Ask and ye shall recieve...... recent cobia action!

Lately there have been quite a few inquiries about the cobia bite, so here ya go!

Last year I met a customer that was obviously into cobia fishing. Every conversation we had, instantly gravitated towards that specail fish that we both love so much. A friendship was forged and we went cobia fishing, and had a great time. He called me again a couple weeks ago to do some more work, and once again we were talking about cobia. He then invited me on a trip with some good friends of his, that were also into cobia big time. We made the trip south, and instantly I knew upon meeting them that these guys were as serious as they get! Custom, west coast style cobia rods with Vann Staal reels and mono filled the rod holders. The captains hand tied jigs confirmed to me that he was really serious about his cobia fishing! I later learned that Captain Eric is one of the best, though he would never say that, and has won several cobia tournies. I soaked up every bit of knowledge the Captain and Mack had to offer, and we had an absolute blast!

This trip was truely EPIC, at least in my opinion, and was the best day of cobia fishing I've ever had. We caught 17 fish over 25lbs! We released all except for 4 big ones, in the 40lb class.

Here is a little video I made that day. I had better footage from a go-pro, but dropped it overboard!:banghead

Please dont report my cobia beating to peta.... it knocks 'em out so they dont destroy the fish box. You'll notice we netted all the fish, rather than gaffing, because Eric has won a cobia tourney by only one ounce. We only clubbed the four fish we kept.

Hope you enjoy! 17 brown clowns in one day!

Incase you cant view the video, we caught like 7 fish this size, with many more just a bit smaller-
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That trip was incredible, and I thought it was going to be like that the next trip, but this wasnt the case. The cobia fishing has been real hit and miss so far this year. I went again last week, but we only saw one fish, and lost him at the boat. That day every other boat we talked to also zeroed, including the great Captain Eric who also fished that day.

There has been quite a bit of success by our boys so far though, and one day, four of our local boats caravaned down to find some good fishing......

Slug-O, the craziest cobia guy around here, has us all beat so far this year with his 55lber he caught on his jet ski! Yeah, thats right, a friggin' jet ski! He does pretty well on this rig.... you'll see its decked out with a custom cooler and rod holders, and we even installed a gps/sounder combo and stereo system on this rig......
Hopefully he will add a better image-
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Here is a great video he took of the battle!-

Nate had some good luck, and caught 7.
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They also came upon a giant school of huge reds, and got 5 on at the same time and was able to land them all. Jeffery Crabtree was also near by in his boat, and he and his friend got two on at the same time as well.
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Jeffery kept two that day, including this stud-
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So there has been some fish caught, but they seem to be there one day and gone the next. Ive been keeping close tabs with a local to stay informed, and continue to watch the weather for that oppurtunity to pounce.

All fish have been free swimmers, with a few lucky wolf packs found in bait pods. No rays have been spotted so far this year that I know of, but its just a matter of time. All of these fish were taken on squid tipped jigs, but the fish do seem to be more finicky than usual this year, and we have seen several that wouldnt even eat a live pin fish. Townsend went out and bought a crossbow to solve this problem, and we cant wait to test that bad boy out. Ill post as soon as we get the thing bloody!

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed. I know there will be a few folks upset that I reported about this fish that makes people go completely insane, but hope that most of you will appreciate the info. Its no secret at this point, and the last time I went there was boats everywhere, even though it was a crappy day with 8' swells. That day last week we only saw one fish at the cleaning tables, so like I said it seems to be hit and miss still. Only one way to see if they are there!

