Heavy seas wind and a giant cobia in clearwater 5/10/12

A good Buddy asked me if i wanted to go out on his newly repowered calcutta 263 well I said said OH YEAH!!!!! :grin alot different from the 18 ft mako I usually run. We went out to our favorite cobia spot to see if anybody was home it was pretty rough at 45ft about 3-6ft swells the boat handled it great we ran 25 mph the whole way through it and didnt get wet. Enough about sounding like a calcutta commercial and back to fishing we achored up and started to chum and I hooked up on the biggest blue runner ive ever seen it was huge!!! like 3-4 pounds . Sencond fish was a cobia he was a runt so i sent him back maybe 15-20 not sure after that the bonitas showed up played with them for a while and my buddy saw what we were looking for mr monster swimming around the boat. I grabbed a bait live thread fin went up in the tower casted to him once nothing casted twice nothing didnt even flinch casted the third time nothing so I said forget this and started cranking that bait warp speed boom that cobia bolted at it I set the hook and that rod was screaming I hand the rod down the tower to my buddy dave the line goes slack my heart skips a beat I tell him to reel like the wind he came tight :willynilly thank god we do circles all aroud the boat under the anchor line around the motors I was confident in landing this fish but I was super nervouse for my buddy dave he was working hard about 20 minutes later I stuck that fish green cause I was about to have a heart attack and we got em He weighed out to 50 pounds.High fives all around and lots of profanity and celebrating later we catch some jacks and more bonitas and head in one of the better days ive had i cant get enough of fishing!!!!!!!

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  • TriplecleanTripleclean Posts: 6,591 Officer
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  • Fintastic.IncFintastic.Inc Posts: 251 Deckhand
    Nice Cobra there. Your last pic is a Jack Crevalle, not sure if thats the Blue Runner you were talking about.
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  • djsmallzdjsmallz Posts: 56 Deckhand
    Wow, that' s a beast :USA
    "One has to go fishing in order to catch fish"....:wink
  • ericj359ericj359 Posts: 237 Officer
    Nice Cobra there. Your last pic is a Jack Crevalle, not sure if thats the Blue Runner you were talking about.
    Nahh i didnt get a picture of the blue runner my girlfriend thought the jack was pretty so we took a picture of it
  • jj lynnjj lynn Posts: 632 Officer
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    I need some cobia action....
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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 10,995 AG
    When we were out last weekend we had a few BR's come over the side that looked like small Bluefish they were so big. Nice Cobe. :USA
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  • ericj359ericj359 Posts: 237 Officer
    Mango Man wrote: »
    When we were out last weekend we had a few BR's come over the side that looked like small Bluefish they were so big. Nice Cobe. :USA

    I thought it was a blue fish also but then it started croaking I couldnt beleive the size it fought hard to!!!!
  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 2,881 Moderator
    Man, you've got the cobes dialed in, nice catch Eric.
  • LilcthefishslayerLilcthefishslayer Posts: 607 Officer
    Holy crap!!!!!! That's a beast, nice job on landing him!!!
  • ericj359ericj359 Posts: 237 Officer
    Thanks you guys this last week has been almost unreal for me we have landed 9 cobias in the last week and a half none under 15 pounds. Sure would like a king though havent had much luck with them :huh
  • CodySCodyS Posts: 243 Officer
    Nice! I have had the worst luck with cobia, I can hook one no problem but its always when im fishing for trout on the flats. 15 pound leader doesn't go to far when hooked up to a cobia! lol.
  • Mic DMic D Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    Nice Fish! I got one out of Clearwater last weekend under the super-moon. Thing was a beast. Took me around the boat and just kept making runs. They sure can tug.
    Mic D
  • ericj359ericj359 Posts: 237 Officer
    Mic D wrote: »
    Nice Fish! I got one out of Clearwater last weekend under the super-moon. Thing was a beast. Took me around the boat and just kept making runs. They sure can tug.
    Nice fish man I think thats sweet you caught that at night makes me think twice about coming in once it gets dark lol and cody yeah 15 pound a little under gunned me and my girlfriend are targeting cobia and are outfits are anywhere from 25 main line with 60 leader to 70 main with 80 leader and even then they take us for a ride :grin

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