couple tiny holes, it's opening being on the side, which is where the keys fell in.

I spotted the keys under some leaves towards the back end of the sewer, which meant that I wouldn't be able to snag them without a rod. No sweat, got my 3 foot ice fishing rod, perfect length to reach the back end of the sewer.

Jigged the treble a couple times, caught the key ring on my fourth or fifth try. My sister was thrilled to not be stuck waiting for the city workers, and I saved us taxpayers a few bucks too.

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