COBIA SIGHTCASTING TRIP
Hatteras offers some great Cobia fishing. Generally on a trip, we are sight casting for them with bucktails from the 40 foot high tuna tower. There are a lot of conditions that have to happen for this trip to work—you need clear water, warm water and sunshine. This type of fishing is kind of like deer hunting from a tree stand—you’re not going to get one every time you go and just because you see them, that doesn’t always mean you’re going to get lucky. On a typical day, we ride around trolling catching Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish while we are looking for the Cobia. At times, we also encounter huge schools of Big Red & Black Drum which can also be caught sight casting on the bucktails. On days when sight casting conditions are not right, we either drift with bait or anchor up and bait fish which can also work well. May and June are the best months for this type of trip and the limit is 4 Cobia to the boat with a 36″ fork length.