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I saw something I would have never thought possible- a 7 foot manatee cruised right along the rocks headin in....I almost hooked it (by accident of course)...Afterward, I heard it has been seen a couple times before...Earlier in the week someone said they saw a whale inside the basin area......I figured it had to be a dolphin, but now I would imagine it was the cow.


Far as fishing goes.....fished this AM before work and caught a couple small flounder (15-16") saw 1 nice taylor, and alot of grass.
 

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That could have been my brother-in-law. Whiskers, short arms, and a weight problem. We try to keep him out of the inlet but he likes to scratch his back on the rocks.
During the last ten years or so there has been a manatee that has migrated North up through the Chesapeake and one year ended up past NY if I remember correctly. The first year he meandered up the coast, the tree huggers got nervous, captured him in the upper bay area, and sent him back to Fla. Since then, they just monitor him and he makes it back and forth each year. (presuming it is the same one) Granpa
 

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Granpafish has the story correct. The year of his first arrival he was sighted at the rocks on the causeway at Point Lookout. He was also sighted there two years ago!
 

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manatee [ there was one up as far as the 95 bridge on the JAMES RIVER last year or the year before if i lyin i dyin:cool:
 

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That's nuts,

I didn't think they came up this far. if you ever saw one swim, coming from Fl. he must have left home about two years ago. ha ha.
 

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Yep! One made it up to the fall line here in Richmond last year.

A VCU professor out on a walk with his students called it a giant catfish! I think he lost all his cred with them after that. Word last year was the drought or global warming was pushing them north in search of cooler water and vegetation. I guess this year blew that theory.
 

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dam did ya see the head on that sucker:eek: manatee look like a catfish [haha] that professor was lookn at somtn else when he made that call:D
 
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