Well known for hanging out with bigger sea creatures such as whales, stingrays, sharks, turtles, and tarpon. Cobia can grown up to 6 feet in length and are often caught as by catch when targeting tarpon in the Charlotte Harbor. They often hangout on big artificial reefs and are a favorite target of spear fisherman. Cobia is captain Dylan’s favorite fish to eat!
Cobia are the only living species in their family and they have no close relatives. Found almost worldwide in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate waters. Cobia form spawning groups in the northern Gulf of Mexico between May and August. Cobia grow rapidly, reaching 7 inches in a matter of months and 13 to 15 inches by one year old. Cobia are known to live at least 10 years and may reach 15 years of age. Cobia are aggressive feeders, chasing down food from the top to the bottom of the sea.