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A great sport fish and great eating fish, you will know when you have one of these guys on the end of your line.
The Cobia or Black King Fish can fight with the strength of a fiesty shark of the same size, in fact it is not uncommon to confuse a good Cobia with a shark until they are close to the boat as their body shape and colour is similar.
Usually they will have 4 or 5 good runs before they tire and even still they don't like to give up.
Common Fish name
Cobia or Black King fish
Other fish names
Lemon fish, Sergeant fish, Crab eater, Ling, Black salmon, Cobbie.
Description and identification
Similar fish species
Where to catch Cobia
When to catch Cobia
Behaviours and adaptions
Size and catch limits:
Always check with your local authorities before you go fishing to check for bag and size limits and any updates on local fishing regulations.Local bait and tackle stores are also a good source of fishing regulation material.Keep in mind that some states require permits to fish and some areas may be closed at certain times of the year.
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How to catch Cobia
Fishing live bait to use
Spinning reel,side cast,bait caster
Light mono for dead baits or a light braid or mono-filament for casting lures.
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How to clean:
How to cook:
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