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Anyone went out togging?

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With these wind I am not looking forward to it. I can't get out until Friday and see if anyone went out today (no wind!) and had bites.

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19 mins ago, bob_G said:

Do you think seals eat tog?   I would think they'd be easy pickings.

I bet being a fish that is always close to their cave that they escape most of the time.

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6 mins ago, MakoMike said:

Tog are faster than seals around the rocks. 

Ya, but regardless.... when they are around, fishing sucks.

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30 mins ago, bob_G said:

Do you think seals eat tog?   I would think they'd be easy pickings.

I am not sure if they will be that easy to catch with their slimed skins.

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1 hour ago, bob_G said:

Do you think seals eat tog?   I would think they'd be easy pickings.

I've seen a mink drag one(tog, not seal...) out of the canal. Catching tog shouldn't be too much of an issue for a speedy seal.

 

Probably not as easy as nailing potato chips (flounder) though 

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1 hour ago, young said:

Went out Saturday. Hooked one fish but lost it just before I was able to get a look. So skunked. 

So scattered bites?

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46 mins ago, rst3 said:

I've seen a mink drag one(tog, not seal...) out of the canal. Catching tog shouldn't be too much of an issue for a speedy seal.

 

Probably not as easy as nailing potato chips (flounder) though 

The reason I asked was, I was once told by a spear fisherman that togs are easy marks.  They essentially sleep among boulders, and almost allow themselves to be touched.

I would think seals would eat those like munchkins. 

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33 mins ago, bob_G said:

The reason I asked was, I was once told by a spear fisherman that togs are easy marks.  They essentially sleep among boulders, and almost allow themselves to be touched.

I would think seals would eat those like munchkins. 

Yes, they are right. My friend from Hawaii came to Boston to study 10+ years ago and I brought him to my favorite tog fishing spot. He asked me what he can spear and I just describe the big blackfish to him. After he came up first time he said there are many there, also some are bigger then 20" (and I was shocked). I told him the size and he went to town. We got our limit that day (fishing+ spearing). Later he asked about the stripers and I told him to only look and not touch them. He was amazed about the area that's full of life compare to Hawaii. 

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12 hours ago, bob_G said:

Do you think seals eat tog?   I would think they'd be easy pickings.

When I'm tog fishing, if a seal is in the area the bite pretty much shuts down. Every year we catch some tog (sea bass too) with pieces of their tail missing.

That could be from almost any predator but I suspect a lot is from seals.....

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1 hour ago, jason colby said:

When I'm tog fishing, if a seal is in the area the bite pretty much shuts down. Every year we catch some tog (sea bass too) with pieces of their tail missing.

That could be from almost any predator but I suspect a lot is from seals.....

Boofish!

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