Huge Stingray Could Break La. State Record

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An angler competing in a Louisiana fishing competition caught a 185-pound stingray, which, if confirmed, will set a new state record, according to GrindTV.

Bebe McElroy caught the monster ray while fishing with her husband, Vic, in the Desk and Derrick Club's Diva Rodeo competition. McElroy, an experienced angler, said she actually planned on catching a large stingray for the contest, but never expected to catch such a huge, potentially record-breaking beast.

"For years, Vic and I have been catching these stingrays and bringing them to various rodeos," McElroy said. "People were scared to death of them; they wouldn't get within 10 feet of a little-bitty stingray. It's not going to hurt you."



If McElroy's catch is accepted, it will shatter the previous record-holding stingray, a 141.31-pounder caught in 2004.

"That fish has been a target for almost 30 years," McElroy said. "It was so much fun. I get all excited. I get verklempt just talking about it. It was just a thrill of a lifetime."

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Dee

Well, after they go extinct, what is she going to go after next, humans?

August 07 2013 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
realrambo

Wondering what would the lady think if she was the one hanging by the hook ? might be good for her wrinkle but certainly no record.

August 06 2013 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
itsasony

this makes my heart sink

August 06 2013 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jazzy.casiano

My first time seeing this

August 06 2013 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jazzy.casiano

Thts crazy

August 06 2013 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jazzy.casiano

Thts crazy

August 06 2013 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fkfrakes8

Why kill such a beautiful sting ray ? Catch - weigh if possible - picture - and release. She looks like the kind of person that would "get excited " at such a needless act. Makes you wonder what else she would " get excited " about. Karma's a bit-- ! Hope it holds something special for her !

August 06 2013 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tchaplin

Will never understand how anybody can kill this magnificent animal for fun! Beyond sad!!!!

August 06 2013 at 12:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
AmericastillLOLatu

Gumbo and boudin for a year! Those that don't like it can shop a garbage dump for food.

August 06 2013 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
north14star

You all need to quit talking bad about this woman if you are to ignorant to know what it going on. They are professional fishers (yes people fish everyday) and this is a prize stingray. They are REALLY tasty and actually a delicacy. For those of you that are vegetarian .... fine I understand why you wouldn't get this. But for those of you that have ever eaten meat or fish ...... this is a fact of life. We shoot/catch them and eat them. Big whoop.

August 06 2013 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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