Hot Pink Cobia

Had the pleasure to fish with renowned guide Capt. Scott Lum and Jessica Stern aboard the “Outcast” this week. You may have seen Capt. Scott on a recent episode of Addictive Fishing with Blair Wiggins and a couple recent episodes of Average Angler Adventures with Glen Pla. Scott is known for doing some pretty funny stuff on camera so look those episodes up and see for yourself.

Anyways, the Cobia are slowly thinning out but fish are still around to be caught. Alot of patience and covering alot of ground paid off for us when we ran upon an area with a couple rays loaded with Cobia….we even saw a few on a Leather Back turtle. Cobia can be picky at times, usually they will jump on anything thrown in their face but this day was a little unusual. They were not wanting to eat live bait or the usual Cobia jig, they wanted the Hot Pink D.O.A. Swimming Mullet! Most of the fish chased down livies and jigs but didn’t commit, but once they saw the Swimming Mullet, they engulfed it right away. The next day could be the opposite so make sure you keep multiple rods rigged with different baits, colors and sizes. The set up that I use for Cobia is a 7’6 Heavy action rod by TFO(Temple Fork Outfitters), a Shimano Spheros 8000FB loaded with 30lb Power Pro. The longer rod matched with braided line helps me make super long casts at rays so we don’t have to get too close to it causing it to spook and head for the bottom. You can pick all these items up at Harry Goodes Outdoor Shop in Melbourne if you are in the East Central area of FL. Tell Rich I sent ya!

We also saw a Tripletail on the way out that Jessica put her time in to entice the fish to eat…..good job Jess!

-Capt. Willy Le

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