Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Charlotte Harbor Cobia
Now that the winds have dropped back to a more tolerable level, I've been spending more time up in the harbor. The brighter sand bars are full of life and even though the tarpon are everyone's main target, lots of cobia are hanging on the backs of cruising stingrays. These are a really easy fish to catch since they hit almost anything that moves. This one ate a white Gulp on a 1/8th ounce jig head. Live crabs are an even better bait since that's what the cobia are hoping to find shooting out from under the rays. This fish was well under the legal size of 33" so it went back in the water.