Richmond man hooks 51-pound cobia at Jennette’s
The former Kill Devil Hills resident had been on the pier for about three hours before he watched two cobia swim toward the bait on the surface. The second one took it and “smoked” his line out.
Then, Feris said, he “put the heat” on the big fish by reeling as hard as he could. The fight, however, lasted 30 minutes.
Several pier regulars helped him gaff the 52-inch long fish and bring it up and over the rail on to the deck.
The state saltwater record for a cobia is 116 pounds 8 ounces.
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