Trolling for cobia

March 26, 2009

A day in South Walton at the beach … nice!
A day in South Walton sight casting for cobia … priceless!

Family Rachycentridae, COBIA (Ling)
Rachycentron canadum

Description: long, slim fish with broad depressed head; lower jaw projects past upper jaw; dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail; first dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free spines; when young, has conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes.
Similar Fish: remora, Echeneis naucrates.