This oobia was caught atop a big offshore sand bar. He was watching a big ray. As
I said, discovering cobia is sometime the simple part of your journey. Getting these particular eaters to take a bait can
be frustrating. I anchor if I identify one
up (or utilize the Spot Lock function on my Minn Kota iPilot), placing the boat
where I can cast my bait towards the marker..
I recommend leaving your outboard running and out of gear, as youll.
sometimes need to pull a big fish away from the structure once its connected.
up. Cobia are well-known for wrapping.
line around markers. Crabs and live.
pinfish make outstanding bait for cobia, however eels resemble sweet to.
them. If you can discover live eels, take.
them with you; otherwise Gulp! and Hogy make excellent plastic replicas. Frequently, if the waters dirty or dark, youll.
need to fish a marker where cobia do not show themselves. In those cases, and if youre fortunate enough to.
have a crew (2 to fish and one to captain the boat), float one bait under a.
cork and put another on the bottom using a slip-sinker rig..

Keep your motor running, as cobia are curious and will often come boatside simply to see whats going on.

Make sure to take a look at every channel marker you pass on your look for cobia Landing.
a cobia can be an ordeal. Usage.
proper tackle. Big spinning outfits,.
spooled with 30 to 50-pound braided line and almost-invisible 80-pound.
fluorocarbon leaders will offer you a possibility against a big wheel. Second, when a cobia strikes, get any other.
lines back to the boat and clear the decks..
Combating one fish at a time has to do with all any boat team can manage. And lastly, NEVER bring a “green” cobia into.
the boat. Theyve been known to break.
rods, gaffs, and even anglers arms. Get them covered by a towel, or much better.
Into a cooler and locked down as quickly as possible.

Fishing for cobia can be tiring, in the hunt and in the fight, however if you bring house a keeper, anticipate some of the finest eating of the spring. Prepare some cobia steaks by broiling, barbecuing or smoking cigarettes and youll certainly keep your team happy.

Cobia, or ling, are a species of fish found both inshore and offshore in Florida. When the fights over theyre exceptional table fare, theyre terrific fishters and.

A pleased however tired cobia fisherman after a long struggle getting his reward to the boat! Story by Capt. Tommy Thompson

Everyone enjoys cobia– as sport and for dinner!

Keep your motor running, as cobia are curious and will often come boatside simply to see whats going on.

This oobia was captured atop a big overseas sand bar. Typically, if the waters dark or filthy, youll.