Untill next trip, tight lines my friends!
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  • ThatGUYThatGUY Posts: 121 Officer
    Sweet!
  • DaddyMenaceDaddyMenace Posts: 144 Officer
    Great report Tony. Going to be in Sebastian all next week on spring break with kids so hope we can find a few! Good luck
  • JaxAnglerJaxAngler Posts: 463 Deckhand
    :thumbsup

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  • Afishy1Afishy1 Posts: 675 Officer
    Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!
    Way to go Tony, Captain & Crew. Looks like a great time.:thumbsup
  • Captain BrianCaptain Brian Posts: 336 Officer
    So at this point I'm assuming that there's not going to be a cobia tournament this year?
  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    I just work up from yesterdays day of Hell work........Yes the Cobia are in south florida and it only takes a good drive to find them. I took a day off from work last week to get on them. As you can see....you dont need a big boat to catch BIG COBIA!!!!! 54.35lbs......:fishing]


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  • knotenoughknotenough Posts: 925 Officer
    I cannot believe that TONY has let the cat out of the bag!! LOL Honestly, it is no secret if you go one of the south forums, the same information (minus tony) is there.

    Leon and Tony did well and I am waiting for a break in the wind and Danny engle and I will be heading south to test the cobia tower out on the Key West!!
  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    ThatGUY wrote: »
    Sweet!
    Thanks.... that first trip was definately sweet!
    Great report Tony. Going to be in Sebastian all next week on spring break with kids so hope we can find a few! Good luck
    Thanks Dennis! Im sure you guys will find them, live by your sst chart! Good luck to you too!
    JaxAngler wrote: »
    :thumbsup
    Thanks!
    Afishy1 wrote: »
    Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!
    Way to go Tony, Captain & Crew. Looks like a great time.:thumbsup
    Thank you very much Mark, cobia fishing is definately my favorite!
    So at this point I'm assuming that there's not going to be a cobia tournament this year?
    You know what they say about assumption Brian, lol.... yes we are still doing a tourney. We have been very busy, and not in any rush since the cobia are still weeks away from our local waters. We arent concerned with getting a ton of entrants, so we havnt been rushing it. However, things are legalized now and should be finished up with entry forms availible in a couple days.
    Slug-O wrote: »
    I just work up from yesterdays day of Hell work........Yes the Cobia are in south florida and it only takes a good drive to find them. I took a day off from work last week to get on them. As you can see....you dont need a big boat to catch BIG COBIA!!!!! 54.35lbs......:fishing]


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    :hail
    knotenough wrote: »
    I cannot believe that TONY has let the cat out of the bag!! LOL Honestly, it is no secret if you go one of the south forums, the same information (minus tony) is there.

    Leon and Tony did well and I am waiting for a break in the wind and Danny engle and I will be heading south to test the cobia tower out on the Key West!!

    LOL, yeah, they have been there for weeks and its definately no secret!

    I know there are many newbies here, that want to get some tips on how they might score some cobia when they get here. There was a guy who did a fantastic write up on cobia fishing in the East section, Im gonna ask him if he wants to paste the article here for all of our folks looking for tips........ stay tuned.
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  • SaltwaterMarshSaltwaterMarsh Posts: 266 Officer
    17 IN A DAY AWESOME!! TONY Congrats to Leon for that 55lber on THE SKI WOW!!! and that was a great day out with Nate and the redfish school was unbelievable! One of those site you will never forget. Their are many good trips to come.
  • kingfishkingfish Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    nice job matching the clubbing to the drum beat.....
  • CaptnathanstuartCaptnathanstuart Posts: 689 Officer
    Post your own pictures and quit stealing mine off facebook. ****.
  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    17 IN A DAY AWESOME!! TONY Congrats to Leon for that 55lber on THE SKI WOW!!! and that was a great day out with Nate and the redfish school was unbelievable! One of those site you will never forget. Their are many good trips to come.

    No doubt Eddie, one of those specail days! Sorry the weather didnt cooperate for us last week, but there will be many more chances, the season is only begining! Ive fished with Leon, that dude has got some incredible eyes, which obviously is perhaps the most important key factor in sight fishing. He proves that any size boat can hang with the big ones! That redfish school must have been really exciting, that happened to us last year, except the school was black drum! We caught several black drum over 50lbs, the biggest I had ever seen. You never know what you will find out in the ocean!
    kingfish wrote: »
    nice job matching the clubbing to the drum beat.....

