Fishing for Cobia

Cobia is found in warm-temperate to tropical waters of the West and East Atlantic Ocean, throughout the Caribbean and in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India, Australia, and off the Pacific coast of Japan. It is dark brown in color, grading to white on the belly with two darker brown horizontal bands on the flanks. The cobia is normally solitary except for annual spawning aggregations, and sometimes congregates at reefs, wrecks, harbors, buoys and other structural oases. It is pelagic, but may enter estuaries and mangroves in search of prey. It's more conducive to conventional tackle with jigs and baits. Flies work to mostly fishing structure. They are big (up to and over 100 pounds) and are strong fighters.  

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Cobia Become a Reality. 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where you can fish for cobia

They have a wide range of waters from the Atlantic to the Caribbean to Pacific waters. 

Fishing tackle for cobia

Conventional tackle is most popular, but these fish can be taken on flies too with 9-12 weight rods and saltwater taper lines -- generally fishing structure. 

Fishing flies for cobia

They love eel patters, as well as a variety of bait fish tied in big sizes up to 4/0. 


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