Need some excitement in your life? Check out some great bonita boils and fishing action. Cptn. Ben Chancey battles some huge Bonita of the coast of Florida near Hutchison Island. Cptn Chancey also gives some excellent pointers on how to fish and land these great fish.
I found this product online and I though I would review it for you and tell you what I think. First, I want you to notice it says advanced, this is not as true as it sounds. The methods in this book do work quite well (much better then I thought) but even a beginner tuna fisherman can pick it up. Second, I must say I was really surprised that an ebook could do such a good job at explaining the methods.
The Book: This book has pro’s and con’s. First, I’ll start off with the pro’s. Using the methods in this book I was able to catch some very nice sized tuna’s and I was able to find them pretty quickly. To make it fair for the book, I did not use any of my own methods to find the tuna, nor did I use my preference of bait (unless it was the same as the book). I have been testing the methods in the book every other tuna trip we go on. Although I changed my tactics to fit this book, I have had the same great results I had before, which is a good sign overall. Another good pro for this book is that it has a complete money back guarantee, which is a nice bonus to any product! The pro’s verdict: it works! Now to the con’s of this book. The one con that I could find is that it is a bit expensive to spend on a book, but if your a tuna fisherman this will come out to less then half a tank of gas! My recommendation is that you print this out into a booklet that you can take along on the boat (atleast thats what I did).
- Free Tuna Lure
- $160 Tuna Lure Voucher
- Lure Fishing Special Report
- $50 Fishing Tackle Voucher
The Verdict: If you are a good tuna fisherman or just a beginner looking to get a new perspective on tuna fishing, then buy it! But if you are satisfied with the pace of fishing you are at now, then wait till you get some extra cash to throw around.
Here is something I forgot to add before. This is some basic tips and techniques for catching cobia bait.
I always try to liven up the blog with a couple of videos on the daily subject. Here is some guys that caught a 104 lb monster cobia. (More After The Break)
You can notice some mistakes the person is making fighting that fish, everybody does it. It’s always easier to improve on your own mistakes when somebody else does them. Either way, that was a great catch for him.
To learn more about fighting fish and doing it correctly, check out my book: Surf Fishing – The Quick Start Guide To This Exciting Sport.
Around here, the cobia season is 2 weeks in and we’ve already had some nice fish caught (89 lbs at a tournament). And to catch a nice fish like that, you need to use the proper baits and lures. The type of bait you use will purely depend on if the cobia feels like eating it. Thats why many times fisherman will throw 2 or 3 different baits before they get its attention. Cobia are migratory fish so you need to understand that by the time the cobia see’s your jig or eel, its probably been through half of Florida (In my case).
Live Bait: For the most part, live bait works better then artificial lures because lures are just trying to mock the real thing. Live eels are the way to go for cobia, nothing else can really compete in the live bait department (that you can acquire from your local shop). Other live baits that work: crabs, porgies, blue runners, pinfish, and finger mullet.
Artificial Lures: Cobia Jigs are the second most common method of catching cobia. These jigs are made to simulate a squid, and work quite well when you can actually find the cobia (which is a big problem sometimes). Another approach would be to use rubber eels, but beware that these don’t work as well as the real thing! Overall, I would say try the live eel first, then throw in the jig.
P.S. My writing might be a little bad today, I had a long day. And check out my book to further expand your knowledge on cobia fishing: Make your Own Lures.