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Old 04-05-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question no tower cobia advice?

i have a 20 ft cape horn with t-top, i was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on my best chances for cobia run, should i anchor up and chum or or troll and look i can only get about 9ft. in the air with no tower.thanks
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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I know that Myles Colley and Gump got a lot of cobes in a Cape that size- I would not anchor up- just go out and look like everyone else. Get as elevated off the deck as you safely can.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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If I were you would just cruise the beach and get as high off the water as possible (like mdrobe said). I have seen and caught many right off the front of a 19 ft key west and the front of a blazer bay which is MUCH lower than your Cape so my advice is get out there and start lookin.
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I saw several smaller boats with one person on the bow looking and one driving slowly. Looked a little risky to me for a dip in the drink but at least one hooked up while we were there.
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There's one guy out there that has a step ladder on his bow. Not sure I'd risk it, but I guess ya gotta do what you gotta do?
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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When I was a kid we would take turns standing on the console of a Mako 171. We never had a problem seeing fish.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #7
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thanks for the advice gentlemen! i'll give it a try
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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I often put a 12 ft. ladder, a-frame in the rear across my bait well. the side of the ladder ties perfectly to the rear of the t-top which makes it very solid. For reference, I have a 19' cape horn.
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Holy sh*t that's awesome. Tell me you attached a cup holder to that ladder somewhere. I'd hate for you to spill a beer.
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Holy sh*t that's awesome. Tell me you attached a cup holder to that ladder somewhere. I'd hate for you to spill a beer.
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