Tampa Bay Cobia

June 20, 2015 by Charlton's Reef Charters

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Another hot day on Tampa Bay with the mid-morning temp. climbing into the 80’s and lots of boats already out, I decided to take my place at my favorite Cobia spot. There are several ways to find cobia. One is to look around all the nav. markers in the bay and toss a pinfish at them hoping a cobia is hiding there. Another is to spot them cruising the surface like a shark. My way is to look for giant stingrays or manatees. Why? Cobia sometimes like to follow these animals in hopes they will stir up food from the bottom and WHAM!

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Capt. Tom Charlton offers flats and deep water fishing in the pristine waters of the Tampa Bay area. Fishing aboard a 20 ft Mako Marine, he targets a wide variety of desirable game fish, including Snook, Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia,…

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