• Cobia

    New changes are in order for North Carolina anglers for the 2018 cobia season.

    N.C. cobia season opens May 1 with new regulations

    Season runs through end of December
    April 20 at 12:37pm
    Greg Marquart (left) and Alex Chandler (right) were happy to bring this 96-pound cobia to Chasin' Tails Outdoors during the 2017 Cobia Challenge.

    NC angler boats 96-pound cobia off Cape Lookout

    Fish was caught during Chasin' Tails' Cobia Challenge
    May 30, 2017 at 11:25am
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has closed the recreational cobia season along the Atlantic coast from the Georgia-Florida line north to New York.

    Cobia season closed in federal waters by NMFS

    Cobia fishing still open in N.C., S.C. state waters
    January 26, 2017 at 7:54am
    The nearshore waters out of Oregon inlet have been full of hungry cobia the past week or 10 days.

    Nearshore waters out of Oregon Inlet have been full of hungry cobia

    Bucktails tipped with soft plastics have been ticket for anglers sight-casting to fish
    June 09, 2015 at 3:59pm
    Big cobia are piling up on nearshore and offshore reefs out of Little River.

    Cobia piling up on nearshore, offshore reefs out of Little River

    North Myrtle Beach guide expects excellent bite to continue another 10 days
    June 20, 2014 at 11:51am
    Cobia often cruise or lurk around buoy or channel markers, where they can be approached by fishermen sight-casting.

    Cobia Central

    St. Helena Sound is a prime May destination for these hard-charging fish — and the anglers who like to target them.
    April 28, 2009 at 3:22pm

    To Catch A Cobia

    June often offers nearly perfect days on the water at the N.C. coast, and ballon fishing for lemonfish can add excitement.
    May 19, 2008 at 1:09pm
    The record setting crew included (L-R) Randy Glenn of Wilson, Joe Smith of Manteo, angler Billy Ray Lucas of Wilson, Marauder Mate Jeff Floyd of Raleigh and Capt. Vernon Barrington of Manteo.  The record cobia weighed 116.5 pounds and was 70 inches long and 34.5 inches in girth.

    Wilson Angler Catches Record Cobia

    June 21, 2006 at 8:53pm
    An angler has whipped this cobia and will walk it around to the stern so a mate can gaff the fish.

    I Spy Cobia

    A Crystal Coast captain has adopted an offshore technique that may revolutionize inshore cobia fishing.
    April 25, 2006 at 10:21am