“I never thought of killing this beast, it was too good to kill”, were the words sent in alongside this fantastic photo from John Nelson (a.k.a. 12vlt) of Queensland. He set out with his mate ‘BDD’ to target cobia off Seventeen Seventy last week with jigs and plastics tied onto 30lb braid and Black Magic 60lb Supple Trace. After finding a bait school, they saw signs on the sounder of what could be their target species…so down went the jigs. On John’s 2nd drop he hooked into this estimated 40kg cobia which put up a strong 20-minute fight. Each of the lads quickly took turns holding the trophy for some quick photos and then it was released back into the water.
Congratulations on your incredible catch guys, and good decision on throwing it back.
Check out the catch and release is the video player below.