Captain's Corner

Cobia Starting to Show Up

Published May 8th, 2021 by John Blenker

Had a trip the other day with this angler from Canada. He landed this 30″ Cobia on light tackle. I have spotted Cobia on charters over the past few weeks but have not gotten them to bite. Last year we landed four on charters that were all juvenile undersized. Hopefully this is a sign that a they are getting bigger. We released this fish as it was 3″ short only to be caught another day. I have also been starting to see signs of Tarpon in the waters in and around Tampa Bay. Shark hook ups have also been on the rise as the water has warmed up to the 80 degree mark. Looking forward to future charters with customers to try and land these giants of the gulf.

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