From Stingray Light take a 100 degree heading. You will run smack into it. There are many humps and channels to choose from to set your slick. I have caught several Cobia in that area. Mid July through August seems to be the best time. I have caught mostly small ones there with the the largest in the 30 lb. range. I have only fished that area about a half dozen times over the past few years so I don't feel like I have given it a fair chance. I am sure there are some large ones around. The flats and channels there seem like they should be just what Mr. Brown Suit is looking for.
I fished just north of there last Friday and Saturday, all I got were bass and blues. I believe that when the small trout show up (any time now) the large predators will be close behind. give it a shot, not much pressure in that area.
Got me wanting to try for some cobia. Has anyone tried the silver beach area yet. Coming from windmill pt. think this would be my best place to search. Am going saturday, weather looks great for running across. Anyone w/ info please share.
Ive given it my best rookie shot the past two weekends
1st weekend- Got over and found a nice ledge to set up on. Put chum (frozen) on bottom, and put the baits out. about 25 minutes after setting up, a spot on a fishfinder rig got nailed, and we boated a 27 in. cobia! We really thought it either be a good day, or we'd sit there the rest of the time--- we sat there the rest of the day w/o much activity. While waiting for the tide to turn around, we did some exploring, and after re-setting up, we had a good run, once again a live spot, but suspended about 10' under a bobber. Got the bobber to the boat, and in attempt to remove it, broke the line. All in all a very good weekend for some rookies.
Heres a bog question that sprung up from that trip- both of our runs came within 45 minutes of setting the hook...was it the boat noise? the fresh chum? any other ideas?
last weekend- tide and wind complete opposites, fought it for a while, and after having our baits get tangled around the chum pot the second time, we gave up and went flounder fishing.
Didnt feel like fighting/ paying for eels, but that may help. the main baits Ive used are live spot, croker, and bluefish, and cut bunker. Take plenty of bait, the rays and sharks can wipe you out quick- we were lucky and didn't get hit too bad (couple body-less spot) but talked to some other boats who got skated and sharked to death. I may try it again, but will be sure to plan my trip around the tide and winds cooperating.
You heading out Sat or Sun? I doubt Ill be able to get my act together in time to go Sat, but Sun is definatley a possibility, if SWMBO lets me out.......again... Ive got the cobia bug, and lookin for that big one!
I am fishing both days. one day for the cobia and one for the macks. Going to pick the best day for the cobes so keeping a close eye on the wx right now. Sat has gone from nw to ne, still only 5 knots, but chance of storms saturday.
That is not good in a cc.[grin]
Will keep you posted jrocket if you want to hook up.
Ill give ya a shout on the radio Sat, still havent figured out my plans yet- weatherman cant make up his mind, now W on Sat and E on Sun... neither great for a N/S flowing tide [sad]... if hes right [excited]