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Old 06-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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I've heard about a lot of folks catching ling. Are they responding to the snapper chumming or what?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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You never know what will come up w/ the chum.
That's one of our preferred methods in the Tidewater area of VA.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
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It seems the cobia are hungry this time of year. May be the water temp. We caught one last time out. The cobia followed an 18" snapper to the boat and we dropped down a cut bait and he hit it like he had not eaten in a month.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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Figures - my entire goal for fishing this year was to catch a cobia. Doesn't look like I'll get the chance to do it, and guys are pulling them up with chum. Someone catch one for me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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We caught one the first weekend of snapper season as we were getting ready to move to a new spot. We had been on the spot we were at for about 30 minutes and as we were situating gear he swam straight up to the boat and inhaled a live threadfin.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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Saw a huge one caught last Thursday off Alabama coast. Guy comes trolling over to me with a gaff in a fish hanging over the side of his boat. gets pretty close and picks it up and says " do you know what kind of fish this is?" my jaw hits the floor. It was a huge cobia. He said it wouldnt fit in his fish box. I told him it would fit in MINE. He declined. Should have told him it was a trash fish and give it to me for cut bait.. I caught one last year. very good eating
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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I caught my first one last time out and I wasn't even chumming. He hit a live bait in the middle of the column. I've also had a couple recently follow snapper up to the boat.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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Seems to be a lot of cobia catches being reported - The ususal pattern is for fish to populate the reefs and rigs after the spring migration. This year is seems like thenumbers are up. I have gotten two so far this snapper season - both in a chum line over a reef intended to raise snapper
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #9
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Ive been out 3 times this snapper season and seen multiples every time out, only got 2 to bite though. Even pitching crabs at em.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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After the migrate they move to the reefs to find food, the further west you go the thicker they will be. Caught more on reefs snapper fishing last year then sight fishing all April. They eat a lot easier now than earlier in the year.
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