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.
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.
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 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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