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SI Offshore 2/25: Plan B

Cobia sight fishing conditions were poor so we decided to work some bottom spots. We got on one spot that was loaded with big trigger. They showed nicely on the Furuno elevated above the reef. It was sweet hooking them on a 2oz jig with strip. Popping this on the bottom was fun and more productive than a typical trigger rig. But, when my fancy jigging rod double over, I said “that’s no trigger boys”. I’d work her up a few pumps then she’d tear the 30# braid right back off. We got her in after a long game of tug-o-war. When released, she initially went belly up, so we untied the anchor and retrieved/vented her. This time she swam down nicely. I hope someday we’ll be able to enjoy a nice red snapper dinner with our family. This trip we'll have to be satisified with screaming drag, fried trigger fish and good times with friends.
Capt. Randy Lang
Sebastian Gypsy Fishing Charters
Inshore and Offshore Charters from Sebastian


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