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What are the best cobia fishing charters?

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What types of cobia fishing charters are common?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular for cobia as well as offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.

How much do cobia fishing charters cost?

for cobia prices can range anywhere from $345 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day for cobia is $1,081. The average price for a full day for cobia is $1,698.

When is the best time to go cobia fishing?

The most popular season for cobia fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

Where can I get a fishing license for cobia and what are the bag limits for cobia?

See here for more information on cobia fishing licenses, cobia bag limits, and fishing season regulations for cobia. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right cobia rules and regulations.



What is a Cobia?


A cobia is a unique fish - there are no other member of its scientific family left, and it is a fairly prehistoric-looking beast. It is a fish of many names (Texans prefer to call it a ling, and elsewhere around the world you might hear black kingfish, black salmon, lemonfish, black bonito, sergeantfish, cubby yew, crab-eater, or even the prodigal son).

To identify a cobia isn’t too difficult, as they have a massive, depressed head that looks almost flat like a catfish. They are also quickly told apart by their olive upper and white lower body, sometimes with a stripe down the side. These stripes are often more prominent during the spawn. They also have a few unique spikes on their back before their dorsal fin, and interestingly do not have a swim bladder like most other fish, meaning they must propel themselves to swim up or down in the water column.

Cobia are a popular gamefish; they’re strong-willed and fish hard on the line, and are known for keeping the fight alive even after being boated multiple times (don’t underestimate this fish).

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