Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by Tere @, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 17:20 (201 days ago)

Yesterday, a low-flying pelican caught one of our fishing lines with his wing before we even left the bay. I slowly reeled in the line to take up the slack as my husband motored the boat over to the bird. He grabbed it by the bill with a piece of material we use to hold fish while we get the hook out, and I cut the line so the struggling bird wouldn’t tighten the line enough to get the hook caught. My husband lifted the bird into the boat and unwound the line from its wing, then put the pelican back in the water and let go of its bill. The pelican gave us the stink-eye and took off. Catch and Release in action! A great start to a snorkeling/fishing outing!

Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by needshendy @, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 17:40 (201 days ago) @ Tere

Love it! Thanks

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Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 18:07 (201 days ago) @ Tere

:megusta: Excellent job! Jolly good show! Carry on! :thumb:

Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 08:45 (200 days ago) @ Tere

A few years ago when we went fishing, the pelicans started going after our bait. I think we caught 5 before we got out of the bay and around the curve. The Captain of the boat had like a small bat and clubbed each one- he remarked that they would not bother any other boats with drag lines.

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Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 09:02 (200 days ago) @ Paulf

A few years ago when we went fishing, the pelicans started going after our bait. I think we caught 5 before we got out of the bay and around the curve. The Captain of the boat had like a small bat and clubbed each one- he remarked that they would not bother any other boats with drag lines.

I don't like that story, Paul. They may be a nuisance to fishermen, but it's no excuse to be cruel to them.

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Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 09:56 (200 days ago) @ Paulf

Please post that cretin's name, so people can avoid using him in the future.

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Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 12:52 (200 days ago) @ frostbite

I don't know his name. I was invited along for they needed another person to divide the Charter. One of the members from Pacifica that I had met while we were there asked if I would like to go.

Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by Tere @, Thursday, April 05, 2018, 11:58 (200 days ago) @ Paulf

Our boat is a little panga - like the kind the fishermen beach at playa municipal. We don't use live bait, so there's nothing in our boat that would smell like fish, but we've had a group of pelicans leapfrog our boat before - flying and landing in the water a couple feet in front of us, then when the boat passed them, they'd fly up and land in front of us again. Took them a while before they figured out there was no fish. So, maybe they go by sight more than smell.

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Catch and Release - Pelican Style!

by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 10:05 (194 days ago) @ Tere

WOW!
:megusta:
:vivamexico: