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Went out yesterday with intentions on fishing but the winds picked up and rain bands creeped in quickly. As I was cruising around looking for spots I entered a shallow bay I know well. From a distance I saw something that looked like waves lapping over oyster beds and this Is a shallow bay but its high tide so oyster beds wouldn't be showing. As I got closer it appeared to be hundreds of tails out of the water so I was getting excited thinking redfish tailing galore.............again high tide not redfish tailing Aw Poo :( OK I have seen schools of rays before but man I have never seen such a large gathering of rays. They must have pushed bait into this bay and had it trapped because they were rays as far as I could see, must have been thousands. National Geographic stuff here.

https://youtu.be/dp-cRqq20mE
 

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Bat Rays? I've seen schools acres big in the ocean before. Never inside though! They normally (that I've noticed) make a showing when Cobia are here. But maybe that's the only time I notice them, due to cobe hunting. Awesome vid!!
 

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Wish I woulda had my underwater case with me.
 

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They must have pushed bait into this bay and had it trapped because they were rays as far as I could see, must have been thousands. National Geographic stuff here.


https://youtu.be/dp-cRqq20mE

Most likely the rays were the bait and some large sharks had pushed them into that area for easy munching. I seen a mass of rays in Tampa bay being destroyed by huge bull sharks, they looked just like that really tight and causing a weird disturbance on the water.
 

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never seen them stacked up like that!
 

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I was going over the white oak in swansboro saturday at low tide and thought it was redfish, so i slammed on brakes and grabbed a surf rod with a bottom rig and a inshore rod with a popping cork and ran down to the water casting like **** at this school of what i thought was reds intil i foul hooked one around 40lbs. Took me for a ride for sure but i was extremely disappointed that It wasnt redfish.
 

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Thanks for the vid Tim. Man that's a lot of rays ..... amazing!
 
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