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Cobia Fishing is Here


Feb 13, 2013, 3:40 AM

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Cobia Fishing is Here

February 6, 2013

Hump day Wednesday was a prime fishing day for Lady Pamela II sportfishing. We trolled the reef edge for awhile, bagging a few kingfish and some bonitos. Then it was out into 350 feet of water where we did some deep-dropping. The tilefish bite was still on and our anglers boated 30 nice fish. To top things off we hooked into a big shark that gave our guys a workout. Just as it was getting close enough to the boat to identify, the fish came free and was gone. It turns out the brute actually broke the hook. Thatís fishing!

The Lady Pamela III driftboat also had some good fishing, bringing in a nice mix of yellowtail and mangrove snappers, and lots of porgys while bottomfishing. A few surface predators got in on the action as well, with a couple of our anglers landing a kingfish and a blackfin tuna.

February 8, 2013

Today was the first time this year that cobias have taken our baits. Cobia migrate south in search of warm water, and are often found swimming with manta rays, but today we just stumbled across some while trolling. The Lady Pamela II was working itsí way north about 10 miles on an all day charter and we had caught some nice kingfish. Then we hooked a nice cobia. These fish often run in small schools and we soon hooked up three more. These were nice fish weighing up to 45 lbs. The kings we nice sized too, with one weighing over 20 lbs. Sure was a nice way to start the weekend!

Tight Lines,

Capt David Ide

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