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40 lb Cobia

Postby Emerson » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:32 pm

The other day this cobia ate a teaser bait that had a hook in it. We had a bunch of fish come up but not eat...when does it decide to eat?? Not for the first 7 hours of using bridles and no hooks...but right near the end with a menhaden on a hook as the teaser
..natch!

Here is Jim fighting the fish. I did not film the final part due to the fact that as Brian grabbed the leader to release the fish, the hook broke in the fish's mouth..it swam away with just a 1/2 of a bend of a hook in its lip!

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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby meatstick » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:51 pm

A shame you didn't put 'em in the boat, but Jimmy had it whipped. :mrgreen:

Who's hook was that ? (Mfg ?) ... I realize the teaser hook is not high priority, but just curious.

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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby bhorsley » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:03 pm

much prefer to release them--lousy to eat and ill tempered
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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby meatstick » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:41 pm

Oh I concur ... I was thinking more of a quick hero pic and revive.

That fish is worth a lot more to me in the Atlantic than on my dinner
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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby Junebug » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:46 pm

bhorsley wrote:much prefer to release them--lousy to eat and ill tempered


I don't understand that, Boss. Up here i Tidewater I have always heard that cobia are delicious.

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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby bhorsley » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:08 am

would not eat one on a bet. talk to folks who have eaten more than one--they will tell you they are not all they are touted to be
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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby bhorsley » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:10 am

John it was 5/0 circle hook --eagle claw. you lift a 40 pound fish by the leader and they hook will some times snap--had a 15 pound aj break one the other day
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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby Emerson » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:14 am

I agree with Brian about the taste of cobia.....not so palatable to my tight specs.. ;) Honestly only ate it once and decided...not worth the cleaning effort.

Also ...the hook also had mucho previous business....
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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby meatstick » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:22 pm

Glad I let my first cobe dodge the Dexter-Russell. A proud fish that deserved another chance to propagate.

Thanks for the hook info, Boss ... I'm OK, I don't tie on "circles". I did once and hook-up ratio plummeted ... yeh, and I know all about no-set,
no strip strike, yada-yada-yada. Circles are for bait, period.

My question was to find out if there's a tying hook I should avoid. But "J" hooks are not commonly used for teaser hooks, so I kinda answered my own dumb question.

I'm a firm believer in "hook science".

I've been doing the cable-tie thing on teaser flesh. Has worked well.
Just not as fast or environmentally sound.

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Re: 40 lb Cobia

Postby flyinby » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:14 am

Was that 5/0 eagle claw a TroKar?

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