- Jan 19, 2009
you know i had this wild hair today just to take a little road trip up towards bonnievill and so i went to tanner creek first, two guys were there pitchin spinners and 10 ft off the bank out poped a 600 lb + seal that scared the crap out of me , one of the guys was upset cause he know it was ruining the fishing. there were many fish rolling all around but that seal had them stur crazy i think. so i went to the dam and went out to the island and procedeed to watch 20 + seals gourging them selfs with salmon. i wish i had my camerea they were coming clean out of the air with a salmon in there mouth. one after another after another i tried talking to them to bring me one to the bank lol but all they would do is blow there snout at me like i was interupting them...then i thought your day is done suckers cause odfw was there marking seals that they are going to uthanize on tue / wed from what he told me, one day too late as far as im consirned the eat about 150 lbs a piece a day acording to this odfw lady. she was sitting there observing the seals and talking back and forth to another about what seals were california seals and some other kind of seal i can't remember? any way watched a few fish go threw the window at the fish counter bonnie side and had a very nice conversation with the fish counter guy but he says most of the fish were going to the washington side! well makes sence cause when i was watching the guys on the washington side from a creek below tanner creek i saw a few fish caught.... so i think i will get my washington lic and bang a few over there since we can only fish from the bank i 5 and up... anyway guys good luck out there im still in pursuit of my first springer...