I must have been fortunate last september since I did not get sealed once.... But then again I was usually fishing in the deeper waters... This year I've spent more time in the sub 200 ft contour. Have hooked up a few nice fish but have lost a fish on each of my last 3 outtings to Sandheads... It's like they take sentry duty a various "stations" along the shallows waiting for a sucker like myself.... Today was the 3rd time in a row where I've been out and a seal has stolen my prize.... and all the fish are nice fat nooks... They seem to leave alone the jacks and smaller fish.. when the damn seal took my fish today, I was determined to go after it. Chased it down for almost 30 mins and wasnt' getting anywhere... He kept on diving under and spooled line and I'd have to chase him again. The thought of cutting my line early in the battle was there but there comes a time when a man can only be pick pocketed by a seal so many times until he says enough is enough. Eventually he pulled away and had my main line wrapped around my other rods which were still in the rod holder on the opposite side of the stern and I had enough and cut my line. How long will you guys fight a seal for before you give up? Already hard enough pulling in a 20 lb fish but add another 100 pound seal ontop of that and what's a man supposed to do? Wish we could use non lethal means to get them the hell away from our fish.. anyone have consistent success getting your fish back or is it a lost battle?