"Beautiful Day To Chase Cobia" Homosassa 3/29/2012

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    "Beautiful Day To Chase Cobia" Homosassa 3/29/2012

    Seas were flat, wind was perfect, water temps. are on the rise, it was one nice day to chase the brown bombers. We had decided to go out and fish a wreck in 25 ft. but on the way we would hit some good structure spots . First stop Mrs. Ruff One hooks up, and after a few runs, gets off. Next I connect and of all things, the brand new circle hook breaks in half, fish gone! Finally Gail boats one and it's 1/4 in. short! Oh well, we move on and head out to our final destination. Set up, chum bag out and the current is perfect. The grouper started hammering out baits, and they are rocking us up big time.(When grouper season gets here they are in trouble). We can't lock our reels down, because the cobia will break us off, so we suffer. Then the big one shows up, and Gail has him hooked up. He fighting it out in back of the boat, and Gail's trying to keep him off the wreck, but he finally gets there and he's gone. There's a smaller one with Gail's, and I pitch my 8 In. Hammer Head Jig and he hits it. In the boat he goes, but he's short also. It was one nice day to chase cobia, and we had a ball. The big one's out there, and we'll be back!!
    Gail's trying to stretch him out!!

    HammerHead special nailed this one.

    Release shot.

    Enjoy

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    Great report R1. Even the small cobia are a blast. Hope I find that big one this weekend.

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    Oh you guys are living right looks like some smooth water out that way RO

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    Nice job Tom and Gail. It was a beautiful day indeed. You are on those ling for sure!
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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    Looks like a blast!!! Hopefully the big boys will start cooperating better for you soon.

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    Ruff, you and Gail are the cobia king and queen! Very nice. If I ever get one this year, I'll be calling asking for a good recipe.
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    Thanks the report and pics, man those are some flats sea's, it's about time we are getting a break from the wind

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    Looks like Ya had the weather

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    That water looks beautiful. Nice job on the cobes.

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    It's great to see some flat water in the backgroung....
    Yea, when Grouper season opens up the water will have warmed up and the Grouper will be in deeper water...I think the feds planned that to keep Jimmy off the fish...
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways.

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