Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)
- Other Name(s): ling, lemonfish, crabeaters, chubby yew
- Florida State Record: 130 lbs. 1 oz.
- Min. Size Limit: 33" Fork Length (length of a fish measured from the most anterior part of the head to the deepest point of the notch in the tail fin)
- Daily Bag Limit: 1 per harvester per day or 6 per vessel, whichever is less
Cobia are a pelagic fish which we target on nearshore or offshore charters. Like many open water fish, they are attracted to floating objects like navigation markers, wrecks and also artificial reefs. They typically feed on shrimp, squid, crabs and other fish. During the spring we fish for cobia by finding large manta rays just outside the breaker line. Cobia follow these rays in search of food.