Magnet Fishing A South Carolina Swamp

This is probably gonna be a short adventure This morning, but let me give you a little background. I am down in a deep south Meeting a friend of mine. Well a guy I met online, but we haven’t actually met met But he’s gonna take me metal detecting for a couple days down here And I was kind of waiting for him and you know at our meeting place, he said he was going to be a little bit late because something broke on his truck or his boat or something So I decided to do a little exploration on my own for about an hour, hour and a half at max. Probably an hour at this point So what we’re gonna do is Well what I did is I got online real quick did some research and found What I think to be is an old colonial road that crosses a river right here I think I just found the roadbed although. I’m not positive I do believe they were using the road up to Probably up through like the early 1900s. I’m not positive of that either I’m at could be way off, but we’re almost there You certainly tell we’re not in Maryland, Virginia or Pennsylvania anymore can’t ya? I guess this is probably where the hogs have rooted all this up I suppose I’m not positive on that, but I think this might be the roadbed right here according to my map And if it is hopefully there’s no bri… yeah this has gotta be Ah it looks like it goes out to the river here I can see some something on the other side, so this is an old bridge right here What I’ve done, I’m not going to metal detect But what I’ve done is I’ve brought my magnet with me because we don’t have very much time I figure we’ll just throw it in a few times see if we can snag an old cannonball or something. Now this was heavily used during the Civil War in this area and The Revolutionary War as well, there’s actually a battle right here at the bridge so maybe there’ll be a revolutionary war musket the Redcoats killed a bunch of a Colonials And they probably just pitch their stuff in the river because you know they had their own Brown Besses that they used Yeah I would say without a doubt This is the old bridge, at least the one that was on the map from about 1900 You ready? I didn’t bring my tripod, so I’m gonna have to like hold the camera while I, you know, throw the magnet out But let me get it rigged up first We probably have about 40 minutes or so probably not any more than right here, but we’ll know We’ll either get snagged and lose the magnet or get disgusted probably within 10 minutes I just love it down here Spanish moss and stuff. It’s so cool Alright, I got the magnet rigged up Unfortunately for some reason on this magnet I don’t have that guard that I like to put on here that keeps it from getting caught on branches so much Oh, we have to be really careful. This is a tow rope that you would use for like Waterskiing type stuff, and it has a big loop on it there, and I just put that over my arm so I don’t lose it Alright are you ready? If we find something really good we’ll come back with a boat That way we can really hit it. Cause there’s not much area to hit. Right here, I’m really afraid of these stumps getting caught up and more the magnet Cause I don’t want to go swimming this morning Alright, so the first toss I’m just gonna kind of keep close to shore for now until I see what the bottom is like I’m just going to go ahead and pitch it out there a little ways Yeah, I was close to shore wasn’t it? What we’re gonna do is just kind of slowly work it in and see if we can feel it snag on any iron I mean there should be stuff close to shore here Just as likely as this stuff up there. See I’m hitting a log now I can feel it, I can see it going sideways, so I’m running up the edge of a stick And I don’t want to get snagged in a branch so what we’re gonna do Is we’re going to go over to here looks like a little bit more open down there I’ll gather the rope up and meet you right there It’s a little more open here. So hopefully we’ll be away from that log I’m not gonna throw it far because I don’t want to go swimming, so we’re gonna put right there And if it doesn’t snag anything then maybe we’ll throw it out a little further later Of course you gotta get the rope without falling in above my boots My boots okay, you ready? Now what I’m gonna do, I’m just gonna pull it slowly across the bottom Just like that And if it hits something iron, I’ll feel it I feel it kind of snag Which is a lot different than if it hits a A branch, so I’m not hitting anything yet But this was used as a bridge in the early 1900s I mean there should be other stuff in here that people would have thrown in I didn’t feel anything on that one. Nothing on it, going to throw it a little further This time because I walked the bottom and I didn’t feel any logs on it, so let’s call it that way Not much further it got snagged right here, but it doesn’t matter Brown Bess can be right here against the… The bank as good as anywhere Alright, so what I’m going to do since I haven’t had anything yet is I’m gonna go ahead and turn the camera off Just going over a branch there This is tidal and this might be dry in a couple hours right where I’m at so… I’m gonna turn the camera off and throw it until