3/19/11. Big crew on the boat today with myself, Mike Nicholas, Cody Gordon, Mike Renfro, Joe Hedman and Logan Scrach. Fishing was extremely slow the first half of the day, maybe it was the super moon! Boredom got the best of us, so we started shooting clays off the back of the boat. Of course, that’s when it happened. Somebody on the roof yells “COBIA”!! After scrambling to put the shotgun away and take the boat off autopilot, jigs are-a-flyin! We end up catching four cobia with three of them being nice keepers. A little while later, we happen upon three free-swimmers. We hook two of the three but pull the hooks on both before they made it to the boat. After catching only one more freeswimmer, we land on some rays around 4:30 in the afternoon. We had some fast action for a couple hours, catching a few and pulling the hooks on a few more. All in all, the day was long, but turned out ok, having caught 9 for the box.
Author: Capt. Scott Bussen
Capt. Scott Bussen has been a professional fisherman and Central Florida resident for over 40 years.