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Coastal Fishing

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big trips over 23 lbs

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fell for a meahog jig

 

 

The Coastal fishing along Florida coasts injects hope and promise. Every year after the winter doldrums start to wane I slip away quietly to cure an obsession. Before the coastal fishing really get kicked up back in NC, I get away for a month and go fishing! We fish new places, find new friends, catch new fish. Just a piscatorial precursor to hot NC early summer fishing thats to come. I really have over the last few years fallen in love with these tripletail. They have all the caveats of cobia fishing just with smaller tackle. Honestly they seem to be harder to sightcast to than cobia. We got em pretty good with friends Clinton and Bobalama. Fish from 4-23lbs! Getting a 30 inch triple to the boat on ten pound braid is a fun and challenging feat. Oh I almost forgot, they are absolutely delicious for that little meathog in ya! Cobia over on the East Coast were slow. We were entranced many days by the Mantas everywhere, somedays riding by over 30 a day.  We mustered up five keeper cobia over the 50 lb mark out of the four dedicated days we went for em.cobia-cape-canerval Felt lucky to have them! Somehow we just kept drifting back to tripletail land! The locals, thanks so much, John and Ken and all you guys thanks for all you do! The fish fry, their laid back style, flounder master, you guys just “get it!” Coastal fishing in Florida continued over to the Gulf side. Dock partner Capt, Bobby of the Fish N Fool brought out his family for a few hours and landed sheepshead, spanish, hooked some goliaths, and Zoey boxed her a 50lb cobia!coastal-fishing Not bad for a place neither of us have fish before! My wife and kids have joined us for Easter week. That made everything great along with the weather. The highlight, little Mckenna wanted to go fishing. So her Moma and her brother Gabriel climbed aboard about the crack of 11. She asked how to see cobia and after a quick explanation five minutes later she goes “there’s some daddy?!” Yep my little girl outspotted the ahem, “pro?”! Triple header coming in! Two on the deck! 30 and a 50! Meathog orange big bens! Could not have been more happy and proud. It’s those little moments that makes life so much better! meathog-jigs-big-ben

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Kenna and Gabe show me how its done!

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