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Adapting to the light rain and sunny weather breaks while awaiting Springtime.

January 23, 2018 06:31AM avatar
A year ago I had to make some out-of-state drives to detect because we had a record setting winter and 3 ft. or more of snow on the ground here, with many nighttime temps dropping to -6° F to -19° F. So far, this winter has been much more mild and actually typical. Most of the ground is snow-free this past week or two thanks to warmer weather and more showers or rain than average for January.

Hopefully others have had enough huntable weather to get out and enjoy some search time, and had some success as well. All my Nokta and Makro detectors are 'environmentally protected' as I like to keep things looking good and not worry about them getting wet and having any problems. The forecasters still predict rain and/or snow from tonight (Tuesday) through Monday and we'll have some lows in the 26° to 32° range but highs hitting 40°-42° after today's best guess of 44°.

I like the plastic type weather control control-housing covers on my two CoRe and two Relic units when we have light showers like we're likely to get now, and the fabric protected Impact and Racer 2 stay warm and dry on my den wall with the other non-protected detectors. So, once again even though I don't like rain, I'll be headed out today to find a few spots to hunt with the off-and-on showers not being a problem eye rolling smiley as I am prepared for some wetness.

I hope others are able to get out detecting as we head into the last week of January. I'm eagerly awaiting favorable spring weather to arrive when daylight lasts longer and ALL of my detectors can get put to use in drier conditions. I have to get out all I can lately to be limbered up and ready for spring. I want to work some lake and reservoir beaches and would like warmer weather when I do.

For those who search freshwater or saltwater beaches, what detector(s) do you prefer to use and which size and type search coils do you use the most? Do you hunt the dry beach, wet beach, or get into the water? If you get wet, how far out do you usually wade when Beach Hunting?

Being a January winter I thought talking about warmer weather and hunting sunny beaches might be an interesting topic. eye popping smiley Here's another beach related question: How many times have you fallen or dropped your detector unto the shallow surf or when up to your waist in water? If you did drop your detector in the water, were you able to recover it quickly and get it operative, or did it require a trip in for service?

Well, it's 5:30 AM and time to load detectors and gear, head off to get breakfast, then off to find a place or two that might be productive.


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Adapting to the light rain and sunny weather breaks while awaiting Springtime.

Monte 283 January 23, 2018 06:31AM

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