Oddball night out

Seems like the near shore red tide has moved our fall migrating cobia into the bays and coastal areas. Went out last night fishing the incoming tide. Was hoping to find some big snook and tarpon, but had a hard time getting our baits through..... COBIA? Wound up landing 3 up to 30lbs and broke off another pig. The cobia bit best on slack tide using Hogy HDUV Black/Purple Flake Paddle Tails on 1oz Jig Heads.

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Once the tide started to dump in, we could smell and feel the burn of red tide in the water. It wasn't terrible, but it was noticeable.

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Bait (Ballyhoo and Pilchards) were thick, but we stuck to jigging and casting Hogy Soft Baits to hook another 3 tarpon up to 150lb. Called it a night by 2am and spent some time at the filet table prepping the Cobia.

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Looks like it's going to be good eats this weekend!

As always - Check out my blog for more local fishing fun: www.theintrepidangler.com

Replies

  • Riptide ReaperRiptide Reaper Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    Great catches and a wonderful report! Where were you guys at? Boca grande?
  • PmckhPmckh Posts: 199 Officer
    Awesome fish as always and some great dinner! Those hogys work their magic
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BinderBinder Posts: 3,857 Captain
    :applause
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 2,873 Captain
    I really wish you wouldn't post these reports up. Makes me feel inadequate. :kick
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith Magnussen - Crooked Rod Charters
    Instagram is @crooked_rod_charters
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,562 Captain
    kmagnuss wrote: »
    I really wish you wouldn't post these reports up. Makes me feel inadequate. :kick

    Right.... Cobia is one I want to catch.
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 2,873 Captain
    Seriously... I' fished literally 8-15 hours a week every week and I've never caught a cobia. Ross catches them on accident. Lol.
    Tarpon... everything else is just bait.
    Captain Keith Magnussen - Crooked Rod Charters
    Instagram is @crooked_rod_charters
  • Captain RossCaptain Ross Posts: 289 Officer
    It was dumb luck to find them. We occasionally catch 1 a night. This was a school of somewhat misplaced fish that wanted to visit my grill. I'll take a lucky chance anytime!
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