My two daughters spent Memorial weekend camping with their Uncle Greg. While fishing wasn't bad at Tieton Pond, the perimeter has some straw on the water's edge. A caught fish landed on the layer of straw on top of the pond, so my brother-in-law tried to use a tethered rake to get it back. Did it work?

In a short answer, no. Not quite.

The reason he had the rake in the first place was to make a clear path to reel in the fish. When the fish landed up top, just flopping around, he thought he could use it to help pull it in. Although great in theory, it ended up making a hole, so the fish could get back in the water.

It was still fun to watch.