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FISH FLASH: More out there than cobia

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

With cobia tournaments in full swing, the hunt has been on the last few weeks, with last week probably being the best.

In just the four days the Destin Flathead Classic at Boshamps took place, 137 fish were weighed.

Anyhow, there are more fish to be had than just the cobia.

Capt. Jim Green and his 40 anglers on the New Florida Girl’s American Spirit were busy on Monday. They loaded up two tubs filled with bright red mingo, triggerfish and white snapper.

The Gulf Breeze with Capt. John Gibson at the helm came in with loads of fish. They had stringers filled with mingo, white snapper and triggerfish.

“Fishing was good, and we fed a lot of dolphin,” Capt. Gibson said.

The dolphin, although fun to watch, are not so fun to watch when they steal your catch.

Mississippi anglers on the Full Draw with Capt. Justin Destin came in with a rack full of amberjack. They had five ‘jacks, two Almaco Jacks, mingo and white snapper.

Louisiana anglers on the Huntress with Capt. Mike Graef came in from a four-hour trip with some big triggerfish, along with mingo and white snapper.

Capt. Dennis Kendrick on the party boat Destiny came in with several stringers filled with mingo, white snapper and triggerfish. Kendrick said they also were hit with the pesky dolphin robbing their catches.

New York anglers on the Twilight with Capt. Robert Hill brought in a pair of amberjack, four scamp, an Almaco Jack and a couple of white snapper.

There’s not that many folks in town right now, we’re in that lull between spring break and kids getting out of school. Nevertheless, the fishing is still good. So if you can get down here, now’s the time.

See you at the docks.