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Found this along the edge of a local creek. There are tons of minnows in the pools around when I saw it but it was pulled up on the bank.

Anyone know what it is?
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Ok. I have no idea but want to watch this thread to find out
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A good SWAG would be an anchor for a boat or trotline.


A wild guess would be part of Jimmy Hoffa's" casket".


Possibly an anchor for a pond sprayer/aerator.


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describe the creek. How wide, how deep, what size fish........??? We use "Leadline" for holding the bottom of nets we run across the creeks, bank to bank. We are mostly after salmon. Looks like a "Leadline" substitute.
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Are the plates metal ?
I've seen something similar as an aquatic what they were catching was attracted to the slots between the plates.

The more I look at it the way they're tied together looks like there're there for weight not to be suspended as an attractant
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Some kind of homemade anchor or counter weight, maybe. Looks to be tile or marble squares.
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At first I thought the plates were steel. But they seem sort of fuzzy at the edges.

I can't see how this would be a trap but I don't know what it is.
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I would think if it was some type of trap,they would be spread out farther apart instead of all bunched up.
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Maybe someone built a safe haven for the tiny minnow hatchlings to hide in.

or it could be a time machine. Don't touch it or we could all cease to exist in our present form!
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Looks to me that the brown things float when covered with water. I would say that they are for collecting some sort of insect like caddis flies. Why I have no idea, possibly as a scientific survey. It looks like the plates are separated varying distances apart for some purpose.
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Alien. Gotta be alien.

Don’t touch it or it will call a Deathstar into our system.

Jeez - I thought everyone knew about these things!

Hahahahahahaha

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Check the area for human remains??
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Are the plates metal ?
I've seen something similar as an aquatic what they were catching was attracted to the slots between the plates.

The more I look at it the way they're tied together looks like there're there for weight not to be suspended as an attractant

No, they are pressboard (Masonite) and they float or more like buoyant neutral and separate in the water.
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I would think if it was some type of trap,they would be spread out farther apart instead of all bunched up.
they spread out in the water
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describe the creek. How wide, how deep, what size fish........??? We use "Leadline" for holding the bottom of nets we run across the creeks, bank to bank. We are mostly after salmon. Looks like a "Leadline" substitute.
Just a normal creek here bouts. Lots of rocks, mostly minnows this time of year.
I was there taking pictures with a bunch of my grandchildren.
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I've seen those. It's a whatchamacallit.
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It's a marker for where someone panned gold.
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It's a marker for where someone panned gold.
A black sand trap. Doesn't look like any claim marker I've dealt with.
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A way to catch larvae, like hellgrammites?
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Haven't got a clue what that is. It sure looks like someone went to a lot of trouble to make it though.

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