Caught Aboard the:
My brother Bob, Alan Coxe and Donnie Poston
get to cash in on the Cobia again.
Today my fishing buddies was my brother
Bob his best friend and longtime friend Alan Coxe and my buddy Donnie
Poston go back out in hopes of cashing in on the annual Cobia run.
Since we are sight fishing for Cobia this time of year it is
not necessary to leave so early so we met at Bluepoints Marina at 9:00
am. The weather today was in a word, spectacular, and we were able to
find some Manta Rays down near the south end of Patrick Air Forece Base
in 45 feet of water. They were a little lock-jawed, however, persistence
paid of with us be able to ice down three fish.
We had an opportunity first thing in the morning when we
encountered a real marine oddity, known locally as an "Ocean
Sunfish" or also the "Mola
Mola". This fish is unusual in that it looks like a swimming head
and is propelled by its dorsal and caudal fin. Their diet consists oddly
enough of primarily jellyfish and Portuguese Man-of-War. A real treat
since they are quite rare.
Final tally for the day:
3 keeper Cobia
A rare treat, and
Ocean Sunfish or
Another picture of our swimming head.
Alan with a nice Cobia.
Brother Bob, Donnie, and Alan with
the catch of the day.