Capt. Ross Gallagher shows us how to sight cast to cobia schools over structure offshore using the Slowtail Swimbait. Having a rod rigged and ready with an appropriate lure is key for quickly pitching to cobia when they surface.
1: Lead your cast ahead of surface swimming cobia. Pay close attention to the swimming
direction of the fish before casting. Avoid casting directly on top of the fish.
2: Allow the Slowtail Swimbait to sink for a few seconds, putting it in the strike zone.
3: Use sharp rod tip twitches to jig the bait
vertically. Allow pauses for the lure to slowly sink.
Rod: Sewell 8' Heavy Spinning
Reel: Shimano Twinpower 10k
Line: 50lb Power Pro Braid
Leader: 50lb Fluorocarbon