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Old 02-12-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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i have a 21 foot bay boat and its hard to spot a cobiawithout a cobia tower. i was thinking about anchoring off and chumming like crazy when they start to come in. does any one else have any better advice ?? thanks
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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It's worked before. Go to one of the buoys, drop anchor and wait for them. Who knows what you'll catch.

BUT if it's a nice 3 foot day you can spot some cobia from about anything that floats.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:53 AM   #3
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This works great in the later spring and summer months,on wrecks off the beach,but they seem to have other things on their mind inthe earlypart of the seasonand are fairly dedicated on their westerly course.Best bet is to find someone with a tower or just do the best you can looking without one,and yeah when I was a kid I tried the chumming idea a time or 2.
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Get a sterp ladder,652 bungee cords,some duct tape......ah nevermind :letsdrink
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thanks a ton !
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:11 AM   #6
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i have seen 3 different boats with that set up
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #7
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You could troll a williamson ribbonfish on a downrigger or Mann's makes a stretch lure that is like an eel that goes down 30 feet
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Island24 (2/20/2009)You could troll a williamson ribbonfish on a downrigger or Mann's makes a stretch lure that is like an eel that goes down 30 feet
have you done this before with any success? cause i have a whole bunch of the williamson ribbons.
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If you wanted to try chumming early season, I would go offshore to the edge or something and Aj fish and chum while your out there, probaly a better chance of seeing them out there in early march. But, YOU NEVER KNOW with cobia, they arefreaks of nature!!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:35 PM   #10
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you might actually find better results on days that most cobia fishermen would call poor conditions. if the current is east to west, you can put out a heavy chum line. with the current going towards where they're coming from, you have a better chance of intercepting them. they will continue to swim west to east even with an opposing current, so you could have some decent success chumming when the current is opposite their migration.
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