    Lol, thanks. Hopefully I will get better at the whole editing thing...... Im learning though. Bums me out about dropping the go-pro, I had some great footage of us casting to the fish. Better video next time!
    Post your own pictures and quit stealing mine off facebook. ****.

    Lol, sorry I had to show the 904 boys representing. That was a killer day, several boatsmaking the trip, all helping each other out and scoring fish.

    Anyway, I wanted to share a few tips the good Captain taught me while fishing. (Many of you already practice these, but might help a newbie)
    1. Always have multiple colors ready to throw. If he doesnt eat the chartruese, throw the pink at him. If he doesnt eat that, throw the live bait at him. You can leave a live bait in the well, ready to pitch. Dont waste time trying to get a fish to eat something they turned from.
    2. "Divorce yourself from the bait". In other words, try not to react to the fish. Work your jig in a steady, controlled manner, no matter what the fish does. I would jig more eraticly, or pull the bait away from the fish too fast when it didnt seem interested. Just pop, reel, pop, reel. Dont get too excited.
    3. If you nearly run the fish over before you see it, and it sounds, stop the boat anyway. Immediatly cast in the general direction, and let the bait sink all the way to the bottom, then work it slowly back. You will be surprised how often you come tight like this!
    4. Be patient with bait pods. Sometimes you will have to wait several minutes before the fish pop up. We waited on one pod nearly 15 minutes, then suddenly a "wolf pack" emerged, with well over ten fish! When they are like this, they are competitive and will fight over your offering.... we hooked and landed 4 fish when this happened! Have everyone cast, and then seperate your fish as good as possible, taking turns bringing them near the boat.

    Im no expert, these are just some valuable tips I've learned. I hope they can help someone. Ill post some more if I remember them....
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  • townsendtownsend Posts: 217 Officer
    Can't wait to get this bloody...

    (the AMS reel is not attached to the bow in this pic)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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  • knotenoughknotenough Posts: 925 Officer
    This is going to be interesting to say the least Chris.........
  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    I like last years idea.. Being towed behing a boat on top of a floating raft looking like a giant ray with a gaff free hooking a cobb that comes near!!!
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  • ProFISHentProFISHent Posts: 725 Officer
    cobia writup has been added as a new thread. Way to go on a killer day!!!!
  • R_SaltR_Salt Posts: 184 Officer
    Tony,
    What editing software do you use and is it easy to use?
    "Reel Minions"
  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    I wish I knew how to edit my videos..
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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    townsend wrote: »
    Can't wait to get this bloody...

    (the AMS reel is not attached to the bow in this pic)

    Yeah..... this is gonna be awesome! We have to go through a learning curve with the aim, it will mostly just be close range. Since the line attached to the arrow never comes out of the spool the same each time, it will vary on exact aim. We just have to aim a bit low. Hopefully this thing works out!
    knotenough wrote: »
    This is going to be interesting to say the least Chris.........

    No doubt!
    Slug-O wrote: »
    I like last years idea.. Being towed behing a boat on top of a floating raft looking like a giant ray with a gaff free hooking a cobb that comes near!!!

    LOL! I wonder if one of those big manta ray towables would actually attract fish if towed behind a boat?
    ProFISHent wrote: »
    cobia writup has been added as a new thread. Way to go on a killer day!!!!

    Thanks Nick, it was a great write up and I know our readers in this section will enjoy it as well as they did in the central section.
    ProFISHent wrote: »
    Cobia Fishing 101

    There aren’t many fish that cause as much of a stir every season as cobia. Every year hopeful enthusiast bite their fingernails in anticipation for those “brown bombers” to show up in numbers under turtles, rays, sharks, pallets, or just free swimming. For each region of our great state cobia fishermen target them with different strategies, methods, and tricks. Let’s go over a few details that have helped my crew become very successful chasing one of the most fun fish to catch.

