Tuesday at Seal Beach pier was a great day for fishing. Wife and I caught and released 3 small bat rays, dozens of large jacksmelt and mackerel. We fished between 7 a.m. till 1 p.m. during this period 7 other bat rays also caught and released for pier total of 10. Ray's were small, average approximate weight between 4 - 12 lbs. Enough for some good runs and lots of bent rods. All the rays were released unharmed. The hoop net got a good work out! One sad note, a ray that I caught had been previously caught and released. However, the prior "fisherman" cut off the entire tail from directly under the stinger. It was a fresh cut, stinger still on the ray. PLEASE don't remove tail or stinger from rays, it's their defense mechanism.