I had made plans to go cobia fishing on opening day with IAmVTFish and those plans got screwed up because of some things back home. Things calmed down a bit this week, and I got a call from Captain Zack Hoffman (www.SaltTreatedFishing.Com) about joining him for a day on the water. Despite a ton of reasons not to go, the chance to put my stepson on his first trophy fish with a top notch guide like Captain Hoffman was too much to resist. Into the car we went for the long trip to Seaford, VA.
We sight-casted live eels, sluggos in eel color, and Bowed Up Lures bucktails as we cruised around the mouth of the York River. After the kiddo released a short cobia, he got hooked up to the fish of a lifetime. After a long fight on relatively light spinning tackle, the kiddo had a 59 inch (28 1/2 inch girth) trophy cobia. She was kept for the dinner table. Shortly afterward, I hooked into a similar sized fish and was fortunate enough to hold the fish up with the kiddo's and then release it. The entire fight on my fish was captured via drone video. I also caught a short.
If you are looking to try cobia fishing and want a great chance to catch a fish of a lifetime while still being able to see the shoreline, give Captain Zack a call. He has my highest recommendation.