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Old 08-03-2022, 07:31 PM
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It's been a couple of weeks since I got out to hunt. Had to get some things done around the house. I went out on Monday to one of my swimming areas and spent about 6.5 hours on a very productive hunt. I tried an area there I had not hunted before and ended up with 6 rings . 4 of them are silver and 2 junkers. Dug a lot of holes to make that happen. Gonna hit that spot again because of the excessive amount of trash, I'm sure I left some keepers. We are in drought conditions here Texas. If you look closely, you can see a blue car at the top of the pic. That's where the water level was 1 year ago. Nothing deep, just digging in dry sand, gravel and rocks. After hunting around here on and off for 3 years, I've never seen anyone else swinging a detector.

After several attempts, I cannot get my pics straightened out ;(
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:55 PM
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Wow! You dug a lot! Of trash! Congrats on the silver rings👍

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Old 08-03-2022, 08:02 PM
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Wow! You dug a lot! Of trash! Congrats on the silver rings👍
This place is a trash pit, I dig this much every trip. Good thing the targets are shallow. I simply scrape a few inches away to get to get em.

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Old 08-03-2022, 08:35 PM
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I'd say the rubbish is detering others from detecting there. Looking at the type of rubbish you've got it looks like a boating/fishing area with a little swimming, maybe look up some photo's of where people used to swim?
All those rocks won't entice people to swim there but it might have had more sand in the past and the rocks trap the rings
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:29 PM
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Congrats!! Obviously a great spot that you have. So many good targets (amongst the trash) indicate that not many detectors frequent that location. Hit that area as hard as you can for the gold that has to be there.

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Nice hunting, congrats! I'm sure you'll soon be posting gold from there.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:53 PM
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Nice finds. You have been busy no doubt.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-04-2022, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LongJohnSilver1 View post
I'd say the rubbish is detering others from detecting there. Looking at the type of rubbish you've got it looks like a boating/fishing area with a little swimming, maybe look up some photo's of where people used to swim?
All those rocks won't entice people to swim there but it might have had more sand in the past and the rocks trap the rings
During the summer and when the water is at its normal level, you can't hardly find a place to park because of the swimmers. Spring and fall fishers come out and do their thing. The higher you go the more sand and the conditions for swimming are a lot more pleasant.
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:30 AM
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Nice hunting, congrats! I'm sure you'll soon be posting gold from there.
Thank you. Been taking some gold out, but, not near as much as I wanted
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:32 AM
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Congrats!! Obviously a great spot that you have. So many good targets (amongst the trash) indicate that not many detectors frequent that location. Hit that area as hard as you can for the gold that has to be there.
Thanks. I've talked to the park rangers, they have never seen anybody else in there with a detector
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Old 08-04-2022, 09:14 PM
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During the summer and when the water is at its normal level, you can't hardly find a place to park because of the swimmers. Spring and fall fishers come out and do their thing. The higher you go the more sand and the conditions for swimming are a lot more pleasant.
Interesting, are you passing on the high tones? I'd expect way more coins, vaps and junkers.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:16 AM
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Interesting, are you passing on the high tones? I'd expect way more coins, vaps and junkers.
No sir, I dig everything from zero up on the Nox. If it beeps, I dig it.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:27 AM
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I'd say thats a spot worth spending many hours on, nice finds!

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