Flew down saturday am to fish for two days straight.
We loaded up with pilchards and hit the Nassau wreck in about 220 feet.
blue runner after blue runner came up. we had a few runoffs that i assume were sharks. we drifted a pilchard on top but no bites.
we then moved a little shallower to about 180 i found a little snag. big lane snappers and the pictured jack cravelle . we shot into Robbies for a quick lunch and headed back tot he reef. we we anchored in 80 feet. kinda slow so we moved in even further.
on a patch in 30 feet we had nonstop quality action. Yellowtail to 16 inches, a keeper red grouper, plenty of throwback reds, and the yellowjack pictured. A morey eel was hooked but we didnt get a picture.
so we finished up at sunset drifting ballyhoo in 120 feet hoping for a tuna or wahoo bite but no takers.
loaded up with pilchards and decided to make the long run to the gulf wrecks to see whats biting. on the way out we cruised the pots for tripletails, landed a few small ones. but didnt see too many overall.
we get set up 35 miles from my dock in 20 feet of water off cape sable. immediately the jacks and sharks are in the slick. even before we get baited up a keeper cobia swims right up. he didnt stay long and i was hoping that would not be our only shot. for the next 3 hours we battled goliath after goliath feeding them live 2lb jacks. the occasional shark and spanish mack came thru and crashed the party. the tide changed and we reset the anchor as the wind picked up. we were emptying the chum bag to clean up and i see the cobia swimming about 20 yards off the back. i had one jumbo live shrimp about 7" long on a snapper rod and fired it away. cobia inhaled and had me around the boat for 20 mintues on the 3500 size reel and 20 lb floro leader. my buddy, gaffed the fish right in the head perfect shot and we landed the fish. (was his first time gaffing anything)
by this time the wind was 15-18 out of the east and we got our butted kicked for the first 12 miles till he could get in the park. well worth the pounding.
be back down in a week.
any info helps!
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