This thieving fish takes the bait and the rod, too.
This angler has exactly that happen. He pauses to reload his video camera and a bass snatches his lure and pulls the unmanned rod off the deck. What ensues is nothing short of an angling miracle.
Obviously there are some lessons to be learned here. For starters, make sure you use a big SD card (or tape in this case) when trying to capture your outing on video.
Most importantly, don’t leave your lure in the water if you don’t have your hands on the rod at all times. Or at least employ a secure rod holder.