I started off by attending a fishing seminar at White's Tackle in Stuart which was headed by the host of Reel Time Florida Sportsman George Gozdz. It got me pumped! It was a Cobia and Tarpon seminar.
So after we got our bait we hit the beach for Tarpon. We found nothing.. Cobia never crossed my mind until the class but since I had a idea now how to catch them in this area we set out. That was one of the first times in my life that on the first trip of targeting a certain fish we nailed it. We went 5 for 7 on Cobia. We lost a monster that hit the rig with smaller leader but got our limit of keepers. On a side note: bring a net like we did. The fish look bigger in the water and there were a few I thought for sure we could use the gaff on and i'm very glad we didn't. FWC was checking all Cobia fishermen. Anyway we were done by noon with Cobia.
My buddy drove up from Broward and I promised him a full day so I decided to hit some flats for whatever we could find. After about an hour we were going to call it. It was a great day as it was but we decided to try one more place.....
At this point things got crazy! First cast snook then he doubled up for 2. Then he hooked into a very large fish which was landed. We were beaming at this point at our luck. I noticed as we were leaving some very big fish cruzing the bottom of a channel. I said lets try for those thinking they were Tarpon. The first cast with my Tarpon set-up and the rod bent like it never has before then the biggest Snook i've ever seen breaks out of the water. This is by far the biggest Snook i've ever caught! It was a monster.
Big thanks to White's and Captain George for passing out legit knowledge on the Cobia and the powers that be for putting me on these Snook. It was a great day!!!