I snag something and then I’ll get the camera back up and we’ll take a peek at it This is a good example of how the magnet can get caught on the branches. Now I’m lucky, this is a small branch I can just pull it right free, but if that was a big tree You know I might lose the magnet on that one, and if I had that cup on the front of it It would probably have slid right around it, but so that’s what you got to be careful for stuff like that So been at it for about 15 minutes I have not got a single hit until just now and it’s right at my feet. Well, that’s where I snagged it I don’t even know if I can pull it out or not, but there’s definitely a big chunk of iron there It just snapped to it right there, so let’s see if we can pull it up Pretty big. Again, if this was a bridge. I mean that could be a giant… Rail that we’re never going to get up, it doesn’t seem to be moving at all Do you see it’s stuck to it? Hear it snap right to it There we go yeah, there’s no give at all in it And the thing is with a magnet if there’s a lot of rust on it You don’t get the full strength of it. I could almost reach down and grab that I probably will before we go All right, I’m gonna turn the camera off. I’ll fish around with that. I’ve tried to grab it by hand hopefully There’s no water moccasins down there with it Hopefully that magnet scared them off because there are definitely water moccasins in where I’m at right now So you don’t see me again. It was nice knowing ya You’ll see me again I was able to reach down there and grab it with my hand it’s actually like a giant spike and a piece of wood says probably part of the old bridge. You can’t see it from here, but trust me It’s right there. I tried my best. I’ll try again with a magnet see if we can snag a cannonball this time Well here’s our only find so far and it looks like a piece of barbed wire So that’s not very old I’m right on the edge of the ramp here I’m gonna try to climb down to that tree right there and see if I can stand and pitch it out in that clear water Probably really our only hope at this spot right here. It’s natural. I can’t get to the other side so Keep your fingers crossed Well I managed to get a snag, very solid, so I guess the rest of the video is gonna Be me trying to get it out without actually having to get in the water Because I don’t want to get in the water so… it’s in like a V of a tree I guess Cannot get away from those trains Drove ten hours. And I’m still at the trains See a snag right there So I’m gonna take this rope and kind of weed it through here and try to grab it and pull it down that way Sometimes that’ll get it free. It’s probably stuck in a V right there That’s why we should have had that little cup on the front of it there to make it go around those things Well I’ll work my way down a little bit, and I’m pulling on it from a different angle But it’s still stuck solid, so I’m gonna have to go up in the bushes there and try to find a branch With like a V on it, and then I’m gonna put it in the water And I’ll show you this, and we’re gonna push on the rope to try to get it away from that log You see I’m out on this tree right here, and I’m pulling from Downstream now, but it’s still stuck solid so and that’s like in a branch for sure It’s in a like a V of one of those trees So I’m gonna go get that stick, and I’ll show you what I’m going to do next Hopefully my rope won’t float away I’m gonna show you what I’m gonna do I don’t know if I can actually hold the camera when I’m doing it though because I don’t want to fall in But what I did is I got a stick and have just a little tiny V in it’s not a strong stick But I think it’ll work And I’m gonna put that that V of those branches on the rope and just slide it down the rope until I get to the end and hopefully I can just push it and it’ll just swing the magnet out of that fork in the tree It’s probably caught in something like this but more severe And what I need to do is to push that rope up so the magnet will come out If I can show you I will, chances are I won’t be able to because I gotta get going, I’m going to be late if I don’t get a move on Ok you can see my stick. This is actually the second one. Because I’ve already broke one But see how I had the rope on the fork what I’m going to do is Just push it out into the water like that and down I’m just going to keep pushing it down like that until it gets right next to the magnet or above and beyond the magnet and that should free it. Gonna have to turn the camera off because I’m gonna shimmy up to that spot right there So wish me luck, and if we fall in you know what to do, that’s right Hold your breath! I’ve got it free I’ve almost ready to go up on the bank and strip down to me Well to my birthday suit and jump in but the last minute It came free and I don’t think we’re gonna be late, but yeah got it got it on that fork It was stuck right there. That’s it for the video Ah! That hurts… have to get off this bridge before I start talking *like this* We’ll see ya somewhere else. I hope you enjoyed the video though we didn’t find much. I hope I can make somewhere else today We’ll see you a little bit later (Aquachigger Theme Song)

