A Big Old Stingray That Just Couldn’t Get Away
(St. Louis, MO, US)
Me Fighting The Stingray
I was out swimming in the ocean in Gulf Shores, Alabama on a very hot, summer vacation day, and decided I'll just cast a line out there with a piece of squid on it. I'm about 20 feet out there in the water and cast it, and let it sit in the water.
About 15 minutes later I started to reel line in for another cast, and there was a lot of slack on it (due to all of the waves dragging my line towards me), and all of the sudden my line started squealing. I came running out of the water in fear that it was a shark.
And it was pretty amazing pulling him up there and knowing that this beast stingray was what I had fought for over a half hour. After I had pulled him in and taken a few pictures I had to cut the line because the stinger was about three foot long and flopping all over the place.
By the end of all my hard work, I had about 100 people crowded around me. This is something that I probably will never experience again!Jason's Response:
Hi Ben,Congratulations on getting Third Place
in the 2011 Fishing Photo and Story Contest
. Your pictures look cool and your story sounds exciting! Thank you for sharing your fishing experience with catching that stingray... it sounds like all those people watching were in awe too. Nice job!Cheers to The Stingray That Just Couldn't Get Away!