Posts Tagged ‘cobia’

Grilled Wahoo and Cobia Recipe

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Wahoo Recipe

This recipe works great for wahoo steaks and can also be used for king mackerel and cobia steaks.

Ingredients:

6 wahoo steaks

 

1/2 cup olive oil

1 table spoon old bay

1 table spoon tony chachere’s creole seasoning

1 tea spoon curry

1 tea spoon garlic powder

 

Directions:

Mix all seasonings into olive oil in small bowl. Paint both sides of the fish with seasoned olive oil and place on hot grill. Cook until meat flakes  to the center without drying out. Serve and Eat!

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for July

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

With favorable weather conditions our fishing season is well under way. The inshore fishing is only getting better and the offshore bite is still going strong. Moreover, longer days equates to more time on the water. Weather will become less of a factor inshore and we will still be looking for calm days to venture out towards the offshore wrecks.

This month’s feature is Tailing Redfish

Beaufort Redfish - Fly Fishing in Beaufort, SC

Fishing for tailing redfish has got to be one of the most exciting ways to catch fish in the lowcountry, possibly in all of shallow water fishing. This type of fishing combines all fishing skills plus it is very similar to hunting in the way that you stalk the fish. Picture this; you’re on a pristine short grass flat, the water is rising and in the distance you hear water splashing and fish crashing around. As the water rises the splashing gets closer and closer until you look in the distance and see rings of water moving outward form a copper-blue tinged tail. Then another and another…and you realize that you’re in the middle of a hot tailing bite. The only question is can you keep a steady casting hand as your heart races harder with every tail that pops up. This is fishing for tailing reds.

Inshore Fishing

By this time of the year most of the cobia have left the river or are on their way out, but to take their place we have some great shark fishing and the beginning of the tarpon run. This is also a great month to work the flats for tailing redfishSight fishing for tailing reds is one of the most exciting inshore fisheries in the low country. Near shore we have huge schools of spanish mackerel, blue fish and jacks which can be seen from great distances as they push glass minnows to the surface. Both of these fisheries create a good opportunity for those of you who like to toss flies at big fish. Moreover, look to catch good numbers of big sea trout, flounder, redfish and ladyfish as they feed around the shell bars.

Offshore Wreck and Live Bottom Fishing

As cobia leave the sound they move out to the offshore wrecks. In general, the wrecks will hold large concentrations of these fish during this time of year. Along with cobia expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), king mackerel, jacks and various bottom fish. The live bottom areas hold a lot of bait this time of year and in turn a good number of game fish. Look to catch quite a few king mackerel and a mixed bag of grouper, snapper and jacks. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for June

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

By this time of the year the water temperature has warmed up significantly and the fishing season is in full swing. June fishing can be summed up in two words, “mixed bag”. There is so much to catch this time of year and the days are so long you may never find yourself at home.

This months feature is Bonnethead Shark Fishing

Beaufort, SC shark fishing

The shallow water flats and estuaries will be teaming with bonnetheads in water so low that you will often have the opportunity to sight fish many of them as they cruise the flats exposing their backs and tails in search of food. Most of these guys average 8-10 pounds and are great fun on light tackle putting on explosive runs and hard bullish head shakes.

Inshore Fishing

Port Royal Sound hosts one of the best spawning grounds for cobia anywhere in the world and the month of June is prime time. Look to have shots at 30-60 plus pound cobia on an average day. Is fly fishing your thing… well then you may want to try your luck with bruiser cobia on the fly rod! While fishing for cobia doesn’t be surprised to also catch spanish mackerel and blue fish. Late June can also be a great time to fish for monster sharks such as; duskies, lemons, bulls, black tips, and spinners. June also hosts some of the best conditions for tailing redfish; it is not uncommon to get shots at 10-15 fish a day. Moreover, tailing redfish provide some of the best fly fishing action of the year. We will also be fishing around the oyster bars and grass edges for redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

As cobia move in and out of the sound they also stage up on the offshore wrecks. In general, the wrecks will hold a larger concentration of big fish during this time of year. Along with cobia expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), mackerel and various bottom fish. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Cobia Fishing in Beaufort, SC

