Cobia anglers win $7378 in Chasin’ Tails Cobia Shootout

Brandon Barfield (left) and Ryan Mooring took first place and over $7000 in Chasin' Tails Cobia Shootout.

Winners weighed their fish on first day of tournament

Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle in Atlantic Beach announced the winners of their 2019 Cobia Shootout, and the top spot goes to the team of Ryan Mooring and Brandon Barfield. They caught their 69.63-pound cobia on May 1, the very first day of the tournament.

Mooring and Barfield knew they had a good catch, but they thought it would be knocked out of first place. Luckily for them, it stood up, and they pocketed $7378.75 for their victory. That’s a good payday for going fishing!

Greg Marquart and Alex Chandler took second place with a 56.24-pound cobia. They won $2608.50.

Third place went to Brian Edwards and Marshall Edwards. They won $1833 for their 52.92-pound cobia.

Chuck Hansen and Alan Thornton finished in fourth place with a 48.11-pound cobia worth $1304.25.

Mike Ajamian’s 43.08-pound cobia secured the fifth place spot and $775.50 in winnings.

It’s been a great cobia season, and it’s still going strong. Anglers are still catching them up and down the coast of both Carolinas.

Chasin’ Tails is located at 709 Atlantic Beach Causeway. They not only carry top-notch fishing gear, but they also have the experience and knowledge to help you catch your targeted species. Their staff is made up of tournament anglers, charter captains, and everyday anglers. Their goal is to get you on the water with everything you need to come back at the end of your trip with a prized catch to hang on their certified scales.

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