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    Default Two uncommon species

    I am halfway through one of my frequent kayak fishing trips in Tampa with guide Neil Taylor of Strike Three Kayak fishing. Over the past two days I caught 42 speckled trout, 16 ladyfish, a gag grouper, 2 sea robins, and a flounder. I also caught several two uncommon species -- a striped burrfish (a spiny looking pufferfish -- my second one ever), and a remora (this is a new species for me). Remoras have a large suction pad on top of their heads. They attach to larger fish and are transported around that way.


    All fish were caught on lures -- either by jigging or by casting soft plastics. Some of the photos show the jigging setup with a small yellow metal jig and a pink fly teaser tied on the same loop knot. I am looking forward to two more days of fishing here.

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    Congrats John! That Remora looks really cool. It looks similar to a cobia.
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    I didn't know remoras were so big.

    That fish you caught would require a large host.
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    Interesting catch
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    Very cool catch... I tried to identify before I read your description and was unsuccessful. The Remora does look similar to a Cobia Jman

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    Nice work, John! And like zarddog said, it does look like a cobia except with a shoe print on its head. Very jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I didn't know remoras were so big.

    That fish you caught would require a large host.
    Yep. Commonly caught with Cobia- especially on the Gulf Coast- start casting a big yellow surgical rubber tube- Cobia candy...
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