Friday, March 24, 2017

Cobia On The Flats

For some strange reason, the flats of Matlacha Pass are currently home to a lot more cobia than I've ever seen before  I'm not questioning this at all since it's a very good thing and I hope it continues for the rest of the time I'm alive.  I absolutely love Cobia.  They're easily one of my favorite inshore fish to catch and eat, once they hit the 33" slot legal size.  The one in the photo was just under that at but still put up a hell of a fight on an 8-weight fly rod.  This was the first cobia I brought to the boat on a fly this year but we usually get quite a few in Charlotte Harbor once the tarpon start moving through.