Well, I tried out the 1,200 pound magnet Sunday morning at Mt. Storm lake. I was magnet fishing from private boat docks, sort of like a fishing pier. You'll notice in the one picture I found the cap from a beer bottle. And that's about it! Notice all of the gunk stuck on the magnet, it's almost like metal filings that you get from your bench grinder. Some of it is like the speckles and splatter you'd get welding. I guess it's from the iron water? There is a trickle of water coming out of the ground near the dock, I dropped the magnet in it 2 or 3 times, and it came out with the same type of gunk all over the magnet.
See the little pile of gunk beside the magnet?, I got all of that stuff in 3 or 4 casts? I'd fling it out 30 or 40 feet, and that's what I had every throw. I did kind of dab it along, just at the edge of the, thinking maybe someone dropped a good knife or something, didn't find squat.
A while back they had over 5 inches of rain, the water is really stirred up. Visibility Sunday would only be 30 inches or so? I remember other times the visibility was over 15 feet. I doubt if it'll clear up until we get some cool weather, on the mountain, that's only another 2 months. It's a whole different world up there.