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Fishing for Gaspereaux

 
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Jun 29, 2016 09:10 |  #1

Gaspereaux are 12-15" schooling fish that come upriver every June to spawn. Coincidentally, the baby eagles hatch in June. This brings numbers of eagles to the shallows just about a km or two upriver from my home. The eagles tend not to swoop and grab, they wait until low tide and land in the shallow water. There are so many fish they have a hard time deciding which one to grab. It can be frustrating watching them look left, and right, and between their legs, for 15 minutes before they make the decision to grab a fish and chow down.
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5. This ain't no gaspereau, this guy got an Atlantic Salmon.

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Jun 29, 2016 09:15 |  #2

Interesting and WELL DONE!




  
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Jun 29, 2016 09:20 |  #3

Very interesting. Wish I could make a trip up North. Well done, Ian.


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Jun 29, 2016 09:23 |  #4

You sure do live in a great area Ian! Guess the Eagles just want to pick the biggest or best one!


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Jun 29, 2016 09:31 |  #5

JimLittle wrote in post #18053175 (external link)
Interesting and WELL DONE!

Thanks very much Jim, much appreciated.

ldn323 wrote in post #18053180 (external link)
Very interesting. Wish I could make a trip up North. Well done, Ian.

Thks Linh, it makes June an interesting month.

SJC from VT wrote in post #18053182 (external link)
You sure do live in a great area Ian! Guess the Eagles just want to pick the biggest or best one!

LOL Sandy, the local salmon fishermen are crying foul. Millions of gaspereaux to pick from and they have to grab the salmon :p .


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Jun 29, 2016 11:21 |  #6

What a great opportunity, Ian; well done. At 12-15", I'd be tempted to wade out there with a dip-net myself. :lol:


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Jun 29, 2016 11:26 |  #7

CDMOOSE wrote in post #18053278 (external link)
What a great opportunity, Ian; well done. At 12-15", I'd be tempted to wade out there with a dip-net myself. :lol:

Ha, been there, done that as a kid, Al, with a butterfly net. My aunt begrudgingly cooked them up for me saying they're very bony (true) and would taste muddy because they roil up the water so much. I ate them and don't recall that part but locals generally don't eat them. Lobster fishermen catch them in huge nets and use them for lobster bait.


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Jun 29, 2016 11:28 |  #8

Outstanding set, Ian. I can only imagine how neat that must be to witness.

Maybe someday.... :)


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Jun 29, 2016 14:40 |  #9

Stunning shots that most of us will never see. Great captures.
Thank you for sharing.




  
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Jun 29, 2016 16:47 |  #10

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18053285 (external link)
Outstanding set, Ian. I can only imagine how neat that must be to witness.
Maybe someday.... :)

Harryboy wrote in post #18053433 (external link)
Stunning shots that most of us will never see. Great captures.
Thank you for sharing.

Thanks for the kind comments guys. Got some more today, possibly some of my best eagle pics ever. Conflict at the old fishing hole. Will post later tonight or tomorrow.


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Jun 29, 2016 20:45 |  #11

Awesome series with fantastic detail!


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Jun 30, 2016 01:48 |  #12

Well done Ian.


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Jul 01, 2016 17:20 |  #13

butterfly2937 wrote in post #18053690 (external link)
Awesome series with fantastic detail!

Thanks very much Carol.

Red Dexs wrote in post #18053917 (external link)
Well done Ian.

Thanks very much Red!


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