Notices
Like Tree11Likes
  • 1 Post By Miss Trial
  • 3 Post By Marlin308
  • 1 Post By critt77matt
  • 3 Post By VesselCalling
  • 1 Post By MSchwartz
  • 2 Post By Fisher78

Cobia report in Grand Isle?

Old 10-08-2019, 01:53 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Down the bayou, south Louisiana
Posts: 306
Default Cobia report in Grand Isle?

Any Cobia reports in Grand Isle?
savedbygrace6868 is online now  
Old 10-08-2019, 09:04 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Floaters
Posts: 6,298
Default

They're in Cocodrie.
savedbygrace6868 likes this.
Miss Trial is offline  
Old 10-08-2019, 07:00 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Luling, Louisiana
Posts: 901
Default

Originally Posted by savedbygrace6868 View Post
Any Cobia reports in Grand Isle?
How do you usually target them in GI? They’ve always been a by catch for me.
SuperDave4x4 is offline  
Old 10-08-2019, 07:29 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Down the bayou, south Louisiana
Posts: 306
Default

This would be our first time trying for Cobia. I was told in a thread last year to circle the rig a couple of times with a jig and if they were around you would see them following the boat. Don’t know if that is fact since we never tried before.
savedbygrace6868 is online now  
Old 10-08-2019, 07:31 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville, 'Merica!
Posts: 1,624
Default

Hardhead catfish are your friend.

Marlin308 is offline  
Old 10-09-2019, 04:21 AM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Kiln, MS
Posts: 261
Default

we have caught them with jigs beside the boat while fishing for snapper and other fish. However, I have caught one off the bottom using cut bait too, we saw a nice fish on the sonar and I dropped a line about 5 minutes later it was game on. Someone else told me that they chum for them, I would think that would be shark city but he claims it works and you catch big ones. I have tried jigging around the rigs and haven't been successful yet but it is supposed to work.
savedbygrace6868 likes this.
critt77matt is offline  
Old 10-09-2019, 07:33 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 561
Default

Originally Posted by Marlin308 View Post
Hardhead catfish are your friend.

A live 8-10" hardhead with fins clipped off or a small, live white trout freelined behind the boat always worked for me.
VesselCalling is offline  
Old 10-09-2019, 06:22 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 170
Default

Originally Posted by savedbygrace6868 View Post
Any Cobia reports in Grand Isle?
We use jig heads with large curly tails in chartreuse or white and have been successful. Circle rigs and cast or tie up fish for mangrove and the cobra will come into the chum. Be ready.
savedbygrace6868 likes this.
MSchwartz is offline  
Old 10-15-2019, 06:54 AM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 32
Default

Doesn't hurt to stop and cast around the drill ships if you see any. They've had a few south of fourchon that I had some luck at during the summer.
cwhite6 and Redbeans like this.
Fisher78 is offline  
Old 10-15-2019, 07:19 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: The floaters
Posts: 286
Default

Originally Posted by Fisher78 View Post
Doesn't hurt to stop and cast around the drill ships if you see any. They've had a few south of fourchon that I had some luck at during the summer.

Croaker on bottom will drag one up and then throw jigs the followers. Sevan7 was a cobia slaughter house with her mud mat but she was not there last time I passed by that way.
Redbeans is offline  
Old 10-15-2019, 11:30 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: NOLA Brah
Posts: 1,839
Default

Circle a rig. Look around. They're curious fish and will often come up in the prop wash. A stout rod with a good sized jig head and cut bait has always worked for us. If they're hungry they hit it hard.
Rollo Tomassi is offline  
Old 10-15-2019, 03:30 PM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 105
Default

Tip your jig with some cut bait to sweeten the deal in case they just wanna check you out. Quite effective
TeamHeebe is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread