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Old 07-17-2017, 07:32 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Rattlesnake Gal View Post
As stated above, these eagles have gotten very smart about capturing the recently released fish. An easy meal! I recently watched one hassle a boat just out from me. It was pretty cool to see. I expect the fishermen were surprised!
This is pretty much a common occurrence with the fishermen around Welch. The eagle parks himself / herself right in a large pine on the southern tip and watches the fishing boats. As soon as a fish is released they go for it. I have personally seen an eagle carry off a 4 lb rainbow trout up into a tree without a problem.

I would think your 12 lb pup would be safe BUT better to be safe than sorry!!

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