We just got back from a trip up to dewinterize our house in MO. and get in some turkey hunting. Found a nice gobbler
We have a 10 day trip to Marathon planned with the Butchbals. I called Butch and we decided to run the boat out and check everything. Good excuse to look for some cobia. Pick up some pinfish and headed out to some nearshore rocks. Of course the girls wanted to go. Crew filled. Chum put out. Floated pinfish. Groupers small and large started coming in. Here is a pic of a red grouper. We have not ever caught one so close. We were in 15ft. We caught 3. The tide changed and the cobia bite went off. For an hour we had cobia around the boat. Caught 5 with everyone catching one. Cobia chaos for a good hour and half! None made the new legal mark. All fish got released in good shape. Goal accomplished. Boat checked out and bonus cobia action. Time to switch gears and start getting ready for our epic trip to Marathon. Of course we have plans to fish for multiple kinds of fish. I will post up as the trip unwinds. Enjoy.
Super excited about our keys safari, 10 days in Marathon. We are going to start off the first day with a private offshore charter for tuna, wahoo, and mahi. Tom arranged the trip with a local charter captain who is going to also going get us up the speed on the local waters as we will be fishing from my boat the rest of the trip. Maybe we'll get our keeper cobia down there
To many fish caught inshore.
Cobia size was upped due to panhandle guides complaining about few large fish making it that far north and being fished hard in sw and west central early.