Everyone wanted to catch cobia and kings so we hit the cobia hole in 40 feet and chummed like crazy. Within 15 minutes we had a school of 8-10 cobia circling the boat. They were playing hard to get but we were able to get a few to bite, and then they disappeared for a little while but the kings showed up so we started casting gotcha plugs and big spoons. The macs were coming in the boat one after another and we witnessed one of the most amazing mackerel feeding frenzies we have ever seen. The kings were so fired up that we watched as the bigger kings were biting and trying to eat the smaller kings as we were reeling them in. We tried to catch some of the bigger kings on the flat lines with live blue runners but we kept getting average-sized ones. We limited on kings very fast and didn't want to try to take kings off that haven't been gaffed so we switched to the bottom for grouper. The gags were eating our thread fins as fast as we could put them down. After we limited on gags (most of which were over 30 inches)we went out to 55 feet to try to pick up a few red grouper but the red snapper were real thick and it made it hard to keep bait on the bottom. We picked up several more gags that we had to release and a few trigger fish. The guys wanted to go back in close and try to pick up some more cobia and that was the right call. This time we didn't even start to chum and more cobia came right up to the boat. We got a total of 8 in the boat and only lost one. Jim(jrowdy) got the biggest of the day at 84 lbs. He was caught on a 6oz bucktail jig. The weather was scorching hot but the seas were flat and the fish were stacked on my spots. The only problem we had was that my 2 huge coolers couldn't hold all the fish so we had to take our drinks out of our 3rd cooler to keep the fish cold 'till we got in to clean them. What a day!!!
Vin Diesel wanted to go fishing so I took him
triple on 3 different species
now for Jims 84 pounder. He could not hold him horizontal. this was the only way to handle such a long fish.
of course the Captain/gaffer had to get a pic with the beast. He was so heavy that I could not even get his tail off the deck
Last edited by Jimsfishobsession; 10-09-09 at 10:23 PM.