Osprey tries to steal my swimbait(VIDEO)

Shaka760

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Apr 16, 2007
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Up close and personal with those talons was a rad experience! Those talons are HUGE!!! Badass raptors for sure!!!
 

Chompot

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Mar 27, 2010
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That was fuckin awesome. Osprey's are a bad ass raptor. I have to thank you for taking care of the bird correctly. A lot of dudes wouldn't have the balls to even get close.

.... a slide swimmer might be worth it though! haha

I have seen Osprey's hit the punkers a time or two. They can do some damage to the wood punker. Any damage to the bait?
 

fshholc

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That's always cool. I've had spotted bay bass taken twice by Osprey in the back of San Diego Bay.
 

talltale

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Super video! At least they cant dive underwater like those frikken cormorants at coronado island
 

The Fish Seeker

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Dude,
I LOST a 15" Castaic surface swimbait to an osprey at San Vicinte. The ospreys talons must have nicked my line as my line broke when fighting the bird. I would have loved to be watching when it decided to take a bite of the rubber bait for lunch.
 

Shaka760

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That was fuckin awesome. Osprey's are a bad ass raptor. I have to thank you for taking care of the bird correctly. A lot of dudes wouldn't have the balls to even get close.

.... a slide swimmer might be worth it though! haha

I have seen Osprey's hit the punkers a time or two. They can do some damage to the wood punker. Any damage to the bait?

The bait was okay... a few nicks, but now the bait has real character!!!:rofl:
 

jock

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I had one of those fuckers almost hit ME trying to grab a wake bait shore pounding once. Haven't had to tango with one yet. Even luckier I didn't have to tango with a bald eagle that wanted to eat a punker up here in norcal!
 

Yumatym

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Very respectful way you handled that bird. My hats off to you, TRUE sportsman.
Thanks for reppin the sport well.
 

Shaka760

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Very respectful way you handled that bird. My hats off to you, TRUE sportsman.
Thanks for reppin the sport well.
Yeah, I tried to de as gentle as possible and shake it loose before it got hooked. Unfortunately it did, so I had to do some impromptu surgery! Super cool bird up close, and I really feel that he knew I was trying to help and stayed pretty calm during the whole thing!!!
 

Juny

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Woah! Crazy footage!
 

Rude Baits

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Epic video. That top water strike was intense! You handled the situation like a champ. I really liked the salute/ wave goodbye. A sign of appreciation for nature and the outdoors. A true sportsman and a class act.

PS - I really dig your videos and reports. Keep them coming.