Chasin’ Tails Cobia Shootout anglers win $6500

Team Look W Hook took first place and $6500 for this 59.98-pound cobia.

Team Look W Hook led from start to finish

The Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle Cobia Shootout, which began on May 1, ended June 14. One of the first entries of the contest, from Team Look W Hook, won first place with a 59.98 pound beast.

They caught this fish on May 19. Their fish remained at the top of the leaderboard throughout the rest of the contest. 

A number of other cobia made it to the scales at Chasin’ Tails over the next six weeks, but only a handful were from anglers registered for the tournament. It was four days after Look W Hook weighed their fish before another Shootout entrant weighed in.

Second place went to Team Emerald Isle Adventures. They caught their 43.65-pound cobia on May 23. 

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Team Emerald Isle Adventures took second place with this cobia that weighed 43.65 pounds.

Carolina Gail 3 checked in on June 6 with a 39.97-pound “man in the brown suit.” They caught the fish at Cape Lookout while fishing on the bottom with menhaden. This fish put them in third place, where they remained until the tournament ended.

Carolina Gail 3’s third-place cobia weighed 39.97 pounds.

Cobia Shootout had a good showing despite COVID-19’s impact

On May 26, Team Intruder showed up at Chasin’ Tails in the morning to purchase some fresh menhaden. In short order, they returned with a 32.27-pound cobia. It put them in third place at the time, but they finished in fourth place after Team Gail’s catch pushed them down a spot.

Team Intruder’s 32.27-pound cobia earned them a fourth-place finish.

Team Livin’ the Dream rounded out the top five with their 20.93-pound fish.

“Thanks to everyone that signed up to fish this year, even with all the  craziness going on. We were super happy with the turnout, and already looking forward to next year,” said the folks at Chasin’ Tails.

Chasin’ Tails is also holding the Monkalur Shootout dolphin tournament, which runs through the end of June.

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