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Magnetic fishing in the Hudson River

Dec 28, 2017 11:55 am
Kenneth C. Crowe II in the Albany Times Union interviews David Stacey, who goes fishing in the Hudson River near Rensselaer, Coxsackie, and Coeymans, but uses a magnet. But Stacey is not trying to catch fish, but find detritus from the bottom of the Hudson. "I know if I go regular fishing I'll catch a fish. If I go magnet fishing I don't know what I'll pull up," Stacey said. He uses different magnets that can pull items that weigh from 170 pounds to 1,000 pounds out of the river. Last week, at Rensselaer's Riverfront Park he reeled in a bicycle, and has also pulled in golf clubs at Henry Hudson Park in Bethlehem. Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.