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USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 19:36
Totally did not expect this in the net; not fun. Leatherman to barb made it safer to get him outta the net.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/29/4u6yqusy.jpg

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happy seal
09-28-2012, 19:41
Too bad ya had to off him! Beautiful creature!

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 19:44
Too bad ya had to off him! Beautiful creature!

Yeah...sucks when they end up in a $110 cast net...

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el_jewapo
09-28-2012, 19:44
I expect a full report on taste and texture, as well as a wine recommendation.

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 19:48
I expect a full report on taste and texture, as well as a wine recommendation.

Guess you're gonna have to ask the sharks. :confused:

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frank4570
09-28-2012, 19:54
Bait ball? $110 cast net? I cast netted for bait in Texas. What is it you were doing? I'm not familiar with it.

uscgamecock
09-28-2012, 19:56
Shrimping

Rick C
09-28-2012, 19:59
Sadly, by catch

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:03
Shrimping

Yup. Shrimping over bait. Legal for 60 days here.

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napp32
09-28-2012, 20:06
Guess you're gonna have to ask the sharks. :confused:

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They make excellent tasting "scallops".

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:06
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/29/2y3eqydu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/29/damyvavy.jpg

Ended up overboard while pulling pulls. I think I stuck that one in a bit too well. I am sure the beers didn't help much, either.
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glock_19guy1983
09-28-2012, 20:07
Thats a big one. I wonder how they taste?

ETA Those are some are some nice looking shrimp too.

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:12
They make excellent tasting "scallops".







Thats a big one. I wonder how they taste?

Like fake scallops (if done properly).

I shoulda sliced his wings...I know. However, my focus was on shrimps. Next time...next time.

Sad to say, but I can't go a day with a rod and not at least catch a dozen, plus. Those I release unharmed (unless they engulf my high-dollar leader).

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Rick C
09-28-2012, 20:21
If rays take over your bottom fishing site, move on to another.

FPS
09-28-2012, 20:24
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/29/2y3eqydu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/29/damyvavy.jpg

Ended up overboard while pulling pulls. I think I stuck that one in a bit too well. I am sure the beers didn't help much, either.
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looks like fun. you could be shoveling snow. :supergrin:

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USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:26
If rays take over your bottom fishing site, move on to another.

And let them win? FWIW, we were not bottom fishing.

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concretefuzzynuts
09-28-2012, 20:30
They are a nuisance.

And yes, some people skin them and use a sharp round cookie cutter to make fake scallops but the texture and taste are different if you are familiar with sea scallops.

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:37
They are a nuisance.

And yes, some people skin them and use a sharp round cookie cutter to make fake scallops but the texture and taste are different if you are familiar with sea scallops.

Yankees would be easily tricked onto thinking they were "bay scallops". :)

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Rick C
09-28-2012, 20:42
And let them win? FWIW, we were not bottom fishing.

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Snag?

frank4570
09-28-2012, 20:50
So the "bait ball" is put in the water to attract the shrimp, then you net them? Dang, I never did that. It sounds awesome. What size net?

USMCsilver
09-28-2012, 20:53
So the "bait ball" is put in the water to attract the shrimp, then you net them? Dang, I never did that. It sounds awesome. What size net?

7' radius. 14' diameter if you can cast worth a ****. :)

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frank4570
09-28-2012, 21:09
7' radius. 14' diameter if you can cast worth a ****. :)

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I was never any good at the bigger nets. I was just never trained properly.
Now, the 3 footers I could sling like a bullet. I'd sprint across the shallow flats and get a bead on the mullet from their wakes and lead them by about 3 feet.
But the shrimp thing sounds a lot more relaxing. How deep?

napp32
09-28-2012, 21:17
They are a nuisance.

And yes, some people skin them and use a sharp round cookie cutter to make fake scallops but the texture and taste are different if you are familiar with sea scallops.

Yankees would be easily tricked onto thinking they were "bay scallops". :)

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I had a couple of buddies in HS that sold rays to a local restaurant in Florida that was pretty well known for their "bay scallops".

USMCsilver
09-29-2012, 07:01
But the shrimp thing sounds a lot more relaxing. How deep?

It is a lot of work. 5-9' deep.

I am sore, burnt, tired, and hungover.

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USMCsilver
09-29-2012, 13:45
Hmph. Didn't know TapaTalk used such small pictures...

Here's a better one of the ray:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YFVp8fZNy0Q/UGdOuU1pZyI/AAAAAAAAC0g/szInQyFUnpc/s921/2012-09-28_11-36-41_471.jpg

G29Reload
09-29-2012, 14:14
Yeah...sucks when they end up in a $110 cast net...

But priceless in a Steve Irwin. :whistling:

USMCsilver
09-29-2012, 19:01
But priceless in a Steve Irwin. :whistling:

Might be a tad too early, still...

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FullClip
09-29-2012, 20:19
A inch and a half gasket punch will make a skate into a whole bunch of scallops real quick. (and we sell them to southerners up here during tourist season)

But if you catch another fish.....you may want to get a different camera angle for the picture. Was thinking that you were talking about another type of bait balls from the looks of things in the one posted.:supergrin:

rednoved
09-29-2012, 20:57
You're thumbing those eyeholes pretty good huh.

USMCsilver
10-08-2012, 20:27
You're thumbing those eyeholes pretty good huh.

Not "eyeholes". Those are the intakes for the gills. See attached:

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/storage/animals/520x260/Cownose%20ray.jpg

Goin' again tomorrow! Lookin' forward to it. Hopefully no rays. Might try to fish for some sharks, though. Freezer is empty.

GVFlyer
10-08-2012, 20:46
Not "eyeholes". Those are the intakes for the gills. See attached:

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/storage/animals/520x260/Cownose%20ray.jpg

Goin' again tomorrow! Lookin' forward to it. Hopefully no rays. Might try to fish for some sharks, though. Freezer is empty.

Spiracles.

I hate rays. I used to gig for flounder at night with a Coleman lantern and a barbless gig in shallow back bays. I'd look for the reflection of the eyes then gig the critter.

Once I'd speared the flounder, my technique was to run my hand down the gig and stick my fingers in the flatfish's gills to bring him out of the water. More than once, I hauled up a very unhappy stingray.