Introduction to Cobia
Cobia, known for their strength and stamina, are a popular target for anglers in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Ponce Inlet. These fish are often found cruising near the surface or around structures and are renowned for their fighting ability and delicious taste.
When to Fish for Cobia
The prime season for Cobia in these areas is during the spring, particularly from March to May. This is when Cobia migrate through the waters of Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, often spotted near Ponce Inlet, providing excellent opportunities for anglers.
Where to Fish for Cobia
In Daytona Beach, the areas around offshore wrecks and reefs are good for Cobia. New Smyrna Beach's nearshore waters, particularly around buoys and artificial reefs, are also productive. Ponce Inlet's vicinity, especially around the jetties and in the inlet itself, can be a hotspot during the migration season.
How to Fish for Cobia
Sight fishing with live bait such as crabs or eels is a popular method. Cobia can also be caught by casting jigs or live bait near structures or cruising fish. Heavy tackle is recommended due to the size and power of Cobia.
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