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Date posted March 13, 2009 8:47 PM
Posted by lauraleemate
Report location New York > Fire Island > LAURA LEE Cod and seal trips
Fishing method Boat
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Hey guys thought I'd give you a little update on whats happening. Today for 7 fisherman we traveled well over 30 miles and were rewarded with some nice cod in the 10-13 lb range right off the bat with some ling, however we made a few more drops and picked 1 or 2 cod and ling off everyone. On the way home we went to play with the seals and since they seem to be so friendly and like us as much as we like them we will be doing 5pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday night trips to see the seals and feed them fresh bergalls. Hope to see everyone soon and maybe you can get in on the seal action!

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Joined: 02/19/2009
Posts: 19
 03/13/2009 08:55 PM  

That was great to travel so far for only 7 fares. I gues everyone is fishing in montauk. Sounds like the seals may make you some money though. What is going on with fluke regs? I hear only 2 fish per man and one over 18, and one over 22?

Joined: 09/21/2008
Posts: 2575
Location: North Fork
 03/13/2009 10:13 PM  

nice reportup

Wishing I was Fishing
Bluewater Custom Plugs

Joined: 07/11/2006
Posts: 26
 03/14/2009 09:34 AM  

As a marine mammal scientist and concerned citizen, I have to insist that you should never feed seals. Please be advised that feeding the seals is in violation of federal law (Marine Mammal Protection Act), and you could be subject to over $10,000 fine per incident.

Not only is it illegal to feed the seals, it is also incredibly dangerous for the seals to learn to associate a vessel(or people) with food. these are intelligent animals and learn readily. This may cause them to (a) lose their healthy fear of humans; (b) learn to approach vessels; (c) increase the risk of boat strikes; (d) affect their gene pools by potentially providing food for individuals that might otherwise not be successful.

Please don't do anything to the seals but observe them from a distance of at least 50 yards.


Dr. Artie Kopelman
President, Coastal research and education Society of long Island (CRESLI)
Capt Pappy

Joined: 01/10/2002
Posts: 705
Location: Somewhere in the jungles of South East Asia
 03/14/2009 10:49 AM  

Well said Doc. I just hope that people will listen. These are not dogs or cats that you can play with.
Thanks for your post, just hope someone reads it and heeds it.

Capt Pappy OUT

Courage is not the lack of fear but the means to deal with it.

Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 03/14/2009 05:00 PM  

Nice to see the local cod and ling bite pick up a bit......up, lets hope it can only get better.....SmileSmile

Joined: 02/14/2005
Posts: 431
Location: W. Islip
 03/14/2009 09:11 PM  

Well nothing was fed to the seals thank you for your concern. We wouldnt want to see them get hurt.

Joined: 12/07/2007
Posts: 6359
Location: Massapequa
 03/15/2009 02:17 AM  

Turn you back for one day to go fishing in Montauk, and I'm deleting posts left and right in this section Roll!

Let's not accuse a business of illegal/unethical practices, unless we have hard evidence!

Somewhere in Chicago,a community is missing its organizer

Joined: 07/11/2006
Posts: 26
 03/15/2009 09:19 AM  

It wasn't an accusation, just simply a warning
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