School's of Cobia's – Fishing Offshore Palm BeachPosted on: February 13, 2009
January 8th, 2009
Today the Lady Pamela II crew went fishing up in Palm Beach and we didn’t go back to Fort Lauderdale disappointed. Right around the New Year, the cobia’s start migrating from the North to the South Florida area. They tend to run down the beach in packs and today they were solid! We started off the morning catching live bait and filling the well with sardines. Jeff went up into the tower as we headed down the beach and within 20 minutes of searching we came across our first school. There was at least 10 cobias surrounding a ray, it was a good sight to see. Our first catch of the day was a 35 lb’er and shortly after a 45 lb’er was in the cockpit. Within 20 minutes we threw back 5 fish weighing less than 10 lbs. Jeff went back in the tower and we ran the beach again for an hour until we came across the mac-daddy school; there was a herd of 30 – 40 cobias. We casted 4 sardines into the school and everybody was hooked. We landed two 40 lb’ers and went home happy campers.
Awesome catch in Palm Beach!
Captain David Ide