Spring is here and now that the Texas Gulf waters are starting to warm up, keep an eye out for the cobia fish. Cobia are large, long, slender-bodied fish with a broad head and extruding bottom jaw. They are also dark brown with a distinct dark lateral stripe that runs from head to tail. Cobia are a thrilling catch! You can reel them in by plug casting, bottom fishing, trolling, and spinning.
Cobia are marine fish that can be found in nearshore and inshore waters that have inlets and bays. They also go by the name black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeater, and black bonito.
Cobia feed on stingrays, blue crabs, and bait fish including pinfish, hardhead catfish, and eel. Their protein-rich diet causes these fish grow very quickly, in some cases reaching over 40 inches long in under two years making them excellent table fare.
You’ll really want to hold onto cobia once you’ve hooked one in! Cobia are so powerful that they’re considered to be one of the most sought after gamefish.
Spring is a great time to get out into warmer waters and fish for cobia along with king mackerel, speckled trout and offshore tuna. Contact FishSeaPlay and learn more and get yourself out on the water!