Robert & I were talking this morning about the Cobia & Triple tail reports. Every day more and more people talking about them, and today is going to be glass calm out there. We think the Cobia have been pretty thick here for the last month but the water is just now getting clear enough where you can see them.
The one trait in common with Cobia & Triple Tail is you hunt for them. Get your boat on plane, then back off until you are on plane but just barely, and start looking (Big brim hat & good polarized Sunglasses). This is your basic equipment. My trick is, during the morning I look on the west side sand bars, and then switch to the east side. You cannot see into the sun. By starting on the west side the sun is at your back. The Cobia like to cruise the sand bars.
When do you look for the triple tail? When you are crossing the harbor, look for anything floating, a crab trap buoy, a bag, Palm frond. I caught a 12 pound Triple tail who was “hiding” under a small silver and blue potato chip bag (not the big family bag, a 99 cent size bag). So keep a sharp eye out, When you go by the Crab trap buoys keep the sun behind you look at the ball. You are looking for is something which looks like a dirty rag tied to the line. Believe it or not, that is what a triple tail looks like.