How-To — Cobia

How To: Trolling for Cobia with the Hogy Perfect Tubes in the Chesapeake Bay

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Damon Williams to discuss trolling for Cobia in the Chesapeake Bay with the Hogy Perfect Tube. Here's what we found out...  Capt. Damon WilliamsWebsite: https://www.chesapeake-bay-outdoors.com/Facebook: Chesapeake Bay OutdoorsInstagram: @chesapeake_bay_outdoors_llc Location: Bay Bridge Tunnel to the Bay Bridge, Chesapeake Bay (Maryland/Virginia) Tides: Cobia don’t have very big swim bladders so they don’t like a lot of water movement because they have a harder time getting around. Because of this, you can catch them the best at the beginning or the end of the current cycle. The time of the day doesn’t matter but...

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How To: 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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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tyler Nonn to discuss sight casting for summer cobia with the Hogy HDUV Jiggin' Eels and Paddle Tails in Virginia Coastal Waters and the Chesapeake Bay. Here's what we learned... Capt. Tyler NonnWebsite: www.twcharters.comInstagram: @tidewaterchartersFacebook: Tidewater Charters 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...

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Pro Talk: Targeting Florida Keys Winter Cobia

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tyler Nonn to discuss jigging for winter Cobia in the Florida Keys with the Hogy HDUV Jiggin' Eel Tail series. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Tyler NonnWebsite: www.twcharters.comFacebook: Tidewater ChartersInstagram: @tidewatercharters 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...

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How-To: Sight Casting Cocoa Beach Cobia

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Steven Sharpe to discuss sight casting for Cobia on Cocoa Beach in Florida with the Hogy Original Series. 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′...

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