Gulf Coast - Cobia Help!!
THE HULL TRUTH is the world's largest FREE network for the discussion of Boating & Fishing. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world.
05-22-2012, 02:14 PM
Hey guys. I came to Venice last year and had a great time. This time i want to spend a little bit of time targeting Cobia. I caught a couple last year on some rigs. Any help with types of lures, bait, and location to better my chances would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
05-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Catch 6" hardhead cat fish (white trout work the best but I have actually caught cobia off of 12" spanish mackerel) out of the passes and cut off the spines. When you hook off on a rig in 45'/ 200' of water dont cut off the engines but put them in neutral and rev them up a few times before shutting down (cobia are some seriously curious fish, this will draw them up). Free line a few hard heads off the back of the boat and jig a chartreuse queen sized curly tail tipped with a whole squid. Work the whole water column. Move rig to rig without letting other species stopping your quest. Stay focused on cobia only and work from shallow to deep then back again until you find them. Any floating debris, pallet, floating vegetation mat, old tire, drum, ice chest lid, plastic bucket are all worth stopping to throw live bait at it.
05-22-2012, 03:39 PM