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Zafisher  @ZAFisher posted this in another thread, didn’t want to derail that one but think this fish is worthy of more information. Z what was the estimated size, the head looks enormous? More info please . And no discussion if this fish is in or out of the water as it’s clearly 50%.

 

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Angler is a good friend of mine - he is at skill level Ninja when it comes to targeting enormous fish

It's a Short Tailed Stingray.

Weight estimate is 500lb (based on measurements taken - there is an App called fishweights for those interested

Fish was taken from shore; bait was cast, not kayaked out

Reel: Makaira 30000 (was one of the 1st samples sent out for testing here in SA)

Rod: 14'6" 6-8oz Makaira. .

It was indeed lipped.

It was not flipped over to make getting the hook out easier (never flip a ray over, esp at this size as their weight can crush internal organs and never stick your fingers in a ray's spiracles

 

 

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5 hours ago, ZAFisher said:

 

Angler is a good friend of mine - he is at skill level Ninja when it comes to targeting enormous fish

It's a Short Tailed Stingray.

Weight estimate is 500lb (based on measurements taken - there is an App called fishweights for those interested

Fish was taken from shore; bait was cast, not kayaked out

Reel: Makaira 30000 (was one of the 1st samples sent out for testing here in SA)

Rod: 14'6" 6-8oz Makaira. .

It was indeed lipped.

It was not flipped over to make getting the hook out easier (never flip a ray over, esp at this size as their weight can crush internal organs and never stick your fingers in a ray's spiracles

 

 

I had no idea that you should not flip them over.  We do it here on Long Island all the time.  They always swim away looking strong but I hope I haven't hurt any along the way.  The largest ones I've caught were about 100 lbs.  Very small by comparison.

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27 mins ago, Wire For Fire said:

Dam y’all got monsters over there .. 

 

my personal best one landed . We guessed over 200 . 

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Pretty big one too.  Where was that?

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