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Loup
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An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
Dont worry about why my speed craw was 20 ft high in a cypress tree. It had looped over a branch and I was clearing a backlash. I was reeling it up to flip it over then limb and an owl appeared out of nowhere. I yanked and it barely missed it. it perched on a limb and gave me this look



Pretty cool to see. Idk what I would have done had it gotten hooked. Screamed I reckon.


PillageUrVillage
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
Had a hawk swoop down and pick my chug bug straight up out of the water in Two O’clock Bayou one time. Thank God he didn’t catch any of the treble hooks. Wasn’t sure what I wouldn’t done if I had to reel in and un-hook a big arse hawk.


BFIV
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
I had a seagull catch a crankbait in midair on Tellico Lake in Tennessee once. Reeled him in, removed the hooks, and turned it loose.


farad
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
had a big owl swoop down on my whopper plopper from behind it coming straight at me...
got it in just in time and he almost hit me in the face pulling up...



I ducked...


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Mister Bigfish
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
I have hooked quite a few birds. First time was the most memorable. I was surf fishing on Grand Isle with my father in law. We were having a great morning catching. I spot a huge slick with birds diving and fish hitting and it’s coming straight for me. We cast and start catching right away. Well a bunch of pelicans decided they wanted in on the action. I made a long cast at the slick as it was drifting and a huge arse pelican swooped under my line whilst diving for a fish. He got all wrapped up on my braid.

So I reel this big bastard in and man o man was he pissed. I never really noticed before but I learned then that Pelicans have a big arse downward hook at the end of their beaks. He was trying to bite the shite out of us. Now, mind you that the fish are still biting and we are standing in waist deep water trying to hurry up so we can get back to catching fish while the feeding frenzy was on. The thing keeps lunging for us. I had to distract it to get it to lunge, father in law was able to grab his beak. So he had the head then the thing starts thrashing around and kicking. I grabbed the feet. If someone had a camera it would have been quite the site to behold. A guy about killed himself laughing on the beach. We were eventually able to clip the line and pull string loose. Finished with a limit of trout.


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TheLSUriot
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
I've had a brown owl get caught just like that. It was a crawfish tube instead of a speedcraw stuck in a cypress. Brought it into the boat and all hell broke loose. Got it untangled and flying away finally. Really cool bird to see up close like that but I'm in no hurry to do that again.


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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
Buddy of mine and I found a stunned owl in the middle of the road one night, we picked it up and after a few minutes it recovered and nearly killed us both.

We had to bail out of the truck and let him have it


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Loup
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Member since Apr 2019
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
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in Two O’clock Bayou


I was there a few weeks back and had to get a lil heron out of a fish trap somebody had left on the bank. That suckers beak was like a dagger.


runningdog
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Dawg Nation
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
I’ve snagged a couple of bats fishing while fly fishing a late evening hatch.


LSUA 75
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Colfax,La.
Member since Jan 2019
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
Once I was casting a Snag-Proof frog in the edge of some water hyanciths,big bullfrog jumped on it and wrapped his front legs around it.He held on until I reeled him up almost to the tip of my rod,I couldn’t figure out if he was hungry or horny.


go_tigres
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re: An owl tried to steel my speed craw today
A kid in my neighborhood caught a bullfrog on a frog plastic. Damndest thing I’ve ever seen. It launched after the bait


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