Chipper and I

8-26-08 Cobia Well it felt great to be back on the water again. Sorry folks with the weather and working on the boat lately, it’s been tough to fish. The water is still dirty from the storm. Mostly freshwater from the river’s. The tides have been longer on the outgoing. Tides are unusually high. The weather today was perfect. Sunny and calm. No wind until around 2 p.m.  when it picked up to 10 mph. S.E.
We looked for the Crabs this morning but no luck. Mullet are everywhere. We did fish for the Croakers and they were there, we caught about 2 dozen in 30 minutes. We made our way over to the Inlet. We landed a few nice keeper size Snook. After some Snook action we made our way to another spot. When we got arrived there wasn’t much going on. We fished for a bit and then it just turned on. We caught 3 Reds in the 30″ range, a few Red Snapper just short, 4 Black drum in the 20″ range, 2 Cobia that were around 20lbs. and 1 monster Jack. We also lost some really nice fish. The Cobia was fun Chipper got his first on a croaker. It had a second Cobia trailing, I threw out on it and hooked it up. The Cobia threw the hook and I couldn’t get him to hit again. About an hour later I hooked the same Cobia with a live shrimp and on lighter tackle. That fish was tons of fun. I needed that!….