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#12343739 - 07/17/17 07:32 AM Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts..
McKinneyMike Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Dannie Golden and I were fishing on Ray Roberts yesterday morning when he snagged something. Drug it up to the boat and low and behold an old Zebco rod and reel. He actually caught it by one of the rod eyes! What are the chances of that!

It was encrusted with zebra mussels everywhere. I had never seen a zebra mussel up close so I snapped a few photos to share with others that might also be curious.



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#12343752 - 07/17/17 07:37 AM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: McKinneyMike]
David Welcher Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1756
Loc: Weatherford
How was the fishing? And has Danny had his surgery on his elbow yet?

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#12343755 - 07/17/17 07:41 AM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: David Welcher]
McKinneyMike Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
It was a great morning. Nothing big, but Dannie had us on fish almost all morning long. He is going under the knife really soon for his elbow he said.

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#12343763 - 07/17/17 07:47 AM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: McKinneyMike]
206champion Online   content
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1911
Loc: Decatur
Our bass club and another one (can't remember there name)help the corp of engineers a few years ago after the lake was up high for 30 or so days clean up the camp sites at isle debois park and they were dead every where in the trees and picnic tables and things.
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#12343868 - 07/17/17 08:41 AM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: McKinneyMike]
i-Fish Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 404
Well...it's gonna be a clear lake soon! Lol
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If you can't find em wind em.

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#12343918 - 07/17/17 09:06 AM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: McKinneyMike]
Hog Jaw Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2075
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Not to steal the thread , FYI about 4 years ago I hooked on to a bunch of them that were covered on some thing already , on Lake Belton .

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#12345010 - 07/17/17 08:48 PM Re: Zebra mussel encrusted rod and reel from the depths of Ray Roberts.. [Re: McKinneyMike]
rbw1330 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 15
Wow, those little guys are invasive.

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