- Closed Season: None
- Size Limit: Minimum 33″ fork length
- Bag Limit: 1 fish per person per day or 2 per vessel, whichever is less
Shaped long and thin like a torpedo, many an angler will say the cobia fights like one too. Both exciting to catch for sport and excellent table fare, cobia is a much sought after fish, especially given that it lives in tropical waters all around the world. We see this fish the most once the waters to the north of us get above 68 degrees and they make their way to Southwest Florida’s warmer waters come October. Highly mobile, this fish lives a mostly solitary life in open water but is also found inshore in small groups. Once inshore, they frequent buoys and channel markers, as well as any other free floating object where they prey on shrimp, small fish, and crabs. Catch this fish with nearly any kind of live bait, but you may get especially lucky if you rig up a pinfish or blue runner.