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DEERHAAWK 05-09-2003 07:20 AM

Catch and RELEASE!
This just in,
A man was leaving a fishing spot in Kalama Wa. with a 20# salmon in his backpack, and was acousted by a Cougar! The cat jumped on him, knocking m to the ground, clawing at the backpack where the fish was stored....
Moral....just release's healthier!
I am headed for the upper Santiam this eve for field research.

flyfisha1 05-09-2003 07:33 AM

Somewhat off-topic, has anyone seen the John West Salmon commercial? It features a "kick-boxing" match between a John West employee and a brown bear over a salmon at the bank of a river... A true classic... :hehe:

striblue 05-09-2003 07:51 AM

Chris, that went around a couple years ago I think and we had the site on this board. I think Juro originally placed it on here...Very funny...

Penguin 05-09-2003 08:34 AM

...fresh dead bait...
Last season a member of the white-bucket-brigade was accosted by an unidentified "penguinesque" figure while negotiating the lighthouse stairs at Chatham...
Police reports indicate several dozen sand eels were eaten on-the-spot and a jar of Chinese mustard yielded no prints or DNA.

flyfisha1 05-09-2003 08:42 AM

This makes me wonder how many of you up there have had unpleasant meetings with seals (meaning the marine mammals, not the Naval personnel)? I've heard that they can be quite nasty if "in the mood"... :eyecrazy:

Adrian 05-09-2003 10:09 AM

I've had a few tales of solo kayakers getting buzzed by the local seal pack on Monomoy - one near horror story. I usually try to keep my distance but they were all over the flats last year in less than five feet of water.

I recall Juro had one take a fancy to his deep eel one year.

Hey DEERHAWK, you didn't tell us wether the Cougar got the Salmon?;)

John Desjardins 05-09-2003 10:27 AM


Originally posted by Adrian
Hey DEERHAWK, you didn't tell us wether the Cougar got the Salmon?;)
Or if the fisherman got released.

juro 05-09-2003 06:23 PM

Yes, and there were witnesses. The seal was foraging where I had landed several large bass. He loomed into view and gave me a start. I started stripping faster and thump!!! He was on!

The drag screemed bloody murder and pop went the leader. He surfaced with the same look on his face as my dog has when he craps on the rug! :hehe: None the worse for wear as he swam away.

One day I ventured out too far before the tide dropped on a flat and a very large bull seal (600 lbs?) was still eating his lunch. He didn't like my presence at all, but I figured hey it's just a seal. WRONG! He came at me at such a speed that his bulging brow created a pressure wave as his black eyes were fixed on me, swerved at the last second, scared the living out of me! Ever have that dream where you can't run fast enough? I was living it realtime as I "ran" off that deep shoal back to dry land! :eyecrazy:

striblue 05-09-2003 07:18 PM

I have had several fiesty seals, on different occations, make fake charges at me during the years... Also had them take fish as well..but at the same time, I have landed stripers among seals as well with no ill effects to the fish...

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