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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by 7-Point, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    I caught this one in Delaware off a jetty. Anyone know a species name? Or at least what you call them? It was 36 inches wide.
     

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  2. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    another pic
     

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  3. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    one more
     

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  4. Only know to be damn careful with them.There is no known cure for any rays venom when stung and they raise there stinger like a scorpion to sting you.
     
  5. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Manta Ray...
     
  6. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    could it be a cownose ray? it looks like the same...
    google pic...
     

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  7. K.N Fish Taxidermy

    K.N Fish Taxidermy Kenneth Newton Phone#804-867-7736

    Looks like a Bat Ray. I caught a huge one last year.
    http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/images/olc/bat_ray.jpg
     
  8. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    7point a lot of cow nose rays in the bay this year...sure looks like one.......I'm heading down Monday to catch some fish to bring back and work on....what else was biting there??
     
  9. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    It actually may be a skate 7pt.. Did it have stinging Spines on it's tail ? Rays have spines , Skates don't.
     
  10. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    I'm not sure extreme angler. It had a tail just like the cownose. Long and smooth except the barb at the top. and hodx, we were in Delaware right above Ocean City, MD. There were lots of snapper blues, a couple nice stripers, lots of rays, and several flounder if you could pick em up. We fished the Indian River Inlet in Delaware and the Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City, MD. Overall fishing was decent. I know one thing, rays or skates are pains in the butts when you trying to keep them off your hook, because if you hook one, lots of time your line snaps, but they are one very very fun fight.
     
  11. bigtime

    bigtime New Member

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    cownose no doubt about it
     
  12. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    yea i'm pretty sure it is a cownose. it just matches it
     
  13. That barb at the top is the stinger.Thats what a guy has to watch out for. They were fishing them last night on River Monsters.Some of the rays can live in fresh water to from my understanding.
     
  14. FishWorks

    FishWorks New Member

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    7 point. it is a Cow Nose Ray. very common in the mid Atlantic. extreme angler. rays have pointed wings, and skates wings are rounded. also, both skates and rays both carry barbs. rays are smooth skinned and skates have a sand paper texture to their skin
     
  15. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    Thanks all. And mtnwizzard I will definitely be careful of the barb. I probably could've just cut my leader and let the hook in it but dumb me wanted my gear back so we took it out. Thanks all for the info and if I ever catch another I will just cut my leader.