Cobia Pulls Angler Overboard

Watch a fisherman get pulled overboard by a lively cobia — and then try to chase it down!

If you’ve spent much time on a boat you most likely realize that falling in can be part of the experience. Although going overboard can often be a very serious and dangerous matter, there’s other times when it’s the highlight of your day and leaves everyone with a story and a smile. Watch as my friend and fellow angler Vincent Mai, of Tampa, Florida, tumbles into Tampa Bay by a cobia. Afterwards, he proceeds to do everything he can to make up for his mistake, trying to catch and land the fish.

Some anglers fall in the water fighting fish, some fish jump into boats while fighting anglers. See what happens when the tables are turned and the fish decide to make their own grand entrance, uninvited.