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More Tofo Zombies…!

Kelly on the Cobia (Prodigal Son)...
Kelly on the Cobia (Prodigal Son)...

By the time the Bluff ous calmed down and got serious about fishing, Tofo Zombie syndrome had set in already. Vinnie and Kelly were very distracted and confused, luckily Matt managed to stay focus and put in a real good effort. But it was beginner’s luck again, and Kelly got two really nice fish – his first couta, on a X-Rap 15 Bonito style on the inside at Barra. And then a marvelous Prodigal Son (Cobia), as he dropped a Bucktail, with a long red tail, straight down it’s mouth, just south of Barra Lighthouse. After an epic struggle on 20lb line lasting over an hour, the little coffee grinder was starting to take strain. Vinnie came to the fore and gaffed it deep under the boat. With so many whales, I mean SO many, there must be thousands of Cobia around. On one drift, a whole shoal caught us by surprise, swimming right past our baits and the boat! There was panic as everyone’s spinning stick was somewhere else! There must have been 30 with the big ones up front, followed by many about 10kg’s.

The bucktail shot Prodigal...
The bucktail shot Prodigal...
Kelly got his first couta and cobia on this trip...cheered on by an ecstatic Jimmo (the hotshot local), and Vinnie Cook
Kelly got his first couta and cobia on this trip...cheered on by an ecstatic Jimmo (the hotshot local), and Vinnie Cook

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