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

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    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?
     
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  2. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Never had one get aggressive but they scare the hell out of me sometimes. They remind me of big otters....and otters can suck it!!!!
     
  3. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Don't worry. It's breeding season for harbor seals at the moment. You must be looking like a cute spy hopping lady seal or something.
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  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Never had one get aggressive. But it definitely doesn't help the fishing.
     
  5. Nick Clayton

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    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.
     
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    Hmmm... maybe my new tan/white waders aren't such a great idea after all
     
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  7. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    The Seal Sitter people scare me more then the seals.
     
  8. Paul Potter

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    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...
     
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  9. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    I find the otters at Lone to be particularly aggressive little bastards.
     
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    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.
     
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  11. Alexander

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    Yeah, Sea Lions would suck, had one come near to me at Manchester once. :)
     
  12. Stonefish

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    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. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    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...
     
  15. Ed Call

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    Otters suck. Seals suck. My fishing record sucks. I'm not scared though, unless it is scared that I may not get to fish enough.
     
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