Fishing for Cobia in Fort Lauderdale; A Cobia rates among the very best in taste and texture of seafood

March 28, 2010

March 24th, 2010

The weather cleared up just in time for Spring Break 2010 in Fort Lauderdale. Today, Russ, Randy, John and Dennis fished aboard the Lady Pamela with Justin and Adam. Justin turned right out of Port Everglades as Adam arranged the trolling spread into the water. They trolled to the south catching Bonito fish, King Mackerel and Bluerunner. After they slammed the fish on the troll, Justin lead the guys to one of the many shipwrecks along the South Florida coastline. Small Almaco Jacks and Amberjacks were bustin’ the bait when a giant Cobia took a bite. Randy fought his dinner all the way to the boat and realized his catch was almost as big as his mate (Little Adam). Cobia are hard fighting fish that demand a sturdy rod and reel setup. Indisputably a rough and ready fighter, when hooked, a Cobia considered by some to be one terrific sport-fish that offers excellent eating.

Cobia can be caught by spinning, plug casting, bottom fishing and by trolling

Along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Cobia spend the winter (December – March) in the harbors and around the wrecks and reefs

Tight Lines!

Captain David Ide



Awesome Tarpon Trip!

We booked Captain David to take us fishing inshore since my wife gets really seasick. He mentioned that the tide was really good on a particular date so we took it. My son caught his first tarpon about 50lbs along with a barracuda and we released a snook. The inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale are very scenic and Captain David showed us some amazing celebrities homes including Wayne Huizenga where we caught a tarpon right behind his house.  Very cool stuff.  David took measurements of the tarpon and my son now how it hanging in his room. The silver king!