Man, I can feel this guy’s pain from here.
When it comes to fishing, there’s one tool that you must protect with everything you have…
And it’s the fishing rod.
I know, I know, that sounds pretty cliché, but if you disregard your fishing rod for even one second, that thing could be gone in the blink of an eye.
Hell, I lost mine back freshman year of college on the last day of school, because I left it hanging over the deck unattended while me and my buddies were smoking some celebratory cigars, and a minute later I turn around and that thing was long gone into Hurricane Creek.
The night was instantly ruined.
Of course, I’ve never been, and never will be a pro-fisherman, so it was just one trip to Cabela’s and I was good to go, beside the fact I had to drop a fortune for my 19-year-old self for a new one.
With that being said, we had another one of those scenarios play out recently, but this time, it was on a much, MUCH larger scale.
Here we have stud pro-fisherman Jacob Wheeler, who just so happens to be the back-to-back Angler Of The Year in 2021 and 2022, and is an eight-time Major League Fishing champ.
Over the past few days, he’s been competing in the Major League Fishing event at Lake Cherokee and Douglas Lake in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
While on the water, he was in the process of tossing one of the fish he caught back into the lake.
However, things took a turn for the worse when his Duckett Fishing rod, which he left unattended on his boat, went flying out into the water, out of his reach.
Yep, the fish he just released got some revenge and took his rod, which was dangling in the water.
Things weren’t all bad, as he announced on the Instagram post that he was sitting in eighth and qualified for the championship round, but you already know this made him sick to his stomach.
Check it out: