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ccmanuals
10-04-2018, 10:12 AM
And witnessed something I have never seen before. About 3 miles out in the Gulf off Anclote Key (Tarpon Springs) we came upon virtually thousands of cow nose rays which appeared to be migrating south.

This is not my pic but it is identical to what we witnessed around the boat.

https://us-east-1.tchyn.io/snopes-production/uploads/images/photos/animals/graphics/ray1.jpg?resize=508,346

Was a slow fishing day. Small hammerhead (almost a baby) some small jacks and snapper.

John of Phoenix
10-04-2018, 10:18 AM
Nature is fascinating.

I went SCUBA diving in Florida into a cave inhabited by hundreds of thousands of eels that annually migrated into the Gulf to mate then back into the cave to give birth.

SKIP KILPATRICK
10-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Awesome! I've seen schools of them in the Chesapeake.

Poor guys get a bum rap! https://insider.si.edu/2016/04/cownose-rays-aquitted-not-guilty-decimating-chesapeake-oysters/

ccmanuals
10-04-2018, 11:55 AM
I was blown away by the sheer numbers of.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-04-2018, 11:59 AM
Must be a cold Winter coming.

ccmanuals
10-04-2018, 12:01 PM
My understanding is they migrate twice a year

SKIP KILPATRICK
10-04-2018, 12:07 PM
What did you catch?

ccmanuals
10-04-2018, 12:38 PM
What did you catch?

See 1st post

amish rob
10-04-2018, 12:41 PM
Argh! We’re motoring through a screen saver! :D

That must have been something. I love those overwhelming moments of nature, especially migratory examples.

Bernd Heinrich wrote an interesting book about migrations called The Homing Instinct.

Peace,
Robert

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Fishing in Lake Erie is excellent right now.
Catching Walleye, Jumbo Yellow Perch and Large Blue Back Catfish.
Fishing up here is seasonal and this is the best time of year.

David W Pratt
10-04-2018, 02:51 PM
Impressive, looks like it was literally

Garret
10-04-2018, 03:04 PM
Looks like hundreds (thousands?) of kids are standing on the bottom flying kites.

Thanks for the pic!

sharpiefan
10-04-2018, 03:44 PM
Fried wings! Yum! :)

Old Dryfoot
10-04-2018, 06:22 PM
Fishing in Lake Erie is excellent right now.
Catching Walleye, Jumbo Yellow Perch and Large Blue Back Catfish.
Fishing up here is seasonal and this is the best time of year.

I miss catching walleye.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-04-2018, 08:39 PM
I miss catching walleye.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stMksf0ztLc

Paul Pless
10-04-2018, 08:44 PM
I miss fishing for snapper in the gulf.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZJPr0NgUA

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Thanks for that Paul.