Monday, November 10, 2014

Cobia In Matlacha Pass

Peter Boot from Toronto pulled this almost legal cobia off the back of a stingray in Matlacha Pass late this afternoon.  These fish aren't easy to find in our shallows but when you do they're easily caught.  This cobia slammed a Gulp jerk shad that landed five feet off its nose.  That's a typical response from these aggressive predators.  I just wish we would see as many of them in the skinny water as the offshore guys do.  There aren't many things that taste better than fresh cobia fillets.