Cobia was something different
THE trick to catching Spanish mackerel is to make sure your lure goes where the fish are – near the bottom. Lots of fishos trawl along the surface and wonder why it doesn’t work. “Mackerel spend 90 per cent of their lives on the bottom,” says Matt Graham at Bransford’s. He advises to put your boat in neutral, drop in your line with a skirted Woghead lure bearing a fresh garfish bait, or some sinking-type lure, and wait for it to hit bottom. Then proceed at 5 knots. WE’RE from Trier in Germany and we are always here in Australia when it’s our summer holidays.
My dad comes out on business so I come too and I’ve been here a lot. We always do a lot of fishing when we come here.
One time I caught a caught a big queenfish, 1.5 metres. That was two years ago here in the Far North. I was using a lure.
This week we were in Broome and we went fishing there for GTs and other fish like Spanish mackerel.
We caught a lot of fish. It was the first time I have caught a cobia. They hit hard and then run. I knew I had a big fish.
At first I thought it was a shark because all I saw was the top of it, and I have caught sharks before – one time a 250kg shark, two years agao when I was 7.
This cobia got tired after about seven minutes and I could reel him in.
It was about 1 metre, and 11 kg. They are good to eat. I was pretty happy with the whole thing.
Before, I have caught queenfish, one time a sailfish was on but got away, and big barramundi.