Nice Cobia Surprise

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    Nice Cobia Surprise

    Took advantage of east wind and flat seas to wonder out to the 95 ft mark to bag a few red grouper for the dinner table. While working a broken limestone area a dark "shark-like" outline appeared just under the boat. We held a sardine just under the surface on a grouper rig and discovered the shark was a 52 " Cobia.
    Great fight right alongside the boat. The fish spent a lot of time jumping and going crazy on the surface for most of the fight.
    We managed to bag this guy, along with a bunch of typical red grouper (nothing huge, but decent keepers) and some really nice Lane Snapper. Great day on the water.
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    Boy a catch like that would put a smile on my face. Now ijust need a crew that could head out at a moments notice??
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    Way to go Kevin
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    Well done Kevin...We also picked up a nice Cobia yesterday
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    Great fish. Did you cook it up yet?

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    that IS nice. moments notice! I could do that! just let me know a week in advance!

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    Nigel,

    I saw that. Great fish as well. It looks like a few nice Cobia have been caught recently. Hopefully it will continue.
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    Nice Kevin. Yes, the Cobia are here in full force from everything I have heard from this past week.

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