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Fishing Charters For Cobia At Port Canaveral
Monday August 21, 2017
Young men grow stonger and build character fighing big fish on light tackle. Especially when they spend a day on the water with their father. These anglers spent a day fishing with their dad and Captain Richard Bradley outside Port Canaveral and on the Banana River Lagoon.
"We simply found fish free swimming off port canaveral and threw live bait at them. It was instant hookups and loads of fun." Explained Captain Richard Bradley from Lagooner fishing charters.
Cobia are great fighters and good to eat. You can find them almost all year around off Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, but look for the most fun in the spring.
Spring Migration of Cobia
Cobia follow the 70° water as it warms from south to north along the Atlantic seaboard in the Spring. Typically the migration is around the month of March but can change each year according the winter release. Look for cobia to make their run during spring break and often during the warmer Indian Summer type winters in Febuary and January. Bring polarized sunglasses and a hat with a brim to assist you in the fishing day of sight fishing for these lumbering giants of the deep.
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Cobia are hard fighting, heavy fish that never seem to give up the battle even after they're boated. Average size of this fish seems to be over 25 lbs with 35-40 lbs not uncommon. Brown to black colored with no teeth, short spikes on their backs and plenty of "BIG FISH" attitude. Cobia are often mistaken by anglers for sharks and can be seen freely swimming near the surface near flotsam or structure. For the most part cobia are dark brown but can have some color fluctuation due to genetics or habitat.
Both INSHORE and NEARSHORE inhabiting inlets, bays, and among mangroves; frequently seen around buoys, pilings, and wrecks. During the spring and fall migrations they can often be seen free swimming along the coastline.
We often find cobia swimming near the surface near floating sargassum seaweed or flotsam. Prior to the 1980's cobia would frequent navigation aids but this has become less of a habit due to angling pressure.
One of the preferred ways to catch cobia consistently is to simply bottom fish near wrecks and structure. Cobia respond well to live bait and find comfort and food source near large bottom structure.
As a note you should always look around large marinelife for swimming cobia. Large sharks, manta rays, whales and turtles can often hold cobia that relate to them as traveling companions or hitchhikers.
spawns in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid, and small fish. Target this fish in early spring or late winter (feb-april). Cobia are often seasonal so make your reservations during this time of year.
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Minimum size 33" to fork 1 per harvester or 6 per vessel per day, whichever is less.
103 lbs., 12 ozs.
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Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: May 15 2017 17:09:20.
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You will not have a better fishing experience anywhere in Florida than with Capt. Richard and his wife Capt. Gina......These two have grown up fishing in the area and are privy to all the sweet fishing spots.....very family oriented and highly motivated to turn the average fishing trip into a exciting adventure packed with not only fish but great memories to share for a lifetime!......I highly recommend Lagooner Fishing Guides and can't wait to get out on the water again with Capt. Richard and introduce my grandson to the sport of fishing! smile emoticon Thanks again for all the good times on the water!
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