Although the hunt for cobia is causing quite a stir, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.
Anglers fishing on the Rookie with Capt. Matt Woods brought in a good catch of Spanish mackerel on Monday.
Capt. Woods said they were trolling straw rigs for the Spanish and a few cigar minnows in the hope of finding a king. No luck on the king. However, they did see a cobia and got a shot at it, but couldn't get it to bite.
Getting the cobia to bite was no problem for the Wisconsin anglers on the Phoenixwith Capt. Scott Robson. They hauled in about a 45-pounder while fishing off the east beach. They also reeled in about a dozen Spanish mackerel trolling diamond jigs.
For the crew aboard the Game On with Capt. Eric Thrasher they came in with a mixed bag of bottom fish. They had five big amberjack, six mingo, triggerfish and about 40 white snapper.
Capt. Ben O'Connor on the Locked Up II reeled in a few Spanish mackerel and threw back a big redfish.
Capt. Brad Biggers who was at the helm of the Vengeance put his Pensacola and Atlanta anglers on some of the biggest mingo this reporter has seen in a while. In addition to the huge vermillion snapper, they had a few scamp in the mix as well as white snapper and triggerfish.
Capt. Mike Parker and his group on the Silver King pulled in about 45 Spanish mackerel.
Apparently the Spanish were running good over the weekend as well. Capt. Harold Staples on the Al-Lin said they pulled in their limit on Saturday — 10 per person.
Fishing is good right now. Don't miss out on the run.
See you at the docks.