Do Seals ever concern you when wading waist deep in the salt? Do you ever feel unwelcome?

#1
I get rather worried because the Seals where I fish come rather close to me, really close. I'm generally really comfortable in the salt, I dive and fish and am all about boats, I love salt water and generally don't fear. But it seems that where I fish it's always a face off! There are always the same two Seals but mostly one is there the most. It's checks me out, I holler at it, then it goes under and swims to the right of me leaving huge wakes. A couple of weeks ago it popped up, gave me the eyeball and went under, a short while later it popped up even closer. I made lots of noise and u der it went. I waded back to knee deep just to be "safe"?

Anyhow, has anyone experienced this and does it concern you? I'd hate to get bit by one of those suckers!

I google searched Seal attacks, I guess they happen every now and then. It is believed to be "uncommon", an anomaly, but it has happened.

Anyhow, any crazy stories out there where you felt slightly threatened?
 
#5
I'm always torn about whether seeing a seal out on the beach is bad cause he chases fish away, or a good sign that at least there are fish around. I try to focus on the latter but who knows.
 
#8
First of all, I'm with Nick on otters. Particularly at Pass at night, crunching away on trout in the dark. OMG!

Seals haven't been a problem; they usually back off (backwards) after spy hopping you. It's the sea lions that get to me. Had one check me out this morning during the storm. They're big...
 

Cuttbow82

Active Member
#10
Never had a problem with seals, but had a beaver chase me out of the water on the Skykomish one time. He popped up right in front of me and tail-slapped the water. Sounded like a rifle shot.
 

Beachmen

Active Member
#13
I will say this on the matter. though I have never been directly attacked by one. I have been splashed, bumped, and nocked over by them chasing fish.
 
#14
This kind of incident and that video make me think of how nice a seal's smooth, round head would look in the sights of a .22.............

And, please, know that I'm just day dreaming. So no lectures & preaching.... Thanks in advance...