"Ninety Eight Pounds Of Cobia" Homosassa 4/4/2012

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    "Ninety Eight Pounds Of Cobia" Homosassa 4/4/2012

    When I saw the weather report for today, I figure we could run for some cobia today, and boy were we right! I shevled a turkey hunt, and we were on the hunt for the brown bombers. Today I had Gary my neighbor along for the trip. Plans were to run to 18 ft to some excellent live bottom around a nice rock, and it didn't disappoint today. We did set out a chum bag, but the bite was red hot. It was the perfect time in the tide cycle. There was bait balls everywhere, and the fish were hungry. They hit everything we threw at them. Gary used one of those plastic eels, and the cobia wore it out.( I might get one of those things). We set out some live bait under my redi rigs, which allowed me to float out baits at 8 ft, and that was the ticket. The cobia were all over our baits. Gary went 3 for 3 and ended up with a 36in. in the cooler. I came in at 2 for 4, but boated a 28lber. We were done at 11 o clock, and cleaned up and headed in before the west winds got out of hand. The combined weight for the trip was keepers 28 lb., 20 lbs. Released fish were 17 lbs., 15 lbs, and 18 lbs. We enjoyed pulling in that almost 100 lbs of fish, and I sent Gary home with some sore arms!!
    Pics of Gary with Cobia.


    Nice 28 lber.

    These things are starting to get heavy.

    End of the day

    Enjoy
    Enjoy.

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    Excellent Job Tom! Must have been a big fish kind of day!
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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    ...and thats the way we do it. Awesome job on the brownies. Great pics Tom.

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    Outstanding folks!!!

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    Those are some beauties.....Congrats...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbonz View Post
    Those are some beauties.....Congrats...


    This----RO you are the Cobia catching dude

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    Awesome job. Can't wait to tangle with a bruiser of my own.

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    Dang, I need to get me one of those. Hopefully soon
    Tight lines!

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    Ruff, you killed them. Glad to see all that time and chum paying off for you. Congrats! So jealous.
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    Those things are like an excellent steak on the grill. Good job.
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