Spearfishing Cobia Palm Beach Inlet 4-10-12

Got the call from Bluewaterspearo yesterday morning for an afternoon spearfishing trip to target Mahi. With reports of big Mahi being taken recently we were hoping to score. Loaded up the boat with Kris, Kyle and Jeff and we were off. Ran due east 14 miles out of the inlet looking for weedlines or debris and came up empty handed. On to plan B - targeting cobia off of the bullsharks. Got to our spot and jumped in with the flashers and within a minute the sharks showed up - but no cobia in tow. On the second drift we finally see one cobia but it was just out of reach. Finally we see a pack of cobia on one of the bulls and Bluewaterspearo dives down and nails the biggest one. We drift a while longer as the suns gets closer to the horizon and call it a day. We would have had a nice yellowjack in the boat too but the bulls got to it before Kyle could. I had my new underwater camera setup with me and captured some photos of the action. It was very cool to see the hammerhead come in to check out our flashers!

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  • thechad101thechad101 Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    Absolutely amazing pictures, very impressive.
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    Awesome photos. I see these big bull sharks MUNCH on my cobes boatside and I think "no way I'm
    getting in the water. I give you guys lots of credit (hold my stones!)for jumping in and "fending off".
    The Cobe Bluewater got looks like it has been thru a lot (j/k) :grin :hail
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  • razorreilly09razorreilly09 Posts: 8,401 Officer
    Very Nice pics! Your screen name is fitting :grin
  • p914p914 Posts: 469 Deckhand
    Great shots! all inuendos included!
  • JoeBCJoeBC Posts: 608 Officer
    You guys are nuts. But this is awesome, so keep it up!
  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Amazing photos you shot there. I have to agree with the guys above, no way I am getting in the water with those fish let alone attracting them with flashers! I do love the reports and photos, so keep them coming.
  • century7century7 Posts: 2,400 Captain
    In a few of your reports you mention these flashers. Would you happen to have a pic of one you could post?
    It works 60% of the time all the time......
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    awesome pics Paul.

    Century7 - 3rd pic from bottom you can see the flashers with the hammerhead.
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,372 Captain
    You boys ain't quite right, but I admire the hell out of that! Nice shootin'.
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  • BearmaticBearmatic Posts: 576 Officer
    It is fun being down there with those creaters great photos, keep it up but be safe. :thumbsup
  • GDM PhilGDM Phil Posts: 224 Officer
    someone asks hey where did you catch those Cobia? on a sharks belly....
  • Martin LocalMartin Local Posts: 557 Officer
    come on george next reel time
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  • OBX NativeOBX Native Posts: 131 Officer
    You boys ain't quite right, but I admire the hell out of that! Nice shootin'.
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  • nutsmagoonutsmagoo Posts: 127 Officer
    glad you like the pics, had a blast taking them!
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    You must have 4 nuts to swim with sharks.
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  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    Incredible pics and pretty big balls too!
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
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  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,428 Admiral
    GT Fish wrote: »
    You must have 4 nuts to swim with sharks.

    :funnypost :Spittingcoffee :grin:grin:grin :rotflmao:rotflmao

    Paul,

    Seriously, off the board with those pictures!!

    They are truly quality shots and it's as if we were there ourselves.

    I agree that you guys should be featured with George from REEL TIME but you may have to loan him one of those mesh shark suits. :wink

    Cheers
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  • snookyjsnookyj Posts: 1,687 Officer
    Nice job...but thats flippen crazy!!!
  • Toothy ThangToothy Thang Posts: 1,411 Officer
    What no video?... your slacking off.
  • No CompetitionNo Competition Posts: 413 Officer
    Pretty sick work guys! Nice clean pics!
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  • BluewaterspearoBluewaterspearo Posts: 123 Officer
    Great photos Paul! Even though we didn't find the mahi plan B worked out all right.
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    Great photos Paul! Even though we didn't find the mahi plan B worked out all right.

    Agreed, the top photo is "money". Like you re giving hand signals to a covert team of navy seals while you move in for kill. :thumbsup: hail
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  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Awesome report and pics. Thanks for sharing :thumbsup
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  • LethalJaredLethalJared Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    You guys are my idols. I'm gonna have to get setup with some gear as I totally want to do this. I linked Marcus (Lucky Limey) to this thread and he said out of our crew I'm the only one crazy or stupid enough to do what you guys do.

    BTW- What camera are you guys using? The photos are amazing.

    Jared
  • Reef TankReef Tank Posts: 124 Deckhand
    Those pics are some of the best I've seen. A true artist's eye. Nice work Paul.
  • oaksoaks Posts: 90 Greenhorn
    Tremendous photos!:hail
  • Salty GatorSalty Gator Posts: 1,802 Captain
    Great photos. As mentioned before, you are crazy.
  • DarcizzleDarcizzle Posts: 94 Deckhand
    Pictures are quite impressive! Congrats on the catch, keep up the good work! :)
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  • Capt.NoBaitCapt.NoBait Posts: 252 Officer
    Very nice pics!
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