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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Salt water Fishing tips and tricks » Seal issues?

Seal issues?

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1Seal issues? Empty Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:16 pm

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Wasn't sure where I should post this topic but anyone ever have issues/run ins with seals? They get pretty bold and I assume they wouldn't have any issues with snatching your halibut or other catch if it were dangling from the side of your tube on a stringer. Which leads me to question #2...how do you usually store a keeper butt while on the water?

2Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:28 pm

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I don't lol! if you hold on to it you simple have to take the chance. And make sure you have a change of underwear, just in case you have a seal encounter ha ha .


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3Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:46 pm

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4Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:47 pm

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Lol!!! I love that dex! Problem solved.

5Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:55 pm

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Holy crap DEX!...do you really own that thing??? Sweeet!

6Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:11 pm

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Dang, saltwater crew goes prepared.


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7Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:51 am

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Good stuff Dex!! Love the A-Ok hand sign at the end hahahah

8Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:39 am

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This is just a video I found on YouTube. It is not me. Lol..
However, I have thought about getting something like this for self protection while on the water. Probably not in a 223 round though, I was thinking more on the lines of a .45.
They use these bangsticks down south with hunting alligators. I figured it would work just as well on seals.

9Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:17 pm

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I don't stress about seals unless I were to have a halibut hanging from the side of my tube. I know a guy that was dragged buy a seal do to having a halibut hanging from his tube. so ever since that if I were to keep a halibut I have it covered on the back of my tube. But I always have a gaff on me just incase.

10Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:39 pm

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Good stuff fellas lol maybe someone will come up with a live well mod soon. Like a floating portable sterilite container. Hmmmmmmm..

11Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:03 am

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Don't know how to put this, but you kill or wound a seal, JAIL time in Cal. Not enough sharks........and yes I saw a fellow at the Pud who made a fish well made out of an old ice chest. Had holes drilled in the bottom and foam tubing attached to the outside for flotation......GT

12Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:40 pm

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I just carry my gaff or a plastic mallett. When they get too close I bang on the crossbar and they usually get the point. If they get closer....
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13Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:36 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I just carry my gaff or a plastic mallett. When they get too close I bang on the crossbar and they usually get the point. If they get closer....
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Hahaha. Hell yeah!!

14Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 pm

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Never thought about seals..... Haven't see them out on the water the times I have gone out.

15Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:38 pm

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For the most part you guys are actually talking about Sea Lions!

16Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Sun May 10, 2015 5:48 pm

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yah those sea lions are butt holes, they scare the S**t out of me in the harbor, especially at night omg fear for your lives!. but i have seen this floating bobber its big and ment to just float with you on your tube, its for holding drinks but im sure you could just put water in it and use as a live well. but i prefer catch release. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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17Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Sun May 10, 2015 11:29 pm

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A few weeks ago my fishing buddy and I were at the Quivira Basin in Mission Bay and a sea lion went after the bass he was reeling in. Only thing left on the hook was the fish head. Then the same sea lion came up to me when I caught one too; I was freaking out, I thought it was gonna jump on my tube but it didn't. It was starting at me from a distance (6 feet or so); it reminded me of my dog waiting for me to give him food haha It waited for me to unhook the fish and grabbed it when I threw it back in the water. It played with it for like 10 min, chewing it and throwing it out of the water like it wanted to entertain us. It was pretty funny actually.

My advice: don't panic, keep an eye on the sea lion (distance and attitude), and quickly release the fish (whatever catch you might have, keeper or not) and you'll be fine.

Just don't make sudden moves Razz jk

18Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Mon May 11, 2015 8:43 am

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Californian man pulled underwater by a rogue sea lion as he posed with catch ? what buttholes ...

19Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Mon May 11, 2015 9:43 am

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Damn thats crazy Wes.....but yeah it can be freaky at night, but i dont keep anything either and ive never caught a legal hali from my tube only from the surf, if i was to catch one, id probably pull out and call it a day LOL....

20Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Mon May 11, 2015 10:52 am

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So what the Sea gives . the Sealion taketh back !!!!

21Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Mon May 11, 2015 4:45 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Californian man pulled underwater by a rogue sea lion as he posed with catch ?   what buttholes ...


Man was just bycatch. Either "grip and grin" on land or not so close to the rail of the boat.  Sea lion doing what sea lions do (see food - eat.) No biggie, blown out of proportion.  Big thread over at SoCalSurfFishing on this one.     Killer sea lions?  scratch  no, Darwin just working his charms.


Fishingdachronarch201E7 wrote:Damn thats crazy Wes.....but yeah it can be freaky at night, but i dont keep anything either and ive never caught a legal hali from my tube only from the surf, if i was to catch one, id probably pull out and call it a day LOL....

yeah, kickin' back in with legal 'but will be like trolling for sea lions.  Twisted Evil   Razz

22Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Tue May 12, 2015 5:53 pm

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Not so much of a problem up my way but I've heard they're becoming more and more of a problem down in San Diego.

23Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Tue May 12, 2015 8:36 pm

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thast crazy!!!!


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24Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed May 13, 2015 10:25 am

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Fishingdachronarch201E7 wrote:Damn thats crazy Wes.....but yeah it can be freaky at night, but i dont keep anything either and ive never caught a legal hali from my tube only from the surf, if i was to catch one, id probably pull out and call it a day LOL....

Yea thats usualy what i do, but when i catch one early in the day it just goes behind the seat. If its a really bright hot day then i gotta make the decision keep the fish and leave (so it dont get sunbaked) or release and keep fishing.

lucky for me the only times i caught a halibut early in the day it was gloomy all day so fish stayed fresh.

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25Seal issues? Empty Re: Seal issues? on Wed May 13, 2015 4:05 pm

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Yeah the sea lions kinda freak me out especially the time one came up from under me while I was tying on a swiwbait, I got choked up cos I was on early morning a solo session out at NPH, I realized it was only looking for a snack, tried to take photo but is took off.
Thanks Misfitdog for posting the video. I heard of this happing

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