Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fizzle and Fire

The Roanoke seems to have fizzled out.   A decent late afternoon or early morning bite, but other than the last reported great days, the motherload never arrived.    I made my first cobia trip today, we road 70+ miles and saw one dink, put some bait on the bottom at the inlet and hooked a good 'un, only to get it cut off by another boat......yet another reason I would rather sight cast by myself than anchor up in a crowd.  Actually, we were pretty much by ourselves, but when we were identified as a hooked up boat, one of the observing boats decided to give it a try and dropped their anchor between us and the fish as we were casting off the anchor ball.  Busted that one off.   Up the beach there was a really good bite.