That's the best thing I've found. Big eggs landing near them as they surface works for fewer and fewer these days. The jacklegs that feed em need to be fed to the sharks.Aside from blasting a few rounds in the water, what tactics do yall use to scare flipper away when he's hungry?
Nope, talking about flipper stealing the mingos off our lines before you can crank them up, and then following you to your next spot as well. Thieving bastards make it impossible to fish anywhere when the hungry ones show up. That's why I'm asking for methods to scare them off.Move spots! If you keep feeding them released snapper they aren't going to leave and they aren't going to stop. Just move on to one of the other thousands of fishing spots. I've heard that turning off engines and fish finders and stopping fishing for 10-20 mins can cause them to lose interest, but I can be fishing a new dolphin free spot just that quickly. Plus look at the MMPA fines and it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
It IS illegal to harass marine life like dolphins(porpoise) and manatees.I'm not moving out of my house if a bear's eating dog food off my front porch and I'm sure as heck not burning gas and moving off a spot just to accommodate a stinking porpoise (and yes, I know they are not technically porpoises). There are ways to repel them without killing 'em and discharging a firearm offshore is perfectly legal. They've learned the drill in a lot of places and will eat grouper and snapper off the hook in a flash and unless you run several miles, they'll follow you and do it all over again.
Yeah the regulation also says you must not get within 50 yards of them, kindve hard to do that when they follow you around stealing fish from your lines...hence the need for a deterrent. Also, i dont see all these dolphin cruise boats that make a fortune off of it, maintaining a 50 yard separation...they pull right up on em!