1 hour Mud Marlin

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  1. Tmaio123

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    I don't usually cut the sting rays tail off. They don't bug me when I catch one or two, but when I reach the double digit mark, I get frustrated. You're right, it's not right to cutoff their tails and make them a defenseless flying saucer. I'm just curious what they would be defenseless from. What fish/bird eats stingray?
     
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    No they have Tigers over there... leopards would probably be considered bait...
     
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    I meant Fiesta Island. (FI)
     
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    Oh

    Sharks. I’ve seen leopard sharks eat round rays.. I know soupfins will eat them too. The only thing that eats bat rays are orcas and juice great whites given the opportunity.
     
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    Any fish that you catch and kill is part of your bag limit and has to be a legal fish. Just because you use the fish for chum instead of eating it doesn't mean that it wasn't caught and killed. I'm sure the wardens wouldn't be happy if I kept a BSB but used it as shark bait instead of eating it.
     
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    Sharks, rays, etc, I dunno what the big deal is.. Cut up and chum ten rays every single day.. Zero difference in hookups the next day.. Do it 70 days in a row and I bet the donkeys show up..
     
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    There like trophies. LOL!
     
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    Great whites like sting rays.
     
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    It's also interesting to think about how a lot of the natural predators of stingrays are unfazed by their spines. I know that lots of Hammerheads are caught on the east coast with numerous stingray spines lodged in their throats, and I pulled what looked like a bat ray spine out of a sevengill I caught last month. It would be interesting to study the effects that spine removal have on the long-term survival of these animals.
     
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    Are you studying marine biology in college?
     
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    NICE. I plan to study atmospheric science next year in college.
     
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    If there's only one person in that contest, do they get first or last place?
     
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    Rays are good Eating..Had butterfly ray tacos tonight
     
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    What is the taste comparable to?
     
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    They sell some kind of ray wing at northgate. Always wanted to try it but I dont really trust there raw seafood handling skills there.
     
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    i wonder if anyone's used the little round rays as live bait for something big?
    rays are stubborn little ****ers, so id imagine that if you cut the tail off, put a hook on it, and threw it back in, youd have a lively, active bait thats also releasing blood into the water to attract predators. I'd give it a shot myself, but I only seem to pull up the thornbacks these days
     
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    Or how about the dad of some girl you are dating cutting your wee wee because you might.....
     
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