Cobia

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 14, 2017 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin says it's vital to keep reeling when a cobia is charging your lure — don't stop the jig as the fish approaches, or it could lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 12, 2017 at 1:40pm
Capt. Bill Lake took a break from catching speckled trout to go offshore for snapper, and ended up finding numbers of cobia — including this 72-pounder.

Cobia show up early south of Dularge

72-pounder among mass of lemonfish discovered in Ship Shoal, fishing guide says
August 22, 2017 at 4:36pm
After a tough fight, with no gaff, Josh Chauvin was finally able to net this 50-pound plus lemonfish he hooked using a de-barbed hardhead catfish for live bait.

Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

First snapper at a rig often brings lemonfish up with it, Chauvin says
July 13, 2015 at 4:40pm
Grant Derouen, 28, of Lake Charles, hooked this huge cobia Friday afternoon in the West Cameron blocks about 30 miles from the Cameron jetties. If certified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, it would become the No. 3-ranked cobia in the state.

Potential No. 3-ranked cobia landed in West Cameron blocks Friday

Derouen's massive ling officially weighed 108.8 pounds, measured 67 inches long
May 06, 2015 at 11:54am

Chris Macaluso - Thought's on Cobia

August 14, 2014 at 6:00pm
Capt. Daryl Carpenter, with Reel Screamers Guide Service in Grand Isle, said the cobia bite has been solid this year in 150- to 350-feet of water, particularly along riplines and near grass patches.

Solid year for cobia out of Grand Isle

Carpenter said reading offshore conditions key for successful trips
July 15, 2014 at 7:38am
Although anglers often throw live bait for cobia, artificial jigs work just as well for the fish that stack up in West Delta.

Occupy West Delta: Cobia fishing explodes around West Delta rigs

Anglers can head to the West Delta rigs to take advantage of the cobia invasion as these hard fighters make their way eastward.
September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Capt. Vernon Ledoux was looking for red snapper when he hooked this 79-pound cobia on June 3.

Grand Isle guide puts monster cobia in bay boat

Huge ling landed during red snapper trip
June 04, 2012 at 12:31pm
Cobia action is hot at the near-shore rigs out of Venice's Red Pass, as Doug Melzig with Under Armour discovered Tuesday (Oct. 11).

Cobia thick around near-shore rigs

Venice is a great jumping-off point for hot ling fishing action.
October 14, 2011 at 4:01pm