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Fishing without fish
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 3, 2017 12:01AM

Well, here’s a new hobby for you: Magnet fishing. But hopefully you won’t catch anything as scary as Longview, Washington, resident Jeremy Girard (pictured), did, in Lake Sacagawea on Oct. 28 — a hand grenade. As reported in The Daily News (TDN) of Longview, once he gingerly landed his catch, Jeremy called the police, who in turn called in the Portland Bomb Squad, who whisked grenade away (

“I have (magnet) fished from Cathlamet all the way to Silver Lake, and am still expanding,” he told the Ear. “I’ll say it’s a good, clean pastime for people of all ages. And it’s a crazy bit here, but I’ve always been prone to finding crazy things. When I was 12, I found the human remains of a missing person up in the woods in Rose Valley, Washington. Guess you could say I’m a bit of an explorer.”

Thankfully, magnet fishing is, for the most part — hand grenade aside — safe. “It never gets old,” he told TDN. “You never know what you’re going to pull out of there.”


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