07-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Headed out of Taylor's around 8am. First stop was 3rd island, scouted around for some blacks, but nobody around that we could see. Started running the buoys from there out. First set of buoys off the cape was covered up with 30" fish. Caught 1 of those and moved on. Next set same thing except 1 bigger fish was lurking below. Dropped a lively spot down and he turned on and went straight to the buoy chain, broke off. Saw one other bigger fish, but couldn't get him to bite. Lots of fish in the 30-36" range. Caught one right at 37 and released him. Headed back in around 1230. Seemed like there were more fish in the green water close to the cape. In the clearer water down towards rudee we didn't see the first cobe, did see tons of hardtails though. Beautiful day on the water and we only saw 5-6 other boats all day. Wish we could have stayed tight on the bigger cobe. Maybe next time.
07-26-2008, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the report, heading out in the morning for cobia.
07-26-2008, 06:28 PM
now for my cobia report...anchored on the seas side of the shoal at about 17miles chummed for a few hours nothing, i did see some large black or brown fish jump to the surface in our chum slick. about 11 we moves to the shoal at 14miles on the bayside at just about slack water. started chumming got 2 stingrays in about 5 minutes then 4 or 5 more. the whole time im hearing of caught cobes on the radio so i say the hell with it and got to the 4th island about 1:30 for some spades...no luck i even tried gummy worms. I have never gone thins long with catching a spade!!!!! im thinking it might be time to get a spear gun i they wont come to me ill go to them!
07-26-2008, 06:48 PM
There have been a ton of the smaller cobes out there. The bigger ones seem to be free swimming off the beach.
good luck to you tomorrow. Its gonna be a mad house out there. I have spoke with at least ten different boats that have a similar plan to go looking for cobes tomorrow.