Florida Cobia Fishing Charters

Florida Cobia Fishing Charters

Top Florida Cobia Fishing Destinations

Best Cobia Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Cobia Fishing Charters in Florida

Cobia Fishing in Florida

Cobia
  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

(Rachycentron canadum)

There’s a reason so many anglers choose to go Cobia fishing in Florida. Not only are these fish a great target for both novice and expert anglers, but they taste great too. Their widespread availability also makes them a sustainable food choice, so you can feel good about filling up the ice box.

There are plenty of ways to get a Cobia hook up. More often than not, you won’t need a complicated set-up. A medium weight spinning rod does the trick nine out of ten times. If you’re looking for a challenge, try fly fishing for them when they’re inshore and swimming close to the surface.

A good rule of thumb for finding Cobia is seeking out structure. These fish love to eat, preferring blue crab, eel, and pinfish, and structures like bridge pilings and channel markers tend to be where bait fish congregate. They’re preferred diet should also give you a clue about which bait to use!

Florida’s subtropical waters are the ideal habitat for Cobia. You’ll find them in both the Gulf and the Atlantic Coast at different times of year. From March to June, explore the stretch from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville. During the winter months, your best bet is hitting the Keys. And if you’re lucky enough to be fishing the Gulf’s nearshore waters, you can hook Cobia year-round.

Florida Cobia Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Cobia fishing in Florida doesn't vary throughout the year. High season is January to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Cobia Fishing in Florida

Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese
Richard B. fished with 100 Proof Charters on July 27, 2021
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Drink a lot of water. Start with a smaller trip before you do a full-day unless you've fished before. Have a plan for what you are going to do with the fish you catch (give them away or take them to a restaurant to have them cooked).
Half Day Trip w Captain Mike
Jim M. fished with My Chance Charters on July 27, 2021
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Dolphins, sea turtles, tuna and sharks in three hours -- productive, diverse fishery!
July fishing trip
Josh M. fished with First City Fishing Charters – 25' on July 26, 2021
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Be ready for weather changes, and roll with it!
Best Trip Ever!
Jerry K. fished with Captain Black’s Fishing on July 26, 2021
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Get booked with Captain Black. You will not be disappointed.
6 hr trip with Cpt Bill
Warren D. fished with Fellsmere Reservoir – Capt Bill G on July 26, 2021
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We hoped to get some action on top water bite but fish weren’t interested. Take your wife and kids and learn how to fish with live wild shiners. So cool watching shiners react to bass before the bite. Lots of action.
4 hour fishing trip
Timothy S. fished with Captain Andy's Salty Adventures on July 26, 2021
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Fish in cooler months of the year for better results.
Perfect day on the water
Tammy K. fished with Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters on July 26, 2021
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You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
BIG BASS WITH BRENT
Glenn M. fished with A Horizon Fishing Charters – Lake Toho on July 25, 2021
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Go out very early! Bring cash for bait. Keep your cameras handy!