Monster Butterfly Ray

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  1. Bassnbeans

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    Ended up going to the east shore of Fiesta Island yesterday as necessitated by the Mrs. insisting on a fire pit and taking the dog.

    Hoping for leopard sharks or bat rays, but we ended up hooking up on one hell of a butterfly ray. Hooked up from shore, but my son insisted on fighting him from the kayak. I guess he wanted the old Nantucket sleigh ride! 25 minutes later the boys managed to bring the beast in. 42 inches and must have weighed at least 40#!

    Caught on a MH 8.5 foot rod and Piscifun Chaos 40 reel. 30# braid with a 25# flourish leader on a little chunk of sardine.
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    Cheers! Tight lines!
     
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    That’s yuuge!
     
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    What a tank! Still have your money.... don’t ya want it?
     
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    Awww! I should have thought to hit you up! Thanks for remembering. Shore pounders done already? Maybe put it on red for me next time you’re in Vegas. LOL! I’ll get back to you.
     
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    Haha I’ll be waiting
     
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    cool
     
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    This is so cool! I have been looking for cool ray spots and FI looks like a great place to set a chair out!
     
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    What a beast.. great stuff
     
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