Caught Aboard the:
A half day for the ladies from Texas catch plenty of
Kingfish for dinner and a bonus Cobia.
Today my fishing buddies were a group
of fun loving gals from Texas who are vacationing in Cocoa Beach and
wanted to put together enough fish for a meal before they return home
and take a little fish back to Texas. Fishing with me today was Earla
Ahrens, Patrricia Snow, Tammy Kister, and Terri Scott. I also had my
good friend Donny Poston go along as my mate today to help out and be
the designated driver for me should we decide to run up to Hetzel shoal
to do a little sight fishing for Cobia.
This charter was a little unusual in that today the ladies
requested an afternoon start at 1:00 PM in lieu of the usual morning
departure. We departed a 1:00 PM and stopped by Bluepoints Marina for a
little fuel and then opted to run down the beach for bait rather than
trying to net the pogies in the port. The pogies weren't really balled
up very well but we were able to acquire enough of them down near the
Cocoa Beach pier.
We then took off to 8A reef and began to do the usual
slow-trolling of pogies that I love so well and produces quality fish so
consistently. First up within minutes of our arrival we got a really
good strike with a long run and unfortunately pulled the hooks after
about a ten minute battle. We continued to get a hits here and there and
picked away at the Kingfish and got the job done with a 22 pound fish
for Terri being the largest Kingfish of the day. When it was Patricia's
turn she was lucky to get a strike from what turned out to be a keeper
Cobia to add to the menu. Not bad for her first fish ever on a deep sea
We finished our fun afternoon with a 32 knot cruise back to
the port on a nearly flat calm sea with plenty of fish for dinner, lots
of fun, and a great way to spend the afternoon with a great bunch of fun
Final tally for the day:
1 Cobia at about 37"
1 Remora released
Earla gets a Kingfish for dinner.
A Cobia for Patricia on her first
offshore fishing trip.
Terri gets a Kingfish over twenty
Tammy get in on the action as well.
Terri adds to the list of dinner
Today's Fishin ladies from Texas
(Pictured from left to right: Terri, Tammy, Earla, and Patricia)