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Giant Cape Cod Stingray (caught on video!)

Ryan Collins

Did you know that the largest stingray in the Atlantic Ocean (the roughtail stingray) can grow to be 800lbs, and hunts along the beaches of Cape Cod during the night?

Roughtail stingrays will often bury themselves in bottom sediment. They are opportunistic predators that feed on a variety of bony fish and invertebrates. 

During the night on Cape Cod it is not unusual for these massive stingrays to come within 20-30 yards of the shoreline, in as shallow as 3-4 feet of water!

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Giant Cape Cod Stingray
Caught On Video!

Last week on the evening of September 5th I met up with My Fishing Cape Cod member John Malloy and his friends Chris, Sean, Connor and Kevin, to do a little brown shark fishing from shore.

At around 8:30pm the bait we were fishing a mere 30 yards from shore was picked up. The fish started running and we instantly knew we were hooked up to something huge!

We all settled in for what would end up being a battle that lasted 3 hours. Towards the end of the fight we resorted to using John's skiff in an effort to chase down and subdue the massive ray. 

I would personally get up close and personal with the big fish. It was a sight and experience I'll never forget!

I had a lot of fun during this trip by utilizing a drone and various Go Pro cameras to film the entire adventure. Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can access the full 19 minute video of this trip by clicking here.

Or you can watch a quick 35 second preview below 👇

Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can access the full 19 minute video of this trip by clicking here.

Equipment & tackle

Video timestamps (for the full video)

Additional shark fishing from shore resources

Watch the Full Video!

Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can get access to the full 19 minute video of this trip by clicking below.

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  1. Just watch the ray video , wicked coool,
    Thank’s

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    1. Pumped you like that video Tad! Thanks for watching. 🙌

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  2. Cape Cod has it all. Your best video to date.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! 👍

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  3. What an adventure! Great video! Incredible animal! Super cool! Thanks Ryan!

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    1. Thanks for watching Leslie! And I LOVE your photograph of the deer on the beach you sent me!

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