    Like any other fish, the season (for me at least) starts months before the fish actually migrate, as I make sure I have enough gear for the entire season. Extra heavy 7.5-8ft. spinning rods with large good quality reels capable of holding a couple hundred yards of 40-65 lb. braid are what most cobia fishermen use, however what is needed is never carved in stone. Simply put, fish what you’re comfortable with. My setups consist of Quantum Cabo 60s loaded with 50 lb. braid mounted on a stout 8 ft. Shimano Teramar extra heavy rod. Reels like Penn 750s and Shimano Stratic 8000s are also popular. My pre-season scramble also consists of me buying enough leader material, swivels, live bait hooks, jigs, grub tails, etc. to start my own tackle shop. Although most laugh at the amount of artificials I bring on a typical day of cobia fishing, I find that the laughing ends when conditions change and the few brightly colored jigs that my usual crew brings cease to work. The truth is, just like anything else, variety is key. I carry a smorgasbord of jigs from 1-2.75 oz. with different head styles, colors, hair material, and hook sizes. I also bring soft and hard swimbaits, chuggers, walk the dog style top water lures and plenty of grubtails. Leader material usually consists of 60-80 lb. high quality, name brand line like ande or momoi diamond. I also bring plenty of sharp live bait hooks and some small leads or large split shots in case lures just aren’t working, but this is rare.

    Preparing the boat before a trip is much easier than setting up for a big day offshore or an overnighter for snapper. Plenty of ice, drinks, and snacks for the day of comfort are a must. As are all lures, leaders, rods, and 2 or 3 good gaffs. I personally carry (2) 6 ft 3-4” gaffs and one 6-8 fter a bit bigger with a much heavier hook, as well as a big landing net for fish that might not make the cut. I made it a point to carry the larger gaff (also known as “Big Bertha”) after straightening out a 4” gold aftco on a 70+ lber. The fish fell back into the water and because we carry multiple gaffs, we had another opportunity to sink the steel into a quality fish. The second time around put the fish on the deck and soon thereafter, the ice. A crow’s nest or tower is always a plus on a boat and gives those crews a rather large advantage over others but I assure you it is not necessary as we fish out of a 23 ft. center console with no way of getting higher off the water safely besides standing on the front gunnel and we do just fine. You will likely see many boats with makeshift towers like “A” frame ladders ratchet strapped down and a hopeful spotter on top looking for anything that might lead them to a ling. Believe me, the risk isn’t worth the reward, safety should always be top priority.

    Now that you’re ready for any cobia that swims, all you have to do is double, triple, and sometimes quadruple check everything while you wait for the water temperatures to rise. Lemmonfish law states water temps need to be 68-72 degrees but my experience shows most fish being caught over 70 degrees. That’s not to say the random fish won’t stray into waters over or under primo temps but your main push of fish will almost always be after temperatures have risen well over the 68 “minimum”. If your anything like me your pre-season jitters include a lot of bothering the wife about when they might show up as if she is just as excited as you (spoiler alert, she is not). You will know it’s time to head out and look for fish when you get home and your wife has left all your fishing gear outside, along with all your clothes and anything else you own.

    There is no rush to have the boat in the water before first light as with other fishing but good luck stopping me from getting out too soon in early season. If I have time I usually do my best to get a good assortment of live bait inside and outside the port. Small whiting, big pinfish, pigfish, croakers, blue runners, sardines, cigar minnows, and crabs are a few of the norm. One bait most people don’t know about for monster cobia would be a catfish with fins cut off so they don’t spit the bait after they inhale it. Obviously a 2-3 lb. catfish may be too big for a 20 lb. fish but it’s surprising what an 80 lb. fish can fit in its mouth. Another absolute favorite is of course the eel. Unfortunately where I fish you rarely see these for sale and if you do they are asking some outrageous price. In my opinion it’s hard to beat a good bright jig with a strong 8/0-10/0 hook. Properly presented, this will put 90% of the fish you will encounter in the box. Once the live well is blacked out with baits that look so good I would eat, I begin my course to fishy waters.

