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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM
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Just caught this guy the other day off Miami. First for me.

I've had them in the boat after catching a gamefish and they've been shaken loose but never caught one outright.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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Freqently when slow-trolling pogies. Look like small cobia at first sight in the water ...
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So is that a Reebok or an Adidas running shoe on it's head or is that it's belly
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Yep, we caught one a few years ago trolling for kings or dolphin, or whatever was biting. Most likely it was caught slow trolling a dead cigar minnow on a Hang Brown rig. I had a picture in my album but evidently I deleted it at some point.
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Looks like a bigun
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Just like baypro21, I caught one last year trolling for Maui.
I was amazed how strong it was when it stuck to the floor,
thought it was going to suck the gel coat off.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Yep, we caught one a few years ago trolling for kings or dolphin, or whatever was biting. Most likely it was caught slow trolling a dead cigar minnow on a Hang Brown rig. I had a picture in my album but evidently I deleted it at some point.
Likewise, have had'em hit cigars or larger mullet while trolling for kings several times, definitely looks like a small cobia at first glance when they get in close.
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Catch them all the time while slow trolling.... That is actually a fish for those posters without boats..
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Interesting, thanks.

The ones I've had in the boat before (Northeast) were about the size of the bait I was using this time.

I guess they grow bigger in the South.
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A couple of years ago I caught one while dropping a cigar minnow for redfish. Didn't know what I had until the remora was visible. As I bent over to lift the remora out of the water, his 6-7' buddy swam into view from under the boat.
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I caught one a number of years ago when I was fishing near a rig south of Ft. Morgan, AL. I was fishing bait and I kept getting these taps on the way down. I finally hooked him and he stuck to the bottom of my boat - I could NOT budge him and I had a 4/0 reel loaded with 40 lb test. My buddy knocked him off the bottom of the boat with a gaff.

They do look just like a cobia.

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End up catching a few a year about that size - not usually while trolling though.

They're fun to use to chase your fat buddies around the boat - never actually seen one stick to anything but the threat is good enough.

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Anyone try eatting one? If they look like cobia maybe they taste like cobia? Ive had them stuck to fish that Ive caught.
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
Freqently when slow-trolling pogies. Look like small cobia at first sight in the water ...
Same here, we caught a bunch of them in PCB, FL last year trolling cigar minnows
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
Just caught this guy the other day off Miami. First for me.

I've had them in the boat after catching a gamefish and they've been shaken loose but never caught one outright.
You should of seen if it would stick to the guy without a shirt in the pic.

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Catch them all the time while slow trolling.... That is actually a fish for those posters without boats..
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Anyone try eatting one? If they look like cobia maybe they taste like cobia? Ive had them stuck to fish that Ive caught.
I here they taste like chicken.
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We catch those bastards all the time. Once they find your boat, they will not leave your baits alone.
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The dreaded tennis shoe,Tireless has got catching them down to an art form.

They can be pests sometimes when trolling, feed them a couple pogies and they will be on their way. Better yet catch them and stick them to the side of the boat.
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What the hell IS that thing? Are you serious - I think a clever Nike commercial is in the offing. Thing must be in one of those tri-athelon contests ot something....does it hav egears and a wheel too? Or maybe the fin doubles as an epee and it also has an air gun in its ass for the decathalon?
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Originally Posted by Stcatfisherman View Post
The dreaded tennis shoe,Tireless has got catching them down to an art form.

They can be pests sometimes when trolling, feed them a couple pogies and they will be on their way. Better yet catch them and stick them to the side of the boat.
I should have mentioned I am the SE Champ at catching those boogers.
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