100 comments on “Magnet Fishing A South Carolina Swamp”

  1. Nicolas Fisher says:

    Columbia sc raised.

  2. Dragonslayer YT says:

    Aye my home state!!

  3. Emily Bishop-Lester says:

    You sounded like a girl crazy over a online guy she hasnโ€™t โ€œmet metโ€ yet. Lol. Sorry. Had to.

  4. Bobby McDowell says:

    Hey. Boss. No. Gold. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  5. wesf1971 says:

    Yay my neck of the woods! South Cackalackie ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. yoman gull says:

    We all knew you loved the outdoors but we didn't know you were a tree hugger.

  7. What The Heck TV says:

    enjoyed very much thanks cigg

  8. Jeremy Nolden says:

    That just figures Chigg, pressed for time and the darn thing gets stuck!!

  9. onhawaii says:

    Seems like the poison ivory is still doing the job…

  10. JoeMoe Moe says:

    Ha Ha interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Shane the alpha wolf says:

    Hi its shane the alpha wolf I love ur vids I love how u get a cannon ball and bullets too

  12. Digger Doug says:

    Looks like places I've been…… Ahhhhh Home…..

  13. Justin m says:

    I made this for my magnet, seems to work ok

  14. Henry S says:

    You should change you name to MacGyver.

  15. Starlight Crypt says:

    where do you buy your magnet from

  16. coinhunter treasure king says:

    Waist of time magnet fishing ๐Ÿ˜ข

  17. Justin Ainsworth says:

    Which swamp

  18. Sue Girling says:

    Oh dear you do get yourself into some funny situations lmao. x

  19. kassi man says:

    NICE VIDEO mate … keep going for more …!

  20. Jeff Lilly says:

    I bet he checked for poison ivy

  21. jeff manzone says:

    Best channel. History and laughs. Thank you.

  22. Tyler Heberer says:

    Is little Nicky down in the Deep South with you?

  23. TurnerUp Streams says:

    South kakalac !!!!

  24. Majikalnight says:

    Hope you find more at the place or more history about it

  25. RELICS N ROOTS says:

    Nice one ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  26. jtndo says:

    A plastic bottle cut off could make a cone for your magnet.

  27. stephen philemon says:

    You've been standing there so long
    Spanish Moss is growing on your hat

  28. GrayWolf says:

    meeting a guy from the net to go metal detecting in the woods, sounds legit.

  29. TheSoundOutside says:

    Can I have that 10 minutes of my life back?

  30. daniel cunningham says:

    You do know some of them there throw cat food cans to bring in the catfish right? Relevance to your area is that you are in gator country , and they are able to find and eat said . But let me finish watching .

  31. T S says:

    Fun vid Chigg!! Thank you.

  32. milcoll73 says:

    well, at least you got your magnet back and found your nutz!

  33. The Bass Factory says:

    I like your channel. I just subscribed. I hope my channel has as good of content as you have on here. Keep the videos coming.

  34. Justin Griffin says:

    Hahahaha. Glad you didn't get irreparably injured!

  35. clockguy2 says:

    With that description, those dwarf palmettos, and black water, he could be anywhere below Columbia. Watch out for alligators!

  36. donny tyler says:

    in texas u can get killed by using that method! Dont know hum , dont give that info online…Just met him dont kow himmm….Realy , Too not so carefull.

  37. donny tyler says:

    did not show up u still alive???

  38. Goat mountain biker says:

    I just bought my 249 pound magnet

  39. J Phillips says:

    I started cracking up when you were saying boots

  40. Colin D says:

    Looking good Chigg!!!

  41. Celly Rox says:

    That looks neat 0.0
    Can it be one of these?

  42. Scorpio UK says:

    That Spanish Moss gets everywhere, doesn't it Chig? You had some on your hat. Ha!

  43. IndiAcres 1776 says:

    Any Chigg video, complete this sentence: I forgot to bring my _____________.

  44. Southern GAMING says:

    Lol using ur hand for piece of paper. Now u know mama said don't write on your skin could get ink poisoning! Lol

  45. The NC Dirt Detectives says:

    Great video as always man… getting close to 1 Million subs!!!

  46. Paul House says:

    Get yourself a telescoping money pole. Donโ€™t skimp on the plastic one, they fall apart. The aluminum ones are fantastic. Great for getting lures, bumpers, etc. out of trees/water too.

  47. Digging Ga says:

    should try on further down man,Monteith swamp battle LOOK IT UP its rarely talked about and prob have to get permission in one of the fields out here near where i live.Mulberry grove..etc etc…plantation crazy down here! ebenezer (probably butchered the spelling) area on down toward savannah ga!

  48. Linda Bealer says:

    Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you expected!

  49. Gooner-KIRK says:

    You go from State to state a ton!!. My gawd!!

  50. Frederick Conner says:


  51. vwbussesareforever says:

    Well shit Aquachigger, you was in my territory! I offered to take you to some spots I know of here in SC too, but never heard from you.. Huh…

  52. Hairy Ballbastic says:

    remember watching you from 2016 you're lookin fresh as hell man keep up the good work

  53. Connie Rose says:

    You crack
    Me up

  54. MiniFlea04 says:

    What song is the ending credits?

  55. 1992 Music says:

    Looks like trevor from gta5 man

  56. grey wolf says:

    Hi my friend im new to your chanel but me and my 2 kids loveeeee your video can you tell me were to get innexpensive magnet since my budget is really tight

  57. jannis joplin says:

    man.. how'd you find out about old roads online?

  58. John Paul Mullaney says:

    I live in SC

  59. Skyhighcoins - says:

    Where in South Carolina?????????

