Cobia Are Biting. What’s a Cobia?

Flounder bite is starting to warm up along with the bay’s waters. Red drum and black drum are still being caught along the southern tip of the Eastern Shore and around Fisherman’s Island. Bait of choice is peeler crab.

Cobia have made their yearly showing early this year with some nice fish up to 90 lbs reporedly being weighed in. Most successful methods are chumming for these behemoths until they have spawned. After the spawn sight fishing should become more productive.

Smaller red drum/puppy drum are being caught pretty much anywhere on the shallow flats. Again peeler crab is the clear winner in the bait dept. Croaker are on the small side but abundant.

We caught this guy Sunday sight fishing along the lower portion of the Baltimore Channel.

A cobia, also called black kingfish, black salmon or lemon fish. They can grow up to 170 pounds.
A cobia, also called black kingfish, black salmon or lemon fish. They can grow up to 170 pounds.

 

About Blair Hansford

Blair is an avid fisherman in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. He also hunts and offers tips, tactics, recipes and pictures on his blog, Fish The Bay. (http://fishthebay.blogspot.com)

Blair Hansford

Blair is an avid fisherman in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. He also hunts and offers tips, tactics, recipes and pictures on his blog, Fish The Bay. (http://fishthebay.blogspot.com)

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