    I like waters with a lot of life. Birds diving, turtles everywhere, baitballs, porpoise cruising for food, these are all examples of what to look for to find life. When you get to the area you are confident to fish, and temperatures are right, begin your search. Water depth is a constant variable as one day they might be in 60 ft. while the next in 15 ft. Even if I hear they are in a certain depth I start shallow right outside the breakers and work deeper, and I follow a “zig zag” pattern from shallow to deep until I see a pattern. Some days you will find primarily free swimmers, some days rays will be where you catch most your fish, and some will be a mixture so keep your eyes open for any abnormal colors under the sea surface.

    Now that you have found a ray, you want to get to it before the next guy sees it but at the same time you don’t want to make a scene or provoke the ray to go deep. On a busy weekend when boats are so tight you can practically jump from boat to boat or on a day when no other boat is around, the best method is no different. Find the direction the ray is going and get behind the ray, slowly close the distance until your well within accurate casting range. If you do it right it will seem like you’re walking a dog. Get in front of the ray and most the time the ray will go down and bring the fish with him. There is also no reason to shoulder in on other boats that have made their way towards a ray before you. A lot of times if you wait for them to hook up and fight their fish you will have an opportunity to hook your own fish without causing a stir. Most of the time you will see fish if they are on the ray but occasionally there are only one or two fish on the ray and they are hugging tight to the bottom. If there are not cobia on top, cast well to the side of the wings and let your selected bait sink to below the ray. If there are fish, they usually pounce. Once you hook a fish if your gear is heavy enough you can usually muscle the fish off the ray quick and then begin your fight. Every once in a while you will hook a stud that doesn’t want to leave his comfort zone. At this point it’s easy enough to put the boat in neutral and put pressure on the fish if need be.

    Fish not holding to some sort of structure are referred to as free swimmers. These fish are often harder to spot since they aren’t holding to giant black rays. You can use the same method to catch these fish. Pull up slow, make an accurate cast beyond the fish and bring it across their nose. You will find out quick if it’s something they are interested in. If not, have another rod ready with something else that might tickle their fancy. My one recommendation for free swimmers is keep your eyes peeled, I have noticed too many fish right before we ran them over with the boat and pushed them deep and this is simply a result of not paying close enough attention. There is plenty of time to daydream when you are off the water.

    The other method used a lot at my local stomping grounds is to fish the middle and bottom of the water column, not so much sight fishing but usually live bait fishing or vertically fishing lures on bait pods or wrecks. This is pretty self-explanatory. How many times have you been sabiki-ing livies or catch a sea bass and watch a big cobia follow it to the surface? The best way to fish these situations is similar. Drop your bait of choice to the bottom and slowly work it to the surface. When you feel you have covered the structure or bait pod and don’t believe there are fish there, move on.

    These are a few tips and tricks to help out with those looking to get involved with the obsession of the migration. Believe me, one good day of cobia fishing and you are hooked for life. The last bit of information I will leave you with is to invest in not just a good but a great pair of polarized glasses. In my opinion, nothing compares to costa's, but that’s just me. Many days I have been offshore and wondered why the guys spotting for me aren’t seeing fish. I jump up on the bow, give someone else the wheel, and start spotting fish immediately. It will make you wonder how many fish you drove right by. I have since made it clear to my guys that 5 dollar polarized glasses from Wal-Mart just aren’t going to cut it. I know everyone can’t afford really expensive glasses but I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for with sunglasses and its days like these that show me why two hundred dollar sunglasses are two hundred dollars. The final food for thought I will leave you with is to consider releasing barely legal fish. It’s a rare day when a 33” fish gets a ride home with me. Hopefully my son will run into those released fish or his offspring when he grows up. Until next time, introduce someone new to the sport of fishing. The joy you will get seeing someone hooked up for the first time is far more than you will receive from catching the fish yourself. Tight lines guys.
    -Nick Odom
    R_Salt wrote: »
    Tony,
    What editing software do you use and is it easy to use?

