Went on a quick trip out of Port Canaveral with my brother, his dog Romeo and our friend David. Winds were expected to pick up about 20mph in the afternoon so we decided to stay close around the buoy line and target the tasty Trpiletail (aka Buoy Bass) because we knew it was going to get a little rough for the 22ft Pathfinder Tournament Edition. With the short amount of time that we had to fish, we hooked 5 Tripletail, landed 3 and 2 were keeper size. We saw plenty of fish on buoys and floating debris that we found.
At one point we had a Cobia pop up on us. My brother grabbed a Cobia jig and casted at it, the fish chased the jig down but did not take it then disappeared. About 10 minutes later, it resurfaced for a second and disappeared again. My brother then tips the Cobia jig with a whole squid that was intended for bottom fishing that day and sent the jig down to the bottom in about 45ft of water. Starting to jig it back up, he gets the “thump” and amazingly the Cobia had found the scent of the squid tipped jig and the battle was on! After we landed the Cobia, the wind picked up as expected and we called it a day. The Cobia weighed in at 48lbs on the scale.
If you would like to catch some Tripletail, now is a good time to give me a call while the fish are still out there. You may also get that bonus Cobia along with plenty of Bluefish and Spanish Mackeral.
-Capt. Willy Le