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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Sardine Fishing Can Be Risky  (Read 1270 times)

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  • Sand Dab
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 This summer I learned an important lesson off the Santa Cruz Harbor when I paddled into a frenzy of sea lions pelicans and dolphins all feeding on a school of sardines. I was pulling sardines in 2 or 3 at a time when without warning, my kayak flipped. I imagine a sea lion was the culprit but I guess it could have been a dolphin. I went over with my pole in hand and a fellow kayaker held it for me while I turned the boat over and get in. Lost some tackle but that was it. My marine radio floated just like it's supposed to and was recovered.
  So I still love to eat sardines and still fish for them but now fish more on the edges  of the school if  see alot of sea lions.


  • Sea Lion
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Wow, must have been kinda scary with al that chaos.
Grill sardines are delicious! I wish they had come back to Tomales like they did last year.
May the fish be mighty and the seas be meek...