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Awesome Light Tackle Shore Cast Pier Battle! #13676073 08/21/20 09:57 PM
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The day before i hit a GT at this same spot. It dove under the pier and the line got wrapped & snapped. I dove in with my net and nail clipper & got the GT. The net handle broke trying to push the fish back onto the pier so i had to walk it in. My best fight ever! My video unit "conched" out. I was crying latter, must've been the water. That day i also fought 2 large rays and 13 smaller Jack Trevally feeding on sardines. My very best day ever with no videos. So today i dug out my older Contour 1080p HD video camera. Resolution was ok, not the highest for computer watchers but it seems IOS watchers are 2 to 1 on my videos so it really didn't matter.

Had rolling thunderstorms all day, which is why it's very dark. Water was like liquid mud from all the water run-offs. Still i stuck it out. Had this HUGE take-down hit. The amazing part was i was watching the rod tip moments before it happen. The crab "sensed" the predator since the visability was maybe a foot. It started pulling against the rod tip. Then the tip "jerked" when it was swallowed. The following steady pull turned into a screaming run when the Eagle Ray felt the sting of the hook. Times like this i was blessed to accurately interpret a scene that i can't watch by reading the signs. The Eagle Ray imposed a self C&R.



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Re: Awesome Light Tackle Shore Cast Pier Battle! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13676192 08/21/20 11:50 PM
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Fight of a Lifetime. Awesome video. You Sir are living the dream! thumb


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Re: Awesome Light Tackle Shore Cast Pier Battle! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13677047 08/22/20 08:14 PM
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I have caught many rays along the Texas coast and enjoy their fighting ability. Never would consider 8 pound line though. lol Great job getting all the fight .

Re: Awesome Light Tackle Shore Cast Pier Battle! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13677577 08/23/20 01:02 PM
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I have never caught a Stingray before. Looked like a blast. Enjoyed the video. woot

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