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Old 05-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Cobia on Tues. 5/6/08

<SPAN id=_ctl1_ctlTopic_ctlPanelBar_ctlTopicsRepeater__c tl1_lblFullMessage>OK, first time posting here but feel compelled...not sure if I am in the right section, so go easy on me...went out with a buddy of mine who had never been salt water fishing here (and who is a marine pilot just stationed in Pcola) to kill kingfish on Tues morning, and had some success...kept two ofsix caught. We ran in to the beach to anchor out in front of the Dock restaraunt for a burger and beer before heading in....this was about 12 noon. Right on the beach we saw some spanish so we flipped gotchas at em (this is all within the second sandbar...so 100 feet to the beach. We got a few nice spanish and were fixing to anchor when I saw a cobia coming along the first sandbar, right in front of us...I grabbed the spinning rod with the only lure I had on (the silver gotcha with the feather thingon the back) and lobbed it out in front of him. He took it and I set the drag carefully...25 LB Sufix and a 40 LB mono flouro leader made me nervous. I fought while my buddy drove...we chased for a while right on the beach..1 hour 22 minutes later we boat him...

I knowthat people are calling BS on the whole thing...thing is, I don't fish for Cobia, but like any other fisherman, I take my shots where I see em. I have pics and some video of the actual fight (some showing the gotcha in the corner of her mouth) which I will post tonight. The fish weighed 82.5 LBS 2 hours after being put in the box. This was my first time ever casting to a Cobia, and YES I know I got very lucky.

Now for the crazy part: I had no scale, but wanted to weigh her bc I knew she was pretty big. A guy down on the beach suggested I weigh her at the peir. I have the # in my phone, so I called to see if that was cool. The fellow on the phone said hell yes, bring her up.Well, before I could, I got a phone call from "Jerry" on the pier, telling me it would be easier to just pull up to the pier so he could lower us a scale...I thought bout it, asked him if it wouldn't piss off the guys fishing up there. He said just come to where he was waving which should not be a problem. I did it...I know ALL THE RULES...I dive, fish from boats and piers/bridges, etc....but the guy said come on so I did....Gimme a ticket if you don't like it, and I'll pay it.

Anyway, long and short of it is that after we weighed it, we dropped his scale in the drink, so I owe him a scale.(Jerry is a good guy, he later told me not to worry about the scale....but that is not right. I will be bringing you a new scale Jerry...and thanks for the help). Well, aswe weresitting beside the pier, nowhere near anyones fishing line,we start hearing the "regular" cobia fisherman cursing at us, calling us every name you can think of. My buddy asks if they are serious. I say oh yes...I have seen the cobia fishermen on the pier RUN CHILDREN OVER trying to cast to a cobe or a turtle or whatever...broken poles and no apologies, knock a tourist over no apologies...no regard for the basic rules commonplace to any civilized scene. So to hear them cussing us out for catching "THEIR COBIA" was no shock to me. Of course I knew that they are notorious for lobbing jigs at boats. I have never had this to worry about bc I try to respect the pier and their lines and casting requirement (they could need to make a long cast to reach a cruising fish). Also, I think the law also requires 500', or something like that...?

Well we did not get hit, but 2 jigs plopped in about 2 feet from the boat, and one line went over, touching my buddy's shoulder. If I could have grabbed it in time, I would have cleated that line and taken off...Well, just for the guys that were throwing on us, we know who you are now. The REGULARS on the pier didn't want to ID you while everybody was around...but you IDIOTS THREW ON MY BOAT WITH 50 PEOPLE WATCHING YOU.

My trip to the pier with the deputies right after was not to arrest anyone...it was to figure out who we could talk to about it AFTERWARDS. One more thing, you show up great on video we took of you throwing on us. You are aware that aside from being pointless, stupid and dangerous, it is a FELONY to launch any missile at a boat....you did know that didn't you. What do you expect to achieve? Do you want to injure someone when you do that? You can't expect any good to come from it!

Here is the bottom line...youwere JEALOUS and PISSED OFF because you think that was your fish. You think I "cut you off". Gimme a break. I don't even have the gear to properly pursue cobia. Quit your crying, because you would have casted to that fish, too. Oh yea, one more thing.. You saw us anchored on the beach right after that. If you were angry and bold enought to throw a jig at us when you were 35 feet in the air and safe, why not come throw it at us from 3 feet away? Maybe bc you would get something thrown back at you? If you threw on my boat, you are a coward. Get a life...I love to fish...been out 5 days straight now, but I know that there are more important things than a damned fish. When you figure that out, you will be all grown up.

As for MY cobia, it is delicious. I got some good advice back at Navy Point from REEL TWIZTID and his buddies on how to grill it up. AWESOME TASTING FISH!!

Thanks for all the help to those who helped, and screw you to those who hated.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Congrats man :clap. As far as the pier rats, your 100% right when it comes to the attitude they carry. NOT ALL FOR SURE, BUT THERE IS A GROUP THAT ALWAYS DOES WHAT EVER THEY WANT AND THEY ACT HOW THEY WANT REGARDLESS OF RIGHT AND WRONG. Start catching fish and you best bet they are going to crowd you like no tomorrow. Or in your case, BOMB you with cobia jigs, I have yet to see anyone actually get hit but man more than a handle full have come super close.

THEY ARE COWARDS BECASUE THEY WONT ACT THE SAME, FACE TO FACE. GLAD YOUR FISH WAS GOOD AND NEVER LET THIS GROUP BOTHER YOU. I still fish the pier becasue I love fishing myself, but it does kinda suck when other try to ruin your fun.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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i wasn't there, but just fro the record, it's illegal to park your boat(or be with 500' ) of a public swimming area....

and don't stereotype every person on to the pier into the "asshole" group, most of those guys have forgot about more fish than 1/2 the people on the forum will ever catch... so don't be so stereotypical...that's not right...

and let's see the video... i'll name the mother f-ers.... chances are i don't like 'em anyways!

not defending anyone by any means, i just don't like being clasified into the "asshole" group...

By the way, NICE COBE!.... let's see a pic!
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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on a side note, i don't throw at boats.... but if someone is coming by with lines out trolling, GAME ON! (i have about 30 stretch 25s &amp; 30s from the last 5 years... you're more than welcome to them)
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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VS200B (5/7/2008), most of those guys have forgot about more fish than 1/2 the people on the forum will ever catch... so don't be so stereotypical...

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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VS200B (5/7/2008), most of those guys have forgot about more fish than 1/2 the people on the forum will ever catch... so don't be so stereotypical...

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Thought this was a pretty a'hole statement at first.Then I realized that 1/2 the people on the forum don't get to fish a whole lot, so your probably right.

I could definately understandbeing angry about having weights thrown at you or your boat. People on the pierprobably didn't take the time to see what was going on, just jealous that you had a good fish in the boat. Like everyone else, I would love to see a pic. And I'm a little jealous that you have been fishing everyday for five days......
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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Thought this was a pretty a'hole statement at first.Then I realized that 1/2 the people on the forum don't get to fish a whole lot, so your probably right.

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wasn't trying to be an asshole... just making an observation.
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Good fish...Long story...post the pics..and somebody call the waahhhbulance
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:58 PM   #10
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Last time I checked assault with a deadly weapon (i.e. Cobia jig) over-rules the being to close to the pier fine anyday. You have every right to be upset.
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