A Long Lay Off, and New Beginnings
As of many of you probably do not know, I have had to take the past year off to prepare for a new addition to our family! On August 15, 2013, we were pleased to announce that our son, Brantley Mason Cobb entered the world. We could not be happier to finally have this little bundle of joy with us.
With Brantley finally here, and all things around the house squared away, the time has come for this Daddy to get back on the tournament trails and do what he loves to do and work towards making dreams come true! I have added some new key components to making this happen.
I would like to greatfully announce the pairing with myself and The Bass Patrol Fishing Team. This is sure to be a great combination! The Bass Patrol is a great group pf guys trying to make their dreams come true, as well as help others in achieving their goals. The Sherriff, "John Avalos", truly knows how to take care of his staff and make sure they are all well taken care of!
With the addition of the Bass Patrol, I have also been paired with some pretty amazing companies as well! I would like to say Thank You and a HUGE welcome to Royal Purple, AccuCull, and Tru Cast oil! These companies are sure to help me in my day to day work on the water as well as helping my achieve the goals I have set out for myself in this career! I will do my best to promote them every chance I get to help them grow as I want to!
I would also like to thank all the companies that have stood by me while I took this past year off. Advantage Bait Co., you guys have never left me and have always had my back 110% of the time and I thank you full heartedly for that. It is truly a priviledge working with such a great company! Rugged Shark, I cannot say enough, Jerry made me feel very very welcome from day 1 and has never let up in doing so. To Powerteam Lures, Katy and the guys have fully supported me through it all! Thank you all for the great products as well as support you show!
With all this being said, I am really looking forward to the upcoming year! I cannot wait to get back out on the water and show what I and my sponors can really do! Everyone have a great New Year and set your goals high!
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I've taken my career to next level this year and looking forward to a full tour schedule this season. From Florida to the Great Lakes, I'm going to be covering a lot of water and making my share of road-trips. You can follow me on tour by checking out my Tournament Trail page with my schedule and results as they come in. Check back often and I hope to see you out on the water.
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Posted by admin on May 1, 2012
Well back to the Kissimmee Chain I went for the 2nd time this season on the Bassmaster Weekend Series trail. With high hopes in hand, I was ready to fish!!! Without a doubt, I had the best practice that I could have ever asked for. I always practice with my brother in law Dana to help him find fish, because he fishes on the boater side of the events. So, the weekend before the tourney, we headed south.fish
The day started out kinda off, needless to say. We hit the first spot in our minds and kinda went for it. We ran through a kicker trail on the north end of the lake flipping and running a swim bait. No luck flipping, but the swim bait started showing potential with a few swirls and bites. At first the bites werent really anything to write home about, but we were finding fish. So we went to the pig trail between Lake Kissimmee and the North Cove.
After finding nothing in the pig trail, we ran to the Seven Palms section of the lake, and thats when Advantage Bait Co, took over. I picked up a 1/2 oz threadfin shad with double gold willow blades and brought the pain. Within 10 casts I had already put a solid 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 lb bass in the boat. I was starting to notice a pattern, something that I have struggled with in my career thus far.
After we caught those 2 fish, we packed up and moved. There we went to the middle of the lake looking for floating hiacen that met with lily pads. My 3rd cast I hooked up with a monster. She stayed down the entire time and then wrapped me around some cat tails and came off. So once again, we found a descent spot. Time again to pack up and find more. Now we find ourselves fishing through the grass island in the middle of Lake Kissimmee.
This tactic was far different then what we had been doing to find the fish earlier, and it proved so, not one bite. As we got ready to leave, Dana asked me where I wanted to go, so I told him lets go back to North Cove and go all the way North. Once again we found ourselves with the cover we wanted! Long story short, we left shortly after catching 2 7lbrs!!
Now back to tourney day, as I said I had high hopes. I found tourney day a lot different than practice. I lost a 4 lbr early in the morning on a skinny dipper and didnt have another bite until 230, when weigh in was at 315. Thanks to my boater, he took me to one spot where i could get a quick limit before weigh in. Within 30 minutes I had 2 fish in the boat and another on the line! I set the hook, she comes out the water, and spits the hook back at me... a solid 2 1/2 - 3 lb fish.
Sadly speaking I only weighed in the 2 fish for 2.07lbs, landing me in 31st place. But I dont see the glass half empty still, bc I moved up in point closely securing a spot in the regionals with only a 2 day tournament in Okeechobee in September left. The results may not be high as I wish, but I'm learning and I am getting better!!!
Posted by admin on April 1, 2012
Finally, the day I had worked for my entire bass fishing career had come. On March 17, 2012.. my brother in law Dana and I won out first Crossroads Bass Club tournament. We have been fishing with this club since 2006 and had never won a tournament, came close, but never won.
Alot of things had to come together for this day. Dana had prefished the lakes the 2 days going into this tournament. Usually this hadnt played out good for us, but it finally did. We had decided that we would start our day in Lake Griffin, which was about a 30 minute run for us. Went to our first spot and pulled a 4 and a 2 pounder. After that, we left and hit the marsh.
The marsh played somewhat of a good role for us, as we finished out our limit and began culling. We fished here for about 45 minutes and moved to some other spots we had on the lake. Around 12 o'clock we still had the same fish in the live well, and needed to upgrade desperately. KNowing that this chain of lakes was a morning bite lake, we had to make a decision. So back to Eustis we went, with only 1 hour left to fish before weigh in.
Pulled up to an old grass bed we knew in Eustis with a long row of docks and went to work. My choice was burning a Lucky Craft 1.5 squarebill and a 1/2 oz Advantage Spinnerbait with double gold willows in the Bluegill pattern. In 30 minutes we caught 11 fish all between 3-5 pounds, and got the upgrades that we desperately needed. Now it was just time to head to the weigh in and see how we faired.
As told before, you know the day was a huge success for us. But we werent the only ones that had a good day. As I am proud to say my dad, Tommy Cobb, caught the biggest fish he had ever caught and the 2nd big bass of the tournament, a hefty 6.14lb hawg. Thiis was truely a proud moment for me. You grow up looking up to your parents, and to see something take place that you helped teach your parent, it is truely a blessing and a moment that i surely will never forget.
Posted by admin on January 18, 2012
As I sit here going through my tackle and preperation for my debut Bassmaster Weekend Series tournament on Lake Toho, I honestly can say that reality is starting to kick in. Sure, I have fished my fair share of tournaments in my days, but never on a stage this big. I can say that I am about to go up against some of the best competition that I have ever seen. Everything that I have worked for will all be put on the line on Saturday.
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Chris loves spending time with his family as well as hunting when he finds free time. He has a sister Kari, whom he idolizes and looks up to, in the United States Air Force. > full bio
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