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Took the family fishing on Saturday. The snapper bite was slow and we managed our limit of 18". What was interesting was that we caught 4-5 young cobia for each snapper. Is it normal for that many young cobia to hang out this time of year? Thanks.
 

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Seems my newbies have a nack for catching those by reeling real slow at the surface...best way to catch them I've seen, often catching the same one numerous times when released....:bangin:
 

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All seriousness though we too have caught a few 20-24" ones while bottom fishing lately and didn't catch any like that last year???
 

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They're a blast when they crash your sabiki and then fling the gold hooks of death all around the boat. Last time I got into them, I pulled those dang hooks out of both arms and legs. They went bat shit crazy once I brought them over the gunwhale.
 

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I think it's a baby cobia. I have some mounted that look just like it. Why would the charter captain lie to me?
That's not a Cobia, it's a baby Ling. I caught bunches of those. Them suckers will eat most anything. They're great grilled. :shifty:
 
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