  60. Skyhighcoins - says:

    Please go to hommosassa Florida

  61. Millers Landing says:


  62. Betsy Traughber says:

    You have a great sense of humor. Just love it.

  63. Rebecca Holladay says:

    Good ole SC!! Where were you in the state?

  64. Luc Todesco says:

    3"30 with blabla speech… may have to be more efficient… people wait 1 min max to be in the action, you may have lost many followers

  65. Andrew Evans says:

    Let me guess, you are near Four Hole swamp?

  66. steve rohaley says:

    I love your videos! Been a fan for quite a while. I actually just ordered the same magnet but it will get a but different use in the Law Vegas, NV desert. You were talking about it getting caught and my engineering mind instantly thought about machining a guard but I then thought a simple small funnel would work great. Run the rope through it with the larger side towards the magnet. I look forward to your adventures!

  67. Penny Smith says:

    Omg. We're do you get one of those big magnet how much are thay. Thanks I would like to try this but need to get a magnet frist. Thanks

  68. Jerry Tindal says:

    I am in S.C.
    Where is this?

  69. Dominick John says:

    Doesn't it suck that the colonies and early settlements were in regions that are not well-suited for preservation of metals? Glad you're doing it, you should talk to @brainiac75

  70. david hopper says:

    You couldn't just cfash out in your motor lol. Always on the hunt . Enjoyable video .

  71. Delta900 says:

    You look like your in the Low Country?


    Beau, at least you tried.

  73. PaleoCris says:

    Very nice. I just got my magnet and rope in today! I usually scuba dive to find cool stuff, but I'm eager to try the magnet in places with too low of visibility to dive.

  74. Brian Richards says:

    WOW! How interesting!

  75. eyes2see says:

    dont go in that water..leeches!

  76. Georg Andexler Andexler says:

    Always enjoy your videos, sure would like to visit some of the places you go to. Doing what you enjoy, must be nice. thanks!

  77. Mark Henry says:

    I used to fish a lot as a kid [[you and I are close to same age bracket]]. They sold this item that, when your lure got snagged, you clip it on the ;ine and let it slide down-it was a weight-and supposedly, once it slid down it might push the hook off the snag. I wonder if something l;ike that would help in your case? I do metal casting so would just make a 5 or 10lb Donut, slip the rope into the hole, life rope high and let the weight slam down to break the magnet free. Think I will cast one next month and send it to you to try. [[Smelter is down at the moment.

  78. Wondering Green Man says:

    Sounds like you caught one of them "internet fish"…..

    Log on!

  79. Judy Trahan says:

    Finding nothing can be very funny, haha!

  80. Beth Schuler says:

    Glad there was no gaters.

  81. Randle Richardson says:

    You get r done Chigger

  82. EveryDay says:

    OMFG I have found the new most useless thing on YouTube!

  83. rusty nuts says:

    you need a kayak or inflatable boat dude.

  84. Mark Peterson says:

    That's South Carolina? The foliage looks a lot different from Fayetteville NC

  85. David B says:

    Thanks for the great funny video dude.

  86. TheGuessagain76 says:

    south carolina isnt the deep south!

  87. gregwein1 says:

    Good God, Chig – why did you bother posting this video?ย  I guess it shows the trials and tribulations of magnet fishing… But all I saw was some silliness, and some snags… Sorry dude, but you can do better than this, can't you?

  88. Fidget ODell says:

    Why do I feel like I'm watching Bob Ross magnet fishing from the way he is talking on this one lol.

  89. CaptKeo says:

    You need to buy a handbell like the teachers of old had on their desk. Remove the handle and the clapper then run the rope through the bell with the handle end toward you. Then if it starts to snag anything it will slip away from it.

  90. Carson Wells says:

    you always talk too much, making up assorted "facts" into some kind of story.

  91. Thedon1215 says:

    I'm in sc and its illegal to use a metal detector on state land as far as I know. They really dont want u finding and keeping artifacts Don't know where u are. I found a cannonball once on the beach. Still have it.

  92. Judy Mcpherson says:

    Always love to watch Chig!

  93. sam E says:

    Whatโ€™s the name of the song at the end?

  94. Darren Sculuca says:

    kinda a waste to show this..hopefully its gets better.

  95. lainey wright says:

    You look a little scared.

  96. Muriel McAbee says:


  97. Jack Wolf says:

    This feature was a waste of time. All talk and no action.

  98. The Relics Hunter says:

    Florence sc here

  99. tressinar says:

    I really enjoyed this because you taught me some great information. I magnet fish as well. I'm so glad you got it!!!

  100. Joseph Brown says:

    ever need any pointers around Clemson area let me know

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