chitala383

Cow Nose Ray

82 posts in this topic

With the abundance of cow nose rays in our waters during the summer the thought had crossed my mind about keeping one. I did some reading and watching on YouTube about them and they seem to have a decent rep. Most seem to compare them to tuna. Does anyone here have any experience with preparing them? If I were to keep one what is the best method to dispatch them quickly? Most of the videos I've watched just show people chopping the wings off of one while still alive. I'd rather kill it quickly instead of it suffer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cut your line and save your gear lol.

 

I actually caught one several years back that did NOT run.  It just kinda of buried itself and a tug o war ensued.  I almost cut my line thinking I was snagged before it slowly started to come towards me.  So I continued shocked as hell that it was a cow nose and it didn't run. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Killed a Southern Ray last year .. three of us ate it lighty fried. Damn it was Good!

i will be killing a cownose when I catch one about 18-24 inches across.

As far as dispatching it... it's up to you. Knife through the head or club it. 

IMG_0337.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, chitala383 said:

With the abundance of cow nose rays in our waters during the summer the thought had crossed my mind about keeping one. I did some reading and watching on YouTube about them and they seem to have a decent rep. Most seem to compare them to tuna. Does anyone here have any experience with preparing them? If I were to keep one what is the best method to dispatch them quickly? Most of the videos I've watched just show people chopping the wings off of one while still alive. I'd rather kill it quickly instead of it suffer.

gaff to the head

 

I'm planning on keeping one if I can hook up this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watched a Jacques Pépin  show where he cooks one and repeatedly mentions how much he and his wife love them. I'm sure you could find it on line. I am curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 mins ago, MitchellNJ said:

gaff to the head

 

I'm planning on keeping one if I can hook up this year.

They back bays of sea isle, Avalon and oc is filthy with them....the beach front as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

*

Edited by TimS
You’ve been here long enough to know that kind of language will result in your removal - consider this your warning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

6 hours ago, lureman said:

*

Don't need C&R noise when someone is obviously asking how to dispatch a fish quickly

Edited by TimS
quote edited

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

12 mins ago, MitchellNJ said:

Don't need C&R noise when someone is obviously asking how to dispatch a fish quickly

catch and release...quickly take out hook or hooks,,, release fish.. i am a fan of C+R,,, you got ur opinions , i got mine...

Edited by lureman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 min ago, lureman said:

catch and release...quickly take out hook or hooks,,, release fish..

I guess the idea of dispatching a fish is lost. What it means is to kill it for the purpose of consumption just like the OP stated he would like to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, MitchellNJ said:

I guess the idea of dispatching a fish is lost. What it means is to kill it for the purpose of consumption just like the OP stated he would like to do.

yes Mitchell, you are correct....i am done....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 mins ago, lureman said:

catch and release...quickly take out hook or hooks,,, release fish.. i am a fan of C+R,,, you got ur opinions , i got mine...

 

Wrong thread.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.