I had completely given up on the cobia. Was on the way in the inlet and about to pull it back in the no wake zone when I ran across a pair of
keepers, the larger being close to 50 pounds. They went down but despite all the boat traffic and rocking and rolling they popped back up. I hooked both of them and lost them both on
the same cast. I could not believe that we found them again paddling along, right in the middle of all the slop. This time I hooked the little one and the big one was much more finicky. Instead of taking a chance of losing the one on the line for a second time, we took the shot with the gaff and let the bigger one swim free until tomorrow.
We did a lot of looking and those were
the only cobia that we saw......after i had given up
I did see a decent school of tarpon and a pair of 100 pounders
cruising along the shallows. I will have something for them tomorrow.