Anglers report good catch of cobia
This week, I did not fish very much. Well, at least for me. My Pathfinder was in the shop for routine maintenance. Of course, for the few days it was out of service, the weather was perfect. Anglers that did get out during the calm weather window reported good catches of cobia while fishing over artificial reefs and live bottom areas. One of my goals this year is to complete what I call a “Nearshore Slam” on the fly. This will require me to catch a shark, Spanish mackerel and cobia in a single day using only a fly rod. The next few weeks are the optimal time to get it done. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.
When you do not fish every day, it can take a few hours or all day long to figure out where the fish are and how to make them eat. On Friday, I fished with my neighbor, Mike Little. Fishing with Mike was fun. However, catching fish was tough.
Our plan was to target trout on the falling tide and then late in the afternoon switch to top water lures for redfish. It was a good plan, but it never came together. This time of year, trout and bluefish stack up near creek drains on the falling tide. If you cast a lure into a creek drain the chances are good you will catch a trout or bluefish. Not so on Friday! The few trout that we did catch were tiny. We each caught a flounder. So, Mike and I were in the running to complete inshore slams. All we needed was a redfish. Try as we might, it did not happen. No redfish. No inshore slam. No regrets. Mike and I had a great time!