While waiting for the tide to slow, we rigged up for bottom fishing just to kill a little time. Within about 45 minutes we had caught several small Grouper, a couple nice Spanish Mackerel, and almost limited out on Spotted Sea Trout.
As the tide slowed, we rigged up for the Cobia. I use pinfish on a 6/0 octopus hook with about 4 feet of 100 lb. Florocarbon Leader. It didn’t take long before we were hooked up. We landed a couple respectable fish, and saw a couple more before heading inshore for some flats fishing.
Didn’t have much luck in the flats, but we did jump a Tarpon in the 200 lb. range. To be honest, he actually jumped us. We were fishing with 15 lb. test. Chased the Silver King around for about 5 minutes until he made one last leap, and waved good-bye. It was a sight we will never forget.
Headed in about 2 p.m. with a box of Trout, a Cobia, and a memory of the “one that got away”!
Pictured below is Mr. Scott Vanbeek of Ocala with a 22 lb. Cobia.
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This?Yankee Town, Florida Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick