6/15/11 Oceanana Pier report (first Cobia!!)
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    Default 6/15/11 Oceanana Pier report (first Cobia!!)

    Drove down to catch the sunset bite and stay the night for the morning bite and some night fishing. I got there at around 6, the spanish bite was good but nothing special and they were smaller, I got about six in the cooler and lost one really nice smack. water was semi clear and the wind was low but coming from the north so i knew the morning was going to be nice. Night fishing was fun, there were a ton of bait in the water and i watched a few sharks get decked and a nice blue. The bite for spanish picked up at about 4:40am and didn't stop for a few hours, great sized spanish, great fights, every cast it was fun. bite stopped at 6 when the dolphins decided to play right were the spanish were running through. stuck around plugging for a while and saw one of the large rays with Cobias tailing it came through and i was able to sight cast to it and immediately got a hook up. great fight on a 37in cobia, no pier net to so i had to beach him hahah. Great day on the water, my first cobia, best fight and biggest fish of my life so far! got the cobia on a 4oz pink spro tipped with a 6in white grub 50lb fluro leader on 30lb sufix braid. fun day.







    Matt

    now my next plan is to get a cast net and grab some live shrimp they were jumping all over at night but i had no way to get them. Im from Greenville and would like to know the closest area that I could find some that are eating size, also what size net should i get diameter and 1/2'' or 3/8''. it would be great if i could use the net for bait as well.

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    Nice spanish and cobia! I caught my first cobia about that size out of my kayak and it pulled me all over it was a blast. As for a cast net I like the 3/8" because shrimp and finger mullet can escape from the 1/2". Brad

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    wish i could have come along on this one! lets go again soon

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    nice catch
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    Go with the 3/8th inch mesh. 1/2 inch is for larger bait, usually in deeper water and it will sink much faster. 3/8th keeps smaller fish and shrimp in.
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    The smaller diameter nets are easier to throw, if you've never done it before.

    I think a 5' is a pretty good compromise on size for your first net, as far as being able to cover plenty of water, but keeping it fairly simple to throw.

    As others have said, 3/8" mesh is the way to go.

    Also, if you're new to it, check out YouTube for some throwing methods. There are some great instructional videos on there.

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    How long was the biggest Spanish? Looked like you had two really nice ones. I'm surprised they let you out there with that many rods. Normally they will give you a hard time.

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    Great looking mess of fish...congrats

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    Those are some really nice spanish!
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    NICE! Congratulations!




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