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Bird watching...
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:00:33 PM »
I hit the local ditch by work with the tenkara rod again today.  Lots of little bites, but no fish.
At least this osprey didn't get skunked!




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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 02:03:26 PM »
cool pics!
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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 02:10:14 PM »
Great Pic!
You can't catch them from your computer chair.

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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 04:29:42 PM »
Neat.

I've seen bald eagles in the sierras swoop down and catch trout. :D

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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 06:13:23 PM »
On Sunday I had 2 bird incidents while fishing. First, I had just hooked a Mac and was bringing it in and a cormorant grabbed it. I brief tug of war ensued, resulting in my landing the Mac with a gash on 1 side from his back to his belly. About 20 minutes later, I hooked a YFC and had an osprey dive and grab it. It tried to take off for a few secs then let it go. I ended up landing the poor croaker with 3-4 holes poked in its side.

About 20 years ago, I was fishing for flounder in a small marina. I had just hooked a small pancake and was skipping it across the surface and had an osprey grab it and take off. I fought that crazy bird for about a minute before he finally dropped it. It felt like I was flying a kite for a bit.

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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 06:28:26 PM »
I caught a cormorant on a live sardine.

I bounced it over the rail and it bled all over the deck. Deckhand tossed it in the water, hopefully a shark ate it.

I've caught other birds mid air while casting.

A few more birds and ducks over the years....

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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 06:40:59 PM »
I've never caught a bird, but I have caught a bat. I was fly fishing on a dock at dusk and it took my fly right out of the air!

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Re: Bird watching...
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 06:43:43 PM »
Had a bald eagle grab my trout at the lake. Didn't even know I had it on. Saw the splash, saw the eagle fly off, then saw my rod on the ground and my reel was spooled.