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cobia at the snapper hole

Capt. Mark Rosen
June 29, 2017
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

I took 2 couples out to the snapper hole yesterday A mother and Daughter and a father and 7 year old son. Weather was perfect extremely light winds and flat seas. Sea temperature was 80 degrees and at least 30 feet of visibility. The last couple of days we had a reverse current instead of running from south going north the current was running south out of the north, the cause of that is typically a large edie coming off the gulf stream. It does make the fishing a challenge. Yesterday the current was much less than the day before. They caught lots of fish but not a lot they could put in the box. The 7 year old caught a nice Hind Grouper, it was his first time fishing in the ocean. They caught a nice trigger fish but everything else at first was short lots of grunts, vermilion snapper and trigger fish. I was able to buy some greenies from the bait guy at the ramp so we had live bait on a both a top line with a float and a bottom line along with the triple hook chicken rigs they were each using. We caught a nice Bonita on the top line but unfortunately it broke off before I could net it. We also had several large fish hit the bottom live bait and bite off most likely large sharks. Then a large fish hit the mom's chicken rig and started pulling drag. She was using a penn 320 on an ugly stick. We tried to get all the other lines in but the daughter ended u hooking a remora so we cut that line. The fish ran under and the boat and wrapped around the engine I was a able to lift the engine and pass the rod around it without losing the fish. When the fish got close I could see it was a nice size cobia and was able to net it on the first try.. We stayed a little longer to see if a second cobia might have been around when a a large fish took the top bait when we got that to the boat it was a nice large Bonita which we were able to net and then release.

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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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