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Offline tsquared

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Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:58:25 pm »
I was at a party on the weekend where we were talking about whiskey and someone said that fishermen on the Detroit River still occasionally hook onto stashed whiskey from the Prohibition era. Hmm says I--sounds like an urban myth. Then it struck me--WAIT A MINUTE--I know some guys who fish the Detroit River. So those on the board who fish that area--have you heard of this actually happening or have "caught" some yourself? If it's true, your derbies must be real interesting by the end of the day! ;D
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 09:12:59 pm »
Could be both lol. Urban myth maybe if you had the sonar setup through Lasalle and Sandwich town which are both south of Windsor. I wish i had some myself. I have plenty of stories of the bootleggers and Al Capone days. Come to the Border City Classic and i tell some tails.Many blindpigs inthe day.

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 09:16:25 pm »
Just realized Tsquared you are on the west coast . In that case fly into Windsor for tournament and the guys from here will set you up with a yak. just bring the booze lol. you can use my tarpon 140. plenty of history.

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 10:40:13 pm »
Dang--if I have to bring my booze I guess there's not that much coming out of the river. I had this whole fantasy going all week about those lucky SOB's in Ontario hauling aboard 50" pike, 90 year old whiskey and 22 year old.....hmmm better cut the fantasy off there.  ;D  The Border
river Classic sounds like a hoot--wish I could join you.
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 06:45:08 am »
See if you can yourself up here. oops here comes the cops

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 06:54:53 am »
those damn cops spoil everything don't they shooter....lmao.....it would be pretty cool to see really is what's down there off of Brighten Beach area....I imagine if anything was still intact it would be worth a few bucks to some museum....we'll have to try some bottom rigs in that area this spring!
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 07:56:45 am »
Don't forget the 80lb PP. ;D

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 07:58:18 am »
wonder what the current is like over there.....
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 04:58:28 pm »
The rivers full of mysteries. the current right there is pretty slick. I would like to make this one of my first trips this year from bridge to Lasalle. As for the booze, plenty still on the bottom . Many model A's and T's were  on ice flows and never made it across and sank.Maybe can pickup on fish finders lol.

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 07:21:36 pm »
Them some ugly women. I would have drank just to avoid having my lips touch any of theirs.
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 05:49:09 pm »
Heres one vehicle with a heavy load of booze oops. lets dredge the river

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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2013, 12:41:29 am »
There you go Shooter, nice pic--that's what I'm talking about. BTW---thanks for the offer of borrowing one of your boats. If you ever get out here to the island, I've got a revo with your name on it--we'll put the sails up and go trolling for springs.
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Re: Detroit River whiskey fishing--urban myth or true story?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2013, 02:37:00 pm »
I might take you up on that. Need to get myself out to end of the earth. Chomping at the bit to do some snowboarding there. winter or summer either one good for me. Wish i could have went with my son last summer. Hes applied for job out there and hoping to land one.


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