Hogy — Cobia

Ten Tips For Casting To Cobia On Manta Rays

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Central Florida Charters Tips for Catching Cobia On Manta Rays Capt. Scott Lum www.centralfloridacharters.com If possible try to approach the ray slowly, positioning the boat parallel to the ray casting across the ray instead of approaching the Ray from behind. It’s easier to make long casts well ahead but in line with the ray and reel your lure fast on the surface until it’s where you want it then drop it down to the fishes level. If you make a bad cast, immediately reel back as fast as you can and recast because the ray could spook and go down....

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3 Tips For Casting and Jigging Cobia On Wrecks

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Two top Hogy Pros on their favorite lure fishing techniques for catching cobia off of manta rays, wrecks, ledges, and channels. Learn how to hookup with these pro tips.

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Pro Talk: Sight Fishing Virginia for Summer Cobia

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Tyler Nonn www.twcharters.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Coastal waters Tides: Both tides produce fish. Unlike winter Florida Keys cobia, Virginia fish generally will travel and show themselves on the surface during any part of the tide cycle. Tide lines and rips created by shoals or any structure subsurface often produce fish on the stronger outgoing tides. Approach: Start down tide and cover water looking for fish. Slowly move up current from spot to spot. Running tide lines, structure, shoals, and rays can be some of your best summer cobia options. Once you find cobia, rays,...

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Pro Talk: Targeting Florida Keys Winter Cobia

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Tyler Nonn www.twcharters.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Florida Keys Tides: When tides start to slow and slack the fish will move up to the surface, investigating and looking for bait. When tides are moving fish will be holding closer to the bottom and generally out of sight. Approach: Look for numbers wintering cobia on structure, ledges, wrecks, channels and flats on the Gulf edge or in the Gulf of Mexico. Cobia can be found in the Atlantic, and sometimes larger, but not a frequently. When coming up to some kind of structure be ready to cast especially on slowing...

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Pro Talk: Sight Casting Cocoa Beach Cobia

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Steven Sharpe Here’s what we learned… Location: Cocoa Beach, FL Tides: Tides are not too important for sight fishing cobia. Ample sunlight and light winds are better for increased visibility when trying to spot these fish cruising on the surface. Approach: When trying to locate free swimming cobia, it’s best to start looking for specific changes in bottom contour or water color and temperature. Often, in the Cocoa Beach area, it’s best to begin looking in the 50′ – 70′ depths. This is generally considered the “cobia highway” along this portion of Florida’s coast. Once in this depth range,...

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