Hutchison said they fished every day of the tournament and went one-for-one. “We just got lucky and crashed into one,” Hutchison said.
“It was a slow tournament; we just made it count,” Hutchison said. “We sat up there in the middle of a downpour, lightning popping. We pretty much had all the weather scenarios you could have” across the three days of fishing. “It was the fourth quarter, two-minute warning, down by 7 and we found him,” Hutchison said.
But they finally saw one west of Destin just off the area known as the Matador. It was about 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the tournament when they spotted the fish. The cobia took the bait right away and they had it in the boat in about 15 minutes.
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“The Lord finally gave us one day with a little sunshine. It wasn’t raining when we caught it … it was actually a pretty Sunday afternoon,” he said. “This was our first fishing tournament on the boat. Hutchison said they fished for about another 45 minutes in hopes of maybe spotting another, but no such luck.
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