I was out catfishing last night and I pulled in two using chicken livers in a cove that I like off a big lake. As I'm pulling the second one off the hook and onto the stringer my second rod all the sudden shoots out over the water and before my jaw could drop, I watched it submarine into the water. Hoping I could catch it on a root or something I stripped down(I was fishing alone) and dove into the water with my Petzl headlamp(It worked underwater) and frantically searched for it in the dark to no avail. Then I tried dredging it and using a treble and a bullet weight I had it up in a matter of 5 minutes. I couldn't believe it but I got my rod back. But damn I wish I could have landed that fish that took my rod. I figure it must have been a striper as it hit unlike any catfish I've caught before. Anyone ever lose a rod before? Ever get it back? I've been fishing since I could hold a rod and I never lost a pole before.