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Rachycentron canadum

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Live crabs and small fish are great for Cobia. Keep the bait near the surface. Medium to heavy tackle is required to land these fish that average 30 lbs. Cobia are excellent table fare.

Long, slim fish with a broad, depressed head | Brown in color, fading to a whitish belly | Dark lateral stripe extending through eye to tail

Up to 6 feet (150 lbs.); common from 10 to 50 lbs.

Cobia are found in nearshore and inshore waters with inlets and bays. Cobia are frequently found around buoys, pilings, and wrecks in these areas.

Fun Fish Facts:
State Record: 130 lb. 1 oz, caught near Destin.