Cobia (Lemonfish)

Cobia have dark brown bodies with white bellies, and when viewed from above or in the water, often resemble a shark due to their finlets.

  • Average size: The most common size for Cobia is in the 50 pounds range, but it is not uncommon to find them around 80 pounds. It is considered rare to reel in a cobia weighing over 100 pounds.
  • Habitat: Cobia can be found from high-salinity bays out to waters of depths reaching 250 feet. Cobia are attracted to structure like oil platforms, floating debris, and seaweed rips.
  • Limits: An angler may take 2 cobia per day with a minimum fork length of 33 inches.