Saturday, August 27, 2011

What A Catch...!

Every once in a while, we have all had a fish story to pass on to anyone that would listen.

This fisherman will have a story to end all fishing stories, I'm thinking! See what you think about it!

Angler fishes out Minnesota woman's prosthetic leg

Updated 10:20 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A woman who lost her prosthetic leg while swimming in a western Minnesota lake three years ago has been reunited with the limb thanks to an angler.

Beth Krohn was fishing last month on Lake Ida in Alexandria. She says her line kept snagging on something, and that she hoped it wasn't a dead body.

A KSAX-TV report ( ) says her catch turned out to be a prosthetic leg belonging to Pam Riley of Morris.

Krohn returned the leg to Riley after tracking her down through a prosthetic limb manufacturer in Alexandria.

Krohn says she's proud of the catch, comparing it to going deer hunting and shooting the biggest buck.

Riley says she always wondered what someone would think if they saw a leg surfacing in a lake.

Yep, I'll just bet that's the strangest thing that lady ever caught! Does my heart good in a way to hear a story like this for a change.

Besides, it's Saturday and talking about fishing on the weekend is always good! Don't you think?

Coffee on the patio this morning! We can swap some fishing tales!


Anonymous said...

He he he, I wonder what I would have been thinking if I got that leg while fishing :-) :-) :-) Panic is one thing I guess :-) :-)

Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I'm sure that it would have been a surprise if nothing else!

At least it wasn't a body like she first thought!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

Gorges Smythe said...

I hope she got pictures! Maybe the lady let her do a nice wall mounnt!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
That would be one time I would insist on pictures!

Even with pictures, some folks won't want to believe it!

I really appreciate you coming by today!

Momlady said...

Put that in the "Strange Catch" album.

JoJo said...

I'm surprised it was still good after 3yrs. Must be made out of some really good stuff.
Coffee on the patio sounds nice.

Craig Cavanaugh said...

That sure beats the wad of stainless steel tubing I "caught" once.

Sixbears said...

You never know what a day's fishing will bring.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady...
Seems like a good place for it to me! I would say that if any catch falls into this category, this would be it!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
I don't know what that particular one was made of, but most are pretty durable!

Still, that's a long time under water!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Craig...
A roll of stainless tubing might come in handy for something...although I don't know what!

You just never know what you might come across when you catch something now days!

Thanks, buddy, for the visit this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
Man, ain't that the truth!

I'm glad she was able to find the owner! Quite an unusual story this time!

Have a great day, and thanks for coming by this morning!

treesong said...

Now there's a fish story!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe instead of over the mantle, she could have made a lamp out of it. I remember an old movie that had a women's leg lamp in it. The SS tubing catch, did the rest of the still get away?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad the leg and its owner were reunited, although by now she most likely had a replacement. The movie that Dizzy-Dick referred to as A Christmas Story and who can forget that prized lamp light. BTW We're getting plenty of rain and wind here on the VA eastner shore courtest of Hurricane Irene. if you want we can send some water to TX.