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    After seeing a couple of seals up close and personal this fall I was wondering what kind of seal species they actually are? Any sealions seen in the river? Heard from various sources that these river seals don't spend the night there but move out to Cook Inlet once night falls. Is that true? Or do they pull out on some island or something to rest? Seems to be a very long journey to do in a single day, like Cook Inlet to Skilak Lake round trip. Just wondering.

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    They are harbor seals
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    they need to be exterminated before some knucklehead thinks they need protected, then its too late





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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    they need to be exterminated before some knucklehead thinks they need protected, then its too late
    dude really? they have thier place in the world....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    they have thier place in the world....
    So do we bro....to control the predators





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    SAFETY ALERT

    Watch out for the rabid harbor seals in the Kenai, they've been pretty feisty lately.


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    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    So do we bro....to control the predators
    Some would argue we're the problem......?

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    I have seen them up to 11:00 PM fishing right along where I dip out of a boat. They are pretty fast swimmers but I don't know if they head back out to the salt every day.
    If a dipnetter dips a fish and there is no one around to see/hear it, Did he really dip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    SAFETY ALERT

    Watch out for the rabid harbor seals in the Kenai, they've been pretty feisty lately.


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    Man they will come right up to your boat and try and snagg the fish right out of your hand! No joke!

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    The ones up near the Upper Killey, definitely do not head downstream every night.
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    They may be fast, but I know whats faster! I heard they have high lead content and it can cause a bad reaction. Just remember the three S's!!!!!

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    I read a book from the 1920s that mentioned seals wintering over in the interior of Canada - avoiding freeze by staying where there was moving water ; Book was called Arctic Prairies.

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    We saw and took a pic of a seal at the outlet of upper Kenai River where it enters Skilak lake mid September this year. Seen them way up the Big Sue also.

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    The seals definitely stay in the river overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    SAFETY ALERT

    Watch out for the rabid harbor seals in the Kenai, they've been pretty feisty lately.


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    yung tender tender meat. better take out moomy 1st

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    I hate those **** things too. Every time i fished the middle this fall i saw them all day fishing all the way up to the skilak lake outlet. You know they are in there eating all the rainbows too

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    Not cool when they are the ones eating up all the fish...

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    I find it hard to believe that a handful of seals are a problem on the Kenai River and should be "exterminated" when there are miles of drift and set nets, thousands of dip netters, thousands of sport fishermen, and habitat degradation because of a rapidly growing human population and development.

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    I'm waiting for an unsuspecting seal to pop up next to hungry brownie. That's a video I'd like to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stellar Jay View Post
    I find it hard to believe that a handful of seals are a problem on the Kenai River and should be "exterminated"
    You better believe it because they'll take over the joint. You can bet your birkenstocks on it!





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