They only wanted to catch some striped bass.
“This was the third bald eagle we’d seen that morning,” said guide Bubba Sorensen. “He picked up that shad with its talon. The hook didn’t get in him but the line wrapped around his leg.”
Mike Freeman, an attorney with law firm Balch and Bingham, said the eagle tried in vain to fly away.
“It just yanked him out of the sky,” Freeman said.
As Freeman’s son searched Google on his phone to find suggestions for what to do, Freeman’s daughter and son also shot videos and pictures of the struggling bird.