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Old 03-24-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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This is my first year Cobia fishing and have never caught any spanish trolling. I was thinking about takin a couple reels and letting the guys below troll for spanish while we looking for cobes. Just wantin an opinion on whats the best bait to troll with.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:45 AM   #2
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I would say put two rods out, make sure you have two extra guys to reel them in when you see a cobia and make sure everyone knows the drill so you dont lose a cobia due to the trolling.

Gotchas, white pompano jigs, and mcdonalds bubble rigs have always worked great for me.
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Your saying you actually troll the pomp jigs? What ounce would be the best?
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We use clark spoons #4 with red bead at the top in Orange beach with good success
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Pomp jigs ?? remember these are toothie critters and you will lose some tackle !!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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#4 clark spoon with red bead 6 to 8 feet 20# fluorocarbon, black barrel swivel , 3/4 ounce weight on the main line or trolling weight
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stretch 25,s used to use a 6 in rebel with bigger hooks, was my best ever, cant find the biggernow. caught a bunch on 25,s and even 30,s last year. macks my #1 quarry then you got kings and whateveralso
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:45 AM   #8
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I personally wouldn't troll with stretchs while cobia fishing because they can take some time to reel in, which could cause you valauble time and lose sight of the fish in the process. Heck we were trolling spoons two years ago with good success but lost sight of a cobia while trying to reel the rods in to maneuver the boat.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:12 AM   #9
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I know people that dont troll during cobia fishing for the very reason of not wanting to miss the chance at a fish. Pomp jigs work it doesnt have to go deep, but yall are right may get some break offs if you dont use a steel leader, but I have had spanish bite off gotchas also. I use steel leaders, knotless steel leader, or heavier leader line to reduce break offs. If it were me I would throw out some gotchas, with 20lb flouro. Spanish like shiny things so remember that when using anything but a black swivel anywhere above the lure. I imagine clark spoons work well too, they are definately not hard to catch.
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is now a good time to troll for spanish around orange beach? im new at this and really want to get back on the water
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