Friday, October 4, 2013
I figured it would happen eventually. I was fishing with a topwater plug last night for White Bass at Saylorville Lake. I caught a Wiper, and about 6 White Bass in about an hour before it got too dark.
I had 3 seagulls attack my topwater plug. I managed to keep it away from the first two, but the 3rd one was quicker than I gave him credit for. Fortunately, he just had one hook in his beak.
I always pictured a seagull taking the lure, and trying to fly away with it...followed by an absolute mayhem of snapping beak, flapping wings, flying feathers, screeching calls.... Instead, it was actually pretty calm. I reeled the seagull in, and it just sat on the water right next to me (I was wading) while I took its picture, and got the pliers out and removed the hook. Then it flew away.