I grew up on the west coast in northern California and southern Oregon working on family owned commercail fishing boats and have seen sea lions follow boats taking salmon off the lines only eating the mid section out of the fish and then getting another and doing the same, They are as wasteful as people. I have seen sea lions several miles up undamed rivers feeding on salmon. A person can just about walk across the backs of sealions on Klamath, Ell and mad rivers when the salmon are running. We never had any problem with sealions when we were fishing for bottom fish.
Edited by DGF (04/08/09 04:18 AM)
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