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2012 Cobia

Capt. Eric Cline
January 8, 2012
Key West - Saltwater Fishing Report

January 2nd in Key West brought with it the promise of a significant high pressure system moving through the area. So armed with a simple plan to run north into the Gulf of Mexico to a secret wreck and fish for Cobia until the weather would force us back to Key West. We loaded up on Pinfish just outside the marina and headed north out Caulda channel for the first Cobia trip of 2012. Once I found the wreck and anchored up just northwest of it, I had the first Cobia on my line in just minutes. Live Pinfish, a #5 circle hook, and 20lb. florocarbon witha 1/8oz. sinker worked great. We ended up catching six nice Cobia. We just kept two for the grill and released the rest. Using a #2 circle hook and squid, we caught a mixture of Lane and Grey snappers off the bottom. Around 12 p.m, you could see a dark ominous wall of clouds moving to the south. While we never hooked the "big one", we kept seeing it come up with the hooked fish. The Cobia were definitely biting as the high pressure system approached Key West. So as the winds picked up, it was time to pull the anchor and run 9 miles back to Key West. Another great afternoon in the Gulf with friends and family.
Capt. Eric Cline
www.charterskw.com

Key West Fishing Forecast:

The Cobia bite will remain hot through mid March or early April when the water begins to warm up.

Target Species:

Cobia

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Light Tackle fishing on 27ft center console. Inshore fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, on the reefs and wrecks.Tarpon fishing year round in Gulf and Atlantic oceans. Offshore Dolphin and Wahoo fishing from April till October. LObstering and Spearfishing also.

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Custom Charters
31328 Avenue E
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Phone: 305-712-0068
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