Bullnose Ray

The Bullnose Ray, also known as an “Eagle Ray,” is found throughout the western Atlantic Ocean. The most effective technique for catching Bullnose Ray is bottom fishing using peeler crab, squid or fresh cut bait.

Bullnose Ray

Region: South, Northeast
Habitat: Ocean, Bay, Estuary

How to identify Bullnose Ray

Bullnose Ray have a gray-brown body and white abdomen. The body of the Bullnose Ray looks like two triangles placed together. They have triangular pectoral fins that are sharply pointed. The Bullnose Ray has a distinct head and snout that are almost bill-like. It is a venomous ray with a barbed spine capable of causing a painful/lethal sting.

Where to catch Bullnose Ray

Bullnose Ray are found in the Atlantic ocean from Argentina to New England. They typically stay close to the shorelines (up to 32 feet deep) and in shallow areas such as estuaries and lagoons. Most Bullnose Ray do not venture far into the ocean. They can be found on the bottom of the sea flour or midway towards the surface.

Range: South, Northeast
Bullnose Ray Fishing Map

The following are habitats where you can catch Bullnose Ray:

How to catch Bullnose Ray

Bullnose Ray are most often caught incidentally while fishing for other species of game fish. The most effective methods for catching Bullnose Ray are bottom fishing and drift fishing using fresh peeler crab or cut bait.

The following are effective fishing methods and techniques for catching Bullnose Ray:

Best Lures, Bait & Tackle to catch Bullnose Ray

The best bait to catch Bullnose Ray include small fish, peeler crab, sea clams or squid.

The following are fishing lures, bait and tackle that can be used to catch Bullnose Ray: