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Old 03-08-2008, 07:49 AM
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Bonefish attacking Pelican

Here are some pics I took in Los Roques in January.
The Pelican dives in to the baitfish and the bonefish then try to get the pelican to drop its catch.




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Old 03-08-2008, 03:46 PM
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So much for the theory that a stealth approach is needed...great, funny and unusual pic
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:38 AM
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Thanks alot!!!...

...now I have to figure out how to tie a pelican imitation with a sardina's dropper!!!.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:42 AM
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Very interesting. I wonder if that is something unique to to LR. Something the fish there have learned since they seem to feed more on bait fish than bonefish in most areas. The bonefish where I have fished all scatter when a bird flies over.
I bet if you got a fly in close they would bust it.
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The last picture looks quite convincing, my theory would be (which I learned from snorkeling next to diving pelicans) that after a dive a lot of small fish are struck by the impact and drift around numb of the bird hitting the water. It would be easy for fish to notice the preasure of such an impact and swim to it to see if something is flaoting around. but the last picture sure looks like a serious battle....
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
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Those are some cool pics!! Really enjoyed seeing those and hearing about the different theories. I really like the one that other baitfish are knocked senseless when the pelican hits the water-makes sense. Time to tie up some bloodied baitfish imitations with googly eyes. Just out of curiosity, how close were you when you took these pics and did you throw to the fish?
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I took those photos to just prove what I had been posting about Los Roques. It is a very unique place. The bones will take a floating gummy minnow from the surface.

The photos were taken from a dock on Gran Roques Island. It was about 6.00pm. The water was black with bait fish and pelican were diving just a few feet away from the dock.

Here are a couple more photos from the same place but on a different occasion:


You can see the gummy minnow in the fish's mouth
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What a piglet!! Very cool pics pete-thanks for posting those. I'm on a two year bonefish schedule with the old lady and went to Andros last year. No bones this year but I was scoping Christmas Island for next year. May have to take a hard look at Roques-it sounds like a very cool place. Thanks again!!
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Some very interesting pictures ! Los Roques does seem to be a very unique place indeed, I think I will have to add that to the list.
For now it's off to Mexico in May to fish for Tarpon and hopefully some big ones !
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Amazing pictures. Thanks for posting them! Helps relieve the cabin fever a little! Or maybe it makes it worse?
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