So kind of an irritating but interesting story here that I thought I'd share. It was a beautiful day yesterday, so a buddy and I decided to head down south to the river. We got down to the river at about 6:30- 7. Decided to fish a stretch on the east side between the southland dog park and where the deerfoot crosses the river near douglasdale. So we found a nice run and put our bags down and began to fish. In the first 1/2 an hour or so hooked a fish, seemed decent but got it too the net to be disappointed with a sucker! Another 1/2 an hour or so goes by and I set the hook and a nice rainbow jumps off, the line went slack so I thought it got off, the going to reel in the line I had stripped in when it jump again and got off this time.. My buddy saw it happen and was walking up the bank with my net. Anyways to get to the point, we decide to fish the top end of the run and put my net on the shore in case we got another. We had both our boat bags and spey rods sitting on the shore at the bottom of the run, but it was in eyesight. Turns out we didnt hook anymore fish, kind of a slow evening. But as 9:30 10 approached we saw a couple rise and decided to switch over to dries to maybe get some action. We had worked our way back down to our bags, really not that far down like less than 100 meters for sure and no one else was fishing but us and it was a straight stretch. So we switched up, and I figured Ill grab the net and put it with the bags or on me so I don't forget it on the bank. Well when I walked up to grab it, it was gone from where I was almost 100% sure I left it. I confirmed with my buddy and he said thats where I had left it. Me being in disbelief, I walked up and down the bank looking for it 10 times. No where to be seen. My buddy did say he saw a kid on the bike stop, but there were a few people walking and such. Anyways who ever took it would have definitely seen us fishing, and did not ask if that was ours. So I'm assuming they "stole" it. It's kind of sad these days you have to worry about your gear going missing, not even from the truck, but while you're fishing. I usually worry about leaving it behind or loosing it to the river but not having stolen...If anyone happens to see it, it is a brodin ghost net, the gallatin and looks like this : http://www.brodin.com/gh-gallatin.html also has a green net maget and black landyard on it. Id really like to get it back, although I think its unlikely, since Id prefer not to spend 150$ on a new net and magnet.
sorry about my rant hahah