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Plettenberg Bay - Kob
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:29:35 AM »
For success with Kob, you need no special tackle, but rather an understanding of how the fish operates and when it is most likely to feed. Kob spend most of the day hiding in gullies and deep holes, safe from predators and waiting for an opportunity to hunt their prey of choice. They prefer to ambush prey as they are not as speedy as Garrick or Elf/ Shad, and therefore prefer to hunt at dawn and late afternoon to dusk, when visibility is poor and they have the advantage.

They will sometimes be taken in exceedingly shallow water just behind the shore break, where they feed on their prey. This explains why many are taken each year by shad fishermen who do not cast very far, and have their baits taken by these fish when fishing only ten to fifteen yards out.
Deep channels on beaches are good spots in which to try, especially if there is an access channel to deep water nearby. River mouths are always good, especially if the water is discoloured, as this allows the Kob to hunt its prey as it enters or exits the river mouth or estuary. Always look for ginger beer water, as you will very seldom make good catches of Kob in clear blue water.

The Kob takes a variety of baits. Elf / Shad, Mullet and “Streepies” are excellent live bait if you can get your hands on them. Chokka, Octopus legs, Pilchard, Mackerel, Bloodworm and combo baits also work very well. Kob can also be caught on alternative baits like spoons {lepel}. Drop shot has also become a very popular way of catching Kob.

Saying goes the bigger the bait the bigger the Kob.

Best spots to target Kob in Plett would be Natures Valley Beach, Keurbooms Beach and the Keurbooms Lagoon. Have  alsocaught Kob on Robberg Beach and Hobie Beach before but very far in between.

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels and please stick to the size limit of 60cm and were possible support catch and release.


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Re: Plettenberg Bay - Kob
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 10:10:40 PM »
 :thanks: for the info!!! will be targeting kob in plett in january
My girlfriend told me that she is going to leave me if I go fishing! - Hell I am going to miss her!!!!!!

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Re: Plettenberg Bay - Kob
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 06:50:40 AM »
:thanks: for the info!!! will be targeting kob in plett in january

A few big kob up to 15kg's where caught in the lagoon last week..