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JB
12-03-2008, 08:26 PM
BUNA, Texas The one that didn't get away held an unlikely surprise for a Texas man. The blue-stoned class ring of Joe Richardson, engraved with his name, turned up inside an 8-pound bass 21 years after he lost it while fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn.

"My first reaction was you gotta be kidding," he said Wednesday.

The fisherman who discovered the tarnished ring inside his catch contacted Richardson on Nov. 28 in Buna, about 100 miles northeast of Houston, after tracking him down with help from the Internet.

Richardson, 41, said he lost the ring about two weeks after his 1987 graduation from Universal Technical Institute in Houston. His mom had bought it for about $200 and wasn't pleased when it went missing.
That was my first reaction too.

OK, he didn't use the ring as bait but apparently it would have worked. :D

Bottom Feeding (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081203/ap_on_fe_st/odd_ring_in_fish)

Gingersnap
12-03-2008, 09:40 PM
OK, he didn't use the ring as bait but apparently it would have worked. :D

Paper clips and glitter work when they're in the mood. Bass aren't big on the Heart Smart diet. :p