You’re not actually supposed to reel in the grenade:
Matt Tucker caught a couple of bass at Fellows Lake this morning — and fished out a live hand grenade as well.
Tucker, a Springfield firefighter, said he was casting a lure near the highway bridge on the east side of the lake, when he hooked a tangle of line on the bottom.
He noticed an old sock near his lure and pulled the odd bit of trash out of the lake.
Inside the sock? A Vietnam-era pineapple hand grenade with the safety pin still intact.
Some people can’t even grenade fish right.
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