Exclusive Report for Cobia & Mangrove SnapperSeptember 15th, 2009
A group of Marathon local businessmen took advantage of some late summer downtime to fish with Capt. Chris Johnson and SeaSquared Charters out of 7 Mile Marina. They ventured 50 miles into the Gulf in search of jumbo mangrove snapper and were rewarded with fish up to six pounds.
They lost no fewer than 30 more grovers to the mightly Goliath grouper, who took more than their fair share. A couple of barracuda also enjoyed some of the snapper meant for the box.
The fall migration of cobia has begun in the Gulf. The group put two in the boat, each in the 20- to 25-pound class. They hooked a third that was over 30 pounds, but when it ate the bait it decided something was wrong and spit it back out before they could react. The cobes don’t get big by being stupid!
Courtesy of Captain Chris Johnson from Florida Sport Fishing