I've been trying to get a king, but have had some unfortunate events until today. Took the yak off Pompano (5/9/13) since I've had good luck up there. Seas were less than 2' with a north breeze. Just past the third reef there was NICE rip and I put a gog out. Saw a couple kings launch out of the water probably 5-10' in the air. Pretty awesome to see; paddled that way and got bit. There was a sharp tug and then nothing... I opened the bail thinking it was a short strike and the fish would come back for the rest. After 10-15 seconds of nothing I reeled up the slack to find dead weight on the other end. There was no tug, no run, just dead weight. I didn't even think it was a fish until I dragged it in 50 yards to the yak. Then the king took off and decided to fight. Even then it only made a few short runs. It wasn't the fight I was expecting from a king. I thought they were supposed to be pretty bad ***. I've caught blue runners that fought harder than this king, seriously! Around 9 the seas totally layed down along with the wind. Tons of turtles around, none had cobia. A lot were mating and I got some good turtle porn that I'll probably post at another time.
The other day I set out to catch a grouper and got that one crossed off the list too. This guy ate a stretch 25' plug just over the reef in Miami. I love it when a plan comes together just like you planned. Tight lines.