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Hey guys,

Had a great time tonight even though the winds were killing me at times.

Anyway, I was fishing on Wading River beach, about 1 mile east of the Town of Riverhead Wading River beach(just got my ********'s 4WD fixed so had to head out to the beach). I was soaking bunker chunks that were pretty big, wanted something big and something to keep the **** sea robbins that have plaqued the area away. I was getting the bunker out at I'd say around 150'. I HAD 30lb monofilament, with 3' of 60lb test leader, with a 7/0 octopus.

I was getting nothing for an hour, and then my rod got a little hit, then another, then it just bent and the drag went crazy(I had it set at 15lbs).

No matter how hard I tried, I could not gain any ground on whatever was on the line. I set the drag about 1 turn tighter which I figure should be around 20-25lb, but the reel kept letting line out and my pole was bending tremendously. Anyway, 220 yards later my line was gone, and I cut it away.

I have a Penn 9500SS and a Penn Power Stick(11'). It took the fish about 25 minutes to run my line out and it wasn't doing anything to stop.

I didn't know there were fish in the sound that can do that, and it didn't feel like a striper or a blue.

I thought I'd be pissed off since it did run my line out, but it was fun in a way, just frustrating that I couldn't have seen what it was.

I'll live for another day, so will it, but not if I can get it again!

What the **** could it be?
 

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Thanks for the reply Jaiem, the owner of the bait and tackle shop I go to said it could have been a huge skate, but I like the idea that there could SOMEWHERE be an existant 125# striper out there.... Only in our dreams!
 

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IBEW,

The 3 bait and tackle stores I went to today all said LARGE stingray or enormous striper(but they all said I wish after the striper..LOL). Did he know what type of shark it was? That sounds pretty large to be in the sound.

Tight lines

Joe
 

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Well...

There are 2 types of skates that inhabit the sound, one is the Thorny Skate (Grows to 39"), I've caught many of them in the sound this year. The other skate is the Barndoor Skate, can grow up to 56". If it were on the south shore and the summer, there have been known reports of manta rays, which can grow up to 10ft from wing tip to wing tip. Well, if anyone catches some sort of marine animal with 220+ yards of line, please let me know what it was!

~Joe
 
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