Sunday, 2-21-10 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 23, 2010
Capt. Eric

Steve and Eric O.

Eric O. and Steve were ready to go fishing. Another great day of weather. In the morning there was no winds and the ocean was a lake. First thing we went and cast netted some bait (pins and butters),  then we ran straight out to Bethel Buoy. On the way we came across a big school of bait. Mostly Sardines with a few thread-fins mixed in.  We skipped the buoy and went to the ledge. Eric was free-lining a Sardine and hooked up first with a nice Cobia. I got to give it the gaff. I think that is my favorite moment when fishing. It was near 23lbs. We fished the bottom for a couple of hours, catching Sea-Bass, a couple of Gag Grouper, two decent Mangrove Snappers, a Mutton Snapper, a big Trigger, and a few Kingfish. We did search for more Cobia and never were able to spot any. The winds picked up a bit out of the S.E. and it was getting late, so we headed in. It was a lot of fun and a great day of fishing.

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