Falcon Attack

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  1. crabbypaddy

    crabbypaddy Well-Known Member

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    Fished south San Diego Bay this morning. While sitting on my seat on the front deck of my bass boat and unhooking a spottie, a peregrine falcon swooped by 3 feet from me. Scared the crap out of me. I've had them swoop down and snag spotties I was reeling in, but never had one get this close. Some nasty talons on those dudes.

    Fishing is really good right now in the south bay. I caught about 40 today in just under 3 hours. All fish caught on 4 inch swimbaits and 1/4 oz and 3/8 oz jigheads.
     
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    Yup, had one grab a spotty in a friends hand down there. They have learned!
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't an osprey, there are quite a few down there. They are much bigger than falcons, and are true fish hawks. They have been hammering j st. Pier and the vicinity for a while.
     
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    Yes. My mistake. It was an osprey.
     
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    I would’ve said osprey as well. I fed one a couple deeply hooked perch over the summer. They are all over the place right now.
     
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    They didnt “learn” by mistake, there are some individuals who Id consider rude who actually feed spotties to these birds. Now they attack humans, sweet!
     
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