Also commonly called black kingfish, cobia are usually caught while targeting other species.
Taking both trolled lures or garfish meant for mackerel and hooked by bait fisherman working the bottom, they offer a very hard exhausting fight.
Fish to 30+ lb inhabit the tropical reef waters and are usually found near structure.
Their habit of accompanying large mantas and devil rays is well known and many an alert angler will entice a strike by casting a lure at these gliding monsters.
They are excellent eating.
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