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Cobia

Capt. Mark Rosen
January 7, 2017
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

I took a father and 16 year old son out fishing. We started at the 60 foot reef lots of grunts and large barracudas we kept getting bit off. The seas were flat water temp was 74 degrees water clarity was about 20 feet. I decided to move out to the snapper hole so I started at my favorite go to spot in 80 feet the reef comes up to 70 feet when you're on spot. We were still catching grunts but they were large for a grunt. We were also catching Trigger fish most were 12" and released we did boat 1 that was 15" a few lane snapper but it was slow, and we were catching spinner sharks so I decided to make a move south hoping the water temp would increase and wed get away from the sharks. We started getting nicer lanes and some short vermilion snapper. I had a line with live bait on top and 2 live baits on the bottom. Both bottom lines hit off and we had 2 cobia on, the kid had 1 and the dad had another the kids got to the boat first but it was on a very long leader and it was a big fish. I tried to leader the fish and get it in position to galf it but it ended up breaking. The second fish go to the boat and I was able to net it on the first try, a nice 35" cobia. We put the lines back in again and both hit off we got the first one to the boat, it was roughly 15 feet from the boat and a very large bull shark came up and took the entire cobia in one mouthful. The kid fought the second one and all of a sudden he had an additional hit on the line then it was gone. They were pretty beat and it was at the end of the day so we called it and headed back to the ramp

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I specialize in groups of 4 or less anglers. I have 2 boats a 20 foot flats boat and a 24 foot center console I charge by the person not the trip

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Port St. Lucie Fishing Charters
6130 NW Duke Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: 772-340-7440
Alt. Phone: 609-558-5858
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