We have a long history at Shag Lake of items lost in the bay eventually and mysteriously returning to their owner.
Sometimes it happens quickly, as when I threw my rod and reel overboard with a overenthusiastic cast, only to retrieve it when snagging the line a few casts later with a backup rod.
Sometimes it takes a bit longer, as when we lost a cement brick anchor overboard when the line was inadequately secured to the boat by my brother. Years later, we noticed a nylon line floating just beneath the surface and thought we should retrieve it as it presented a potential propeller hazard. Upon pulling it up , we found our long lost cement brick anchor.
Today, while fishing for bluegill in our much shallower bay, Dad noticed something that looked out of place in the water. I reached in and pulled it out.
My favorite Cub hat. It blew off my head on a windy day years before, and sank just out of reach as I desperately lunged over the boat in an attempt to retrieve it. Not sure of the exact date. I thought I documented the loss in a blog post, journal entry, or e-mail update, but cannot find it now. I do know it was before May 31, 2008.
The bay taketh, and the bay giveth back:
Not necessarily in as good a condition as when it goes in.
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