Reader Report: Cobia Caught at Horseshoe Shoal

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While fishing for bluefish in the middle of Horseshoe Shoal the morning of July 13 we hooked into a large fish that did not fight at all like a bluefish. It stayed down and did not tire out. After an exciting 1/2-hour fight we netted it and identified it as a Cobia. It measured 42 inches and weighed 17 pounds. It was very exciting for my son Brian and my 15 and 13 year old grandsons Ben and Peter who had to team on the rod to bring in the fish. It had a fresh calico crab in its stomach when we cleaned it. It was caught on a lime-colored Andrus 4 oz parachute jig in about 15 ft of water.

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We know that a catch of this kind is rare in Nantucket Sound and thought you would like to know about it.

Don Schwinn
Captain
“Clearwater”
Cotuit, MA

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