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Old 07-07-2009   #16 (permalink)
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The OTHER fish hunters...

Surrounded almost at all times by seals watching us, there was always a danger of one grabbing a hooked fish. After hooking into a nice Coho, I played him out and brought him up to the side of the boat. Because I was at my limit I wanted to release him in the water. I reached over the side of the boat with some pliers and a large dark mass emerged from under the boat.

The fish got a second wind! It freaked out and began splashing like crazy. someone yelled "SEAL!!!" and I grabbed the line and ripped the fish out of the water and over my shoulder right as a mouth full teeth break the surface heading toward me. He snapped his jaws closed about a foot away from nose and dropped back into the water. I SWEAR I could see his tonsils!
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Wow, looks like a dream fishing trip................lucky you I'd love to go on a trip like that. Bet you guys were getting more than a little worried about your directions until you got there How were the bugs? I hate bugs, but I guess you have to pay something to be in this awesome location.
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The OTHER fish hunters...

Surrounded almost at all times by seals watching us, there was always a danger of one grabbing a hooked fish. After hooking into a nice Coho, I played him out and brought him up to the side of the boat. Because I was at my limit I wanted to release him in the water. I reached over the side of the boat with some pliers and a large dark mass emerged from under the boat.

The fish got a second wind! It freaked out and began splashing like crazy. someone yelled "SEAL!!!" and I grabbed the line and ripped the fish out of the water and over my shoulder right as a mouth full teeth break the surface heading toward me. He snapped his jaws closed about a foot away from nose and dropped back into the water. I SWEAR I could see his tonsils!

My husband went fishing in BC last year with some people and that's exactly what he caught........a seal It had grabbed the salmon that he had just caught. You're lucky he didn't get YOU from the sounds of it.
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My husband went fishing in BC last year with some people and that's exactly what he caught........a seal It had grabbed the salmon that he had just caught. You're lucky he didn't get YOU from the sounds of it.
I didn't care if he got the salmon. I was worried about my gear, line and pole! In hindsight, I think losing my pole would have been better than my nose. All 4 of us just stood there like...

Oh... Bugs weren't bad at all being on saltwater.
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Heading home...

5:00 am up and packed. A cooler full of fish that once held beer. A nice replacement. The reverse boat ride was a breeze. (It's much nicer when you know where you're going.) Loaded the boat, climbed in the rig, and we're off. breezed through customs after a line about a hour long. Hit the Ferry right on time and got home about midnight. They all cheated and called in to work Monday. Needless to say, it was a sleepy day at work for me. But I'd do it again in a second!

Waiting for customs at the border.



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The OTHER fish hunters...

Surrounded almost at all times by seals watching us, there was always a danger of one grabbing a hooked fish. After hooking into a nice Coho, I played him out and brought him up to the side of the boat. Because I was at my limit I wanted to release him in the water. I reached over the side of the boat with some pliers and a large dark mass emerged from under the boat.

The fish got a second wind! It freaked out and began splashing like crazy. someone yelled "SEAL!!!" and I grabbed the line and ripped the fish out of the water and over my shoulder right as a mouth full teeth break the surface heading toward me. He snapped his jaws closed about a foot away from nose and dropped back into the water. I SWEAR I could see his tonsils!


Mind you I don't freak out about alot of things BUT I would of my shorts on that one.
I would need a 6 pack after that.
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what was the cost of a Canadian fishing license?

Vancouver island has some great campgrounds. Think I might put that on the list.

Hope you got a share of the halibut, nothing like fresh halibut.

Good report bro
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what was the cost of a Canadian fishing license?

Vancouver island has some great campgrounds. Think I might put that on the list.

Hope you got a share of the halibut, nothing like fresh halibut.

Good report bro
Thank you sir! $38.00 USD? 5 day saltwater with salmon tag. Don't know about fresh water costs. Hell you're right down the road! That would be great fun for you! Once off the ferry, it was about 3 hours to Campbell River. Another 3 or so to Tahsis on the west side. From Campbell River west was some BEAUTIFUL camping areas! Clear Streams and lakes. You'd should do that!
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Mind you I don't freak out about alot of things BUT I would of my shorts on that one.
I would need a 6 pack after that.
It took a six pack just to get the fish off the line and back in the water.
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Yep, some fun! And (these) are the small ones.

ah, but then the camera batteries died...on the very DAY when you caught 'the big ones' eh?? Hmmm. Now you are sounding like a real fisherman for sure!!

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The OTHER fish hunters...

Surrounded almost at all times by seals watching us, there was always a danger of one grabbing a hooked fish. After hooking into a nice Coho, I played him out and brought him up to the side of the boat. Because I was at my limit I wanted to release him in the water. I reached over the side of the boat with some pliers and a large dark mass emerged from under the boat.

The fish got a second wind! It freaked out and began splashing like crazy. someone yelled "SEAL!!!" and I grabbed the line and ripped the fish out of the water and over my shoulder right as a mouth full teeth break the surface heading toward me. He snapped his jaws closed about a foot away from nose and dropped back into the water. I SWEAR I could see his tonsils!

Fish savior! Or, rod savior.




Very nice trip report. Thanks!
Mountains and ocean are my very favourite scenery.
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ah, but then the camera batteries died...on the very DAY when you caught 'the big ones' eh?? Hmmm. Now you are sounding like a real fisherman for sure!!




Fish savior! Or, rod savior.




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Well it wasn't me who caught the big ones. Now THAT would have been a fish story.
It was all about saving the rod. (It wasn't mine.)
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Well it wasn't me who caught the big ones. Now THAT would have been a fish story.
It was all about saving the rod. (It wasn't mine.)


Oh, well, then, that is okay, I believe you then.

Don is just disappointed there are no big fish pictures! You know men, the bigger the better...or is that women?
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Oh, well, then, that is okay, I believe you then.

Don is just disappointed there are no big fish pictures! You know men, the bigger the better...or is that women?
Okay. Just for Don. I have no idea who these people are but it'll give him good comparison to what I saw.

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Very cool fishing trip. That seal trying to take your fish would have been something else. I've had Northern Pike try to take a Walleye from me, but a seal , that's really something.

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Very cool fishing trip. That seal trying to take your fish would have been something else. I've had Northern Pike try to take a Walleye from me, but a seal , that's really something.

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Thanks! Yes they are notorious for it. It's a natural instinct to go for a crippled fish. Happens often. Real up a fish head, etc... I've never had one a foot from my face though!
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