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Surf fishing fun, BIG rays!

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I took a long time fishing buddy of mine to the shore for some big fish surf fishing.  He has NEVER seen a fish caught off the surf, lol!  His first fish was a beautiful huge butterfly ray.  Afterwards, the night was nonstop action with some big toothy critters (pics not allowed, haha).  The morning brought some roughtail stingrays into the area.  I landed a large one but lost a 2 hour battle to A giant ray that was estimated at well over 200#!  After endless runs, surface explosions, and drag screams i lost the battle to this monster to a snapped line.  I was physically exhausted but what an experience.  It was great to see a lifelong freshwater fisherman introduced into the world of saltwater.  We seen endless dolphins, a school of brown sharks explode on a school of bunker just 10 yards off shore, ospreys diving for bunker, etc.  Great day!

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Wow.  Welcome to the Salt Life!!!  Beautiful creatures.

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So cool to see Ronnie. Well done! :up:

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What is all about . Test on endurance and tackle .

doesnt matter what’s on the other end 

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Rays are hard, steady fighters. I remember foul hooking one in the tip of the wing and it was a big struggle. 

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Some big ass rays. They must felt like pulling F150
I remember the thread where we learned it is illegal to take shark pics:shock:

Congrats !!

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Nice rays!  I remember well when we started seeing a lot of cow nosed rays showing up and some of the striper guys were getting spooled by them but thinking they just lost a world record striped bass.  :) 

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