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Old 06-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone gig rays? My friends and I shark fish and would love to take them off your hands for you, and kick you down a few bucks!!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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I gig them but they make to much of a mess in the boat to hold for someone.
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I gig them but they make to much of a mess in the boat to hold for someone.
Was wonderring why you gig rays?
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Geez, gigging rays just to feel them struggling and writhing on the end of the gig sounds real sportsmanlike to me? If you don't have any earthly use for them, why bother??

Just curious .........
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I hate killing just to kill. I have taken rays before to eat. i cut the wings off and the edges down to about 1/4 " (you can find a lot of videos on Youtube). Then I sprinkle them with a little crab boil and Tony Cachere's and wrap them in foil. cook on the grill for a few minutes basically steaming in the foil then open up the foil, flip over and cook a few more minutes. The skin will peel right off, but remember there it a cartilage in the middle of the meat, kind of like the bones on a flounder. Very tasty. Would also go good in a stuffing for flounder. The meat is very light tasting. I have also skinned the wings and fried the meat.

Rays eat a lot of the same foods that flounder eat, shrimp, baitfish, etc. I have seen lots of rays yet, passed, not wanting to kill just for killing.
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Rays make good strip bait for tipping jigs. Flounders love it and it's nearly impossible for the pinfish to knock it off. I stick three or four a year and keep them in the freezer.
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I gig them but they make to much of a mess in the boat to hold for someone.
Was wonderring why you gig rays?
I go with a few guys that like eat the rays, when I go with them they keep them. I will not put one in my boat.


You guys sure are fast to try and assume that I gig them for fun.
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Sorry, Wasn't trying to offend or claim that YOU were doing this. Just stating my opinion on killing for fun.

I just put them in the cooler with the flounder. They do get slimy though. Hose them off before cutting them.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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does anyone know if there is a bag or size limit on them
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