I took Derek and Alden Redwine, Jose Wejebe and Trevor Petro fishing for cobia on Trevor’s birthday. We saw a few free swimmers that wouldn’t bite anything we threw at them. Then, we found a manta ray loaded with cobes. We ended up catching four keepers to 30 lbs and a couple throw backs in a matter of just a few minutes. While we were heading to another area to look for more fish, Derek spotted the highlight of the year! What we initially thought was another ray, turned out to be a 15 ft great white shark!! It was an awesome sight to see the behemoth swimming beside the boat! What a birthday present for Trevor and the rest of us!!
Author: Capt. Scott Bussen
Capt. Scott Bussen has been a professional fisherman and Central Florida resident for over 40 years.