Cobia fishing florida

Cobia (Rachycentridae)


Description: Long, slim fish with broad depressed head; lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail; first dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free spines; when young, has conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes..

Similar fish: Remora, Echeneis naucrates.

Where found: Both inshore and nearshore inhabiting inlets, bays, and among mangroves; frequently seen around buoys, pilings and wrecks.

Size: Common to 30 pounds, may attain weights exceeding 100 pounds.

Remarks: Spawns in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid, and small fish. [back to top]

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