Monday, May 7th, 2012

The Brown Bomber – Fly Fishing for Cobia in Beaufort, SC

You couldn’t ask for a prettier spring day to be out on the water on Port Royal Sound between Beaufort and Hilton Head, South Carolina and on this trip we were after cobia. After sitting on the hook (anchored up) soaking baits with little success we decide to pick up and do some sight fishing. As I retreave the anchor my fishing buddy quickly runs for his fly rod. He ties on this horrible looking orange and yellow fly that you wouldn’t expect any self respecting fish to as much as look at. The sight fishing conditions are good with light mid day winds and a slacking tide. It doesn’t take long to find our first target and with a good cast we get a strike from a small cobia…but it doesn’t last long as the hook pulls out and we see our fish cruising out of sight. It was probably good to, because with in five minutes we find what looks to be a giant brown torpedo cruising down the river. I can tell by the excited shake in my buddies voice that he’s nervous, but he manages to keep his composure and make a perfect cast right on the nose of the fish. I don’t think the fish lost stride as it opened its mouth and slurped down that awful looking fly…what a bite. With a few strip sets we were on for an hour and a half battle with what turned out to be a 45 pound cobia. Now that’s fly fishing at its best! To hear more tails of whoppers and mishaps give me a call and let’s put together a fishing trip and until then “catch em up”!

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57 lb cobia

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for May

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

As the days become longer and the air temperature warms up so does the water. As the inshore waters heat up so does the fishing. Look for trout and redfish to become more active and cobia to start moving in.

This month’s feature is Inshore Cobia Fishing

beaufort cobia fishing

Cobia season is right around the corner! For those of you who don’t know this is our biggest fish run of the year and it seems that everyone will be going cobia crazy. With good numbers of 30-60 plus pound fish moving into the river we have good reason to get excited. We have the largest concentration of cobia anywhere on the east coast during the months of May and June as these fish move into our waters to spawn. Cobias have it all, they are great fighters, great table fare and eat most anything that you offer. Many bites come on the bottom, but we also catch quite a few fish on top water lures and the flies.

Inshore Fishing

Port Royal Sound hosts one of the best spawning grounds for cobia anywhere in the world and May is when it all begins. Look to have shots at 30-60 plus pound cobia on an average day. Is fly fishing your thing? Under calm conditions taking one of these bruisers on fly is always an option. While fishing for cobia doesn’t be surprised to also catch spanish mackerel, blue fish and various sharks. Moreover, the shallow water fishing is excellent. Look to catch good numbers of larger sea trout, redfish and flounder around the shell bars and mud flats.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

As cobia move into the sound they also stage up on the offshore wrecks. In general, the wrecks will hold a larger concentration of big fish during this time of year. Along with cobia expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), mackeral and various bottom fish. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Beaufort, SC Cobia Fishing

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Sight Fishing for Beaufort, South Carolina Cobia

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Of all of the ways to catch a cobia here in the Beaufort area I really enjoy sight fishing for them. You generally need calm conditions to see the cobia cruising on the surface, but when things come together it is a real blast! Cobia a pretty bold creatures and will come right to the surface and cruise along as if they own the sea. When we find them there are a lot of tactics to get them to eat, but my favorite is to break out the fly rod and strip one right by their nose… if done properly it almost always results in a hard strike and a down and dirty battle. Spinning rods work well too and there are many different lures and natural baits that work well with a cruising cobia, but the key is a good presentation. Donking the fish up side of the head generally does not get it done. If you like an exciting style of fishing this may be the thing for you. Until next time, Catch em up! Capt. Charlie

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for April

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast, Beaufort, SC

As the days become longer and the water temperature rises many of the fish that have been sluggish to eat will fire off for some great spring action. Some of the best fishing of the year is here so let’s sharpen our hooks and get after them.

This month’s feature is Inshore Trout and Redfish

April forecast

As the nights become shorter and temperatures rise the trout and redfish bite will fire off. These fish can feel spring coming on as the water temperature increases; during early spring you can expect to start catching good numbers of fish as they start to move into shallow waters to feed. The best part is that you don’t have to run far to the fishing grounds, they eat most everything that you put out and did I mention that they are great eating as well…just a little bonus. We use many different tactics to fish for trout and reds; from using live bait, lures, and flies to anchoring on the flats and creeks or sight fishing out of the flats boat.

Inshore Fishing

As the water temperature starts to move towards 70 degrees the inshore waters come to life. Trout and redfish feed heavily after the long winter giving us the opportunity to test our skills and enjoy the moderate outdoor temperatures. Late in the month we will begin to see the first of the cobia start to show up in the river and around buoys.

Wreck and Live Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing can be particularly good this time of year, especially around the deeper wrecks and live bottom areas. These areas are also staging points for cobia preparing to move into the sound. On an average day look to catch a variety of fish to include: sheepshead, weakfish, sea bass, flounder, snapper, grouper cobia and jacks. Not only are these fish a lot of fun to catch but also great to eat. Due to the fact that these fishing areas are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.