    There are much better and more involved programs, but I wanted to try one before spending any money, so I downloaded "Windows live movie maker" for free, based on reports that it was easy to use. They do make it very simple!
    Slug-O wrote: »
    I wish I knew how to edit my videos..

    Try that software Slug-O, Its free and very easy to use. I cant wait to see your "live report" on thursday! Could be.... oh yea...... EPIC!
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  • reefdonkeyreefdonkey Posts: 84 Deckhand
    Slug-o's video had me on the edge of my seat in suspense for way to long. I knew the final outcome and still was worried he was gonna lose that fish. That cobia was definately met to be for him cuz when that much shananigans happens to me, the hook pulls... I do believe slug-o desrves props for his fish and the forum should all come together and award him with brand new addition for the Sharkbait. His choice of an oversized landing net, or a gaff. I will personally donate the first $10 as long as when he gets his prize he films a video of himself throwing that fish tailer in the dumpster. I'm sure those fish tailers work better under normal circumstances, like out of a boat, or with more than one person, but after seeing that video i cant say that i will ever buy one.
  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    thanks, My gaff is comming with me on thursday!!!!!!!!!
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  • Sea SnakeSea Snake Posts: 5,018 Admiral
    Sluggy...I laughed my tail off for the whole fight....the commentary was awesome...."oh *****"..."oh no, I got a problem" (when you tail roped your rod and reel)....That was definitely some funny stuff. I was thinkin he was ready to just jump on top of, a couple of times....

    I was also thinkin, maybe a flying gaff tied off to the front of the ski-doo...and when you get him close, stick him and hold on....

    Glad you ended up getting him....was that this year down south??.....

    Anyway keep it up and keep your go-pro charged.


    Steve
  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    Yes that was two weeks ago I took the video. Im going again this week so look for a live report on the water from me cobia hunting... GoPro is ready!!!!!!!!!
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  • pilingjunkypilingjunky Posts: 2,044 Officer
    Holy bajesus! I can't wait! Gotta a nice cat boat to fish this season. Nice work Tony (and Slug). Goodstuff.
    Tony, you owe me a drink. You knocked mine down at the El Cheapy. It was on the ground though. :)
  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    LOL! Why would you put your drink under my feet? Ill get ya next time we cross paths.....
    Anyway, Im about to get on the boat with the ace crew again, and we have great weather today! I should have a pretty good update soon!
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  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    Just in time for tomorows trip my new Geoff jigs came in the mail... This is my "bait" I throw 95% of the time...

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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    Those look like some cobia candy SlugO! Just follow the rainbow tomorrow...... they will be there!

    It was brutal out there this afternoon. Somehow we managed some good fish though, and I got lucky with this "nice one"! (This fish kicked my A$$!)
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    But I cant wait to see Leons LIVE report tomorrow! (I will be calling you every 5 minutes!)

    :hail
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  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    That is a PIG!!!!! Way to go Tony. Call me as I will have my phone with me.

    Leon
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  • Slug-OSlug-O Posts: 3,015 Officer
    It's 2 pm and I just broke off a Cobb but just landed this..

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  • BoattronicsBoattronics Posts: 5,070 Admiral
    Slug-O wrote: »
    That is a PIG!!!!! Way to go Tony. Call me as I will have my phone with me.

    Leon

    Thanks Slug-O! That fish should have been Mack's, lol, he spotted it first. Right as he spotted it, the boat was turning, blocking him from the shot so I took it. Got lucky with a long shot and he nailed it! That was one tough fish.....

    Thats a good lookin triple tail, man thats some goooooood eatin' right there! I guess yours and others reports show that the fish are still holding to the south, even though our temps are starting to get "right". The big "wave" of fish to the south has spread out, and the search more difficult. We worked really hard for our fish from the tower the other day. ****, thats why they call it fishing and not catching! At least you got some good eats. It wont be long, and we'll get 'em in our waters!
    Tony Eden-
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