Weekly Sportfishing Rundown
20 May 2016

As Memorial Day rapidly approaches, the spring saltwater fishery continues to escalate, with catches improving most everywhere. Weather is still a challenge, so anglers are taking advantage of any break to investigate this trend.

The biggest news is the early arrival of the highly anticipated and controversial cobia. Not expected until closer to June, to anglerís delight, the cobia showed in local waters almost two weeks ago. And with the pending cobia fishery closure still looming, folks are making the best of the action while they can. Scattered catches of all sizes around the lower Bay are just the beginning as these fish settle in for the season. Most fish are falling a bit short, but several nice fish pushing up to around...   

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