Originally Posted by Yooper
Sting Rays aren't generally hanging around in the white sand. They burrow in the mucky/sandy bottoms and you only have an issue if you step right on them. You can shuffle your feet (what we've been doing), but even so you can stumble or something and step on one.
I saltwater fish too here in New Jersey. We have rays too in the warm summer months, I guess they migrate north when it gets really warm south of here. They are Bull Nose rays. I have had landed several while trying to catch other prey. Now that the thrill of landing such a big thing has passed they are now kind of a nusance due to how long they take to land. Only other option is cut the line. Some are close to 4' across!