Coffs Cobia

So who's been offshore recently? How did you go?
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Coffs Cobia

#1 Post by Snapperpaddy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:24 pm

About 3 weekends ago I had some good fortune, managed a nice cobia on a trolled pillie set up on a wire mackerel rig, initial thoughts SHARK :blah: but when I managed to get the Cobe kayak side it looked a lot prettier than a reefy :lol: . Last time I managed to hook a cobia I cleverly pulled the hooks, that was about 4 years ago so a long time between drinks and a thousand regrets. I was surprised how easily the Cobe was landed, it was a genuine hard run followed by shorter solid runs, had the drag set tight given I was sure it was a shark and didn't care at that stage if it busted off, 30lb braid and 40 lb mono with a FG knot. Thanks to Wayne "green current' for the beach pic. Last Sunday about a KM off Corindi headland managed a really solid Snapper on a 7 inch nuc chicken ZMann, Just about had the fish beat and it heads off on another burst, after another few minutes I end up with the head only, real clean bite, CRAP :egrin: . About 5 minutes later the whole pillie bait goes off and a smaller snapper hooked only for the same thing - SHARKED - After this piece of excitement I slowly trolled and flicked my plastic back towards Arra headland, lots of white bait and eventually landed two solid snapper, one on the 7 inch plastic closely followed by another on the whole pille rig :grin: . Great paddle, nil swell gentle southerly breeze. Regards the sharks they didn't bother me at all but did make an extra effort to keep all my bits out of the water :beye: , a local tinny fisherman suggested they were likely to have been Bronze Whalers but who knows - Tight lines
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#2 Post by pazz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Quality fish Pat. Well done.
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#3 Post by Ads22 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Nice cobe. Pity about the sharking but at least they were biting. Some nice dinners ahead!
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#4 Post by rocketV » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:10 pm

:cool:
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#5 Post by Snapperpaddy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 am

cheers - thought id try and keep the offshore posts moving forward
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#6 Post by unsinkable 2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Awesome snaps!
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I caught a cobia which could eat the rest except for the mackerel which could also probably eat a lot of the things

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Re: Coffs Cobia

#7 Post by XDCammer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:28 pm

Nice cobe mate, congrats!
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#8 Post by murd » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:55 pm

Fish head soup!

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Re: Coffs Cobia

#9 Post by JustinD » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:34 am

Thats a nice cobia Pat.

Have you been out recently? Hopefully if the weather holds i might give it a crack on Saturday off arrawarra :grin:

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Re: Coffs Cobia

#10 Post by Snapperpaddy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Fingers crossed that this crappy weather has finished, the water this Wed afternoon looked better tight lines
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#11 Post by Jamie D » Fri May 18, 2018 6:27 pm

Awesome fish

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#12 Post by Brendon » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:37 am

Very Jealous of the Cobia mate.
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Re: Coffs Cobia

#13 Post by arpie » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:17 pm

AWESOME!! Well done - Cobes pull like a freight train - not that you snapper/mackerel wouldn't have either!

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