1st Kingfish and 1st Cobia Ever 3/18/12 Port Canaveral

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    1st Kingfish and 1st Cobia Ever 3/18/12 Port Canaveral

    Boat in the water at 6:15am at Canaveral. This was my first trip on a "Real" fishing boat. (I've only been offshore on party charters until yesterday) We got some pogies and headed out. 1st line in the water, we had a fish within 1 minute. I then fought the largest King of the day for 45 minutes. I also have a cast (broken wrist) on my right hand, so this proved to be difficult. I asked my Doc if I could fish, and he said yes. I'm assuming he thought I was going bass fishing, not fighting 35 lb Kings. We ended up maxing out fairly quickly (8) all over 30lbs.

    Next we went to target some Cobia. After an hour or so of searching, we finally found some. We landed a 32 incher first and released it. Then we landed 4 that were all over 35.5 inches. No monsters, but definitely exciting. I also was lucky enough to hook into a Manta Ray the size of a small SUV. Luckily we got my line cut before this monster took my entire spool of power pro. Cobia fishing is probably the most fun I have ever had on the water. Now I see what all the fuss is about.

    I don't think this trip could have gone any better.
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    Thanks.
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    Great day, Where did you guys locate the pogies?

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    Congratulations and great first post. Some pics would be nice if you have them to share.

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    WHERE DID YOU FIND THE COBIA?

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    GPS coordinates & direction of travel of the cobia please!
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    Directions to the Cobia...EAST!

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    I'm uploading the pics now. I was on the bow spotting them, so I have no clue where we were. Just look for 30 boats within a mile or two from the beach pacing up and down lol. All I can say is North of Canaveral.
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    Was glad to take your guys pictures and tell you where the fish are! You guys tore it up.

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    Thanks for the post!


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    Great work! Its a good time when the Cobia are out there.

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