Jack Hexter won the Cobia Pool with a 13# 12 oz cobia.A little story about the cobia.
Jack was casting a Rip & Slash for trout in front of Gulf Harbor. He foul hooked a little ladyfish in the back. He mentioned to Chet Jasak and Bob Sherley, with whom he was fishing, that the ladyfish was one of the smallest he had ever caught. As the fish approached the boat, maybe 10-15 feet from the boat, the cobia came up and grabbed it. The ladyfish came unbuttoned, but the tiny Rip & Slash hooks held for a fairly long fight on light trout tackle and Bob eventually was able to sink a gaff in it.