I have another new hunt story submitted. Here is a n excerpt.
As you dive deeper the bottom changes. At thirty feet (in most lakes in south eastern Wisconsin), the bottom is composed of soft bottomless squishy silt. Anything that sinks there is going to settle into that fine particulate. Give it a hundred years, and itís going to settle deeply. This is especially true because many of the bottles we find are hand blown, solid and heavy.
I thought of you last week when I saw a fish spear (no shaft) for sale at an antique store. Actualy it was more the size of a frog gig (frog spear) than a fish spear. Anyhow, they were asking for $30 and it was in pretty bad shape.
I also saw a couple OLD frog gigs that wer up for auction a while back. Both had handles that were 8 foot plus but the heads were pretty beat up. I missed out on what they went for as they had 2 auctions going on at the same time. They sold while I was bidding on a small lot of bottles.