, Skates & Rays - Some are real powerhouses.
What is your local name for that species?
Where I once lived, it was almost impossible to not hook Mud Marlin ( a.k.a Bat Rays
) if you spent much time on the flats with a fly rod.
See: California Department of Fish & Game, Marine Region, Marine Sportfish Identification: Rays
is a word that might get some hackles up in certain locales. Some don’t understand that these fish are not the Manta’s that they may have swam amongst.
The bigger ones would put a real bow in a nine weight as they headed for another zip code. Just need to keep away from the business end of their stinger while releasing them. Some folks would keep them for table-fare.
Amazingly diverse world we live in, isn’t it.