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The Best Marriage Proposal Story We’ve Seen, Plus a 30-Inch Pike

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Chelsea Brant had the ice fishing trip of a lifetime recently, reeling in a 30-inch pike.

Oh, she also reeled in an engagement ring.

That’s right. While Chelsea fishing on the ice near Traverse City, Mich., Ryan Ruby asked her to check a line to see if it still had bait.

Ruby hadn’t rigged the line with bait, rather, with a diamond engagement ring.

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“When people are getting engaged, we always ask how they’re going to do it,” says Jeff Guntzviller, general manager at Miner’s North, where Ruby had purchased the ring. “This is one of the more unique ones we’ve ever had.”

Seems Guntzviller was a little concerned about Ruby sending the ring to the bottom of a lake through an ice hole.

Ruby had confidence in his knot-tying skills. Rightly so, because the ring stayed attached until Brant reeled it up, and she hauled in a 30-inch pike.

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Oh, and if you really want to know, Brant accepted Ruby’s proposal.

And then caught a 30-inch pike!

NEXT: 7 OF THE STRANGEST THINGS CAUGHT WHILE ICE FISHING

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The Best Marriage Proposal Story We’ve Seen, Plus a 30-Inch Pike