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Re: Fish collisions

Postby BWD » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:58 pm

I have hit mullet, rays, baby stripers, plastic bagfish. Rays and bags knocked me off.
Luckily did not hit the 8 foot-ish ray swimming under me and jumping nearby in the bahamas a couple years ago.

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby zerogee_ca » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:15 am

All foilers on Lake Winnipeg have multiple Carp strikes every session during spawning season. Some strikes are glancing blows while others stop you dead and sends the rider over the bars.

Carp are an armored prehistoric looking invasive species that nothing wants to eat. Other animals will only eat the eyeballs and assholes. 🤢🤣

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby BWD » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 am

How uncouth, how dare they!? Animals!

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby plummet » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am

It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
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Re: Fish collisions

Postby Janus » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:16 am

I've hit some Carps on my local spot.. some light blows to full stops.. never saw a dead carps afterwards...(we don't eat carps in the Netherlands)
There is commercial fishing on my local spot.. I 've got the idea that I'm not really appriciated by the local commercial carp fish operator and his clients.. :lol:

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby juandesooka » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:06 pm

plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
The famous photo from years back ... would be great to bring back a salmon for dinner. Though kitefoiling the rivermouth while they are waiting to spawn would be frowned on massively, as you'd probably kill a whole bunch inadvertently.

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby plummet » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:18 pm

juandesooka wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:06 pm
plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
The famous photo from years back ... would be great to bring back a salmon for dinner. Though kitefoiling the rivermouth while they are waiting to spawn would be frowned on massively, as you'd probably kill a whole bunch inadvertently.

Image
Awesome

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby nherbold » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:55 pm

juandesooka wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:06 pm
plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
The famous photo from years back ... would be great to bring back a salmon for dinner. Though kitefoiling the rivermouth while they are waiting to spawn would be frowned on massively, as you'd probably kill a whole bunch inadvertently.

Image
Was this Sherman Island (CA) back around 2004/2005?

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby fluidity » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:55 am

I saw a small ray today and a couple of times it felt like I had hit weed or something but then I noticed in the harbour channel that crossing current directions I could feel a bit of a shudder through the board.

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby SonnyRider » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:47 pm

dave1986 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:01 pm
Just checked your profile and we ride at the same spot :thumb:
lol

Unfortunately not been riding since the end of Sept. :cry:


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