Cobia

Cobia

  • Peak Season: Depends on Charter
  • Best Charter:Full Day Offshore
  • Best Technique:Sight Casting
  • Best Bait: Live Bait, Jigs
  • Table Fare: Excellent

How to Catch Cobia

Cobia may be one of the oddest looking fish you can run into while fishing offshore of Miami. Cobia can be found both inshore and offshore, in deep water and shallow. In spring, pods of Cobia migrate along the shallow reefs, their dark coloration setting them apart from the sandy bottoms. On these cobia fishing charters, anglers can sight cast to individual fish with medium spinning tackle while fishing near Miami Beach. Pitching live baits on short 50lb leaders and 20lb mono is a great way to connect to these greedy fish. Cobia typically weigh between 10 and 50lbs, though larger individuals are not uncommon. Cobia can also be encountered along the edge, usually as by catch while kite fishing off Miami for sailfish and tuna. Cobia will also intercept baits meant for snapper, grouper, and jacks while wreck fishing in Miami. Cobia are also reliably targeted in the gulf during charters offshore of Flamingo. They inhabit wrecks in these areas and the bite can be hot! Cobia fight extremely hard in deep water and go wild boat side when gaffed. Cobia have thick white fillets that are great on the barbeque or frying pan. Cobia can be an unexpected addition to the cooler during our offshore fishing charters in Miami, but they are always welcome in the boat.

Cobia Fishing Miami