Little Cobia, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Captiva Fishing, Cobia!

Little Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Little Cobia, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, November 11, 2017: Little Cobia.

CaptivaRentals.org: Avoid VRBO Fees. Rent Directly From Local Homeowners.Captiva Fishing Report, Saturday, November 11: Little Cobia, Just Offshore, Catch & Release; Red Tide Report (Caloosahatchee freshwater runoff, but no red tide); and more fishing reports from other areas and Captains.

Saturday, November 11: Cobia & Sharks, Only Things Biting, catch & release; still a lot of Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore Tuna, and sharks feeding on bait schools moving south offshore.

Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.  Better water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.

Charlie, Cobia, Gulf Side Of Sanibel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Saturday, November 11, 2017, [File Photo - December 12, 2012].
Charlie, Cobia, Gulf Side Of Sanibel, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service, Saturday, November 11, 2017, [File Photo – December 12, 2012].
“The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a species of perciform marine fish, the only representative of the genus Rachycentron and the family Rachycentridae. Other common names include black kingfishblack salmonlinglemonfishcrabeaterprodigal son and black bonito.

Attaining a maximum length of 2 m (78 in) and a maximum weight of 78 kg (172 lb), the cobia has an elongated fusiform (spindle-shaped) body and a broad, flattened head. The eyes are small and the lower jaw projects slightly past the upper. Fibrous villiform teeth line the jaws, the tongue, and the roof of the mouth.

Cobia caught offshore of Captiva in Sanibel & Captiva charters!
Cobia caught offshore of Captiva on Sanibel & Captiva charters!

The body of the fish is smooth with small scales. It is dark brown in color, grading to white on the belly with two darker brown horizontal bands on the flanks. The stripes are more prominent during spawning when they darken and the background color lightens.

The cobia is normally solitary except for annual spawning aggregations, and sometimes it will congregate at reefs, wrecks, harbors, buoys, and other structural oases. It is pelagic, but it may enter estuaries and mangroves in search of prey.

Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.

It is found in warm-temperate to tropical waters of the West and East Atlantic Ocean, throughout the Caribbean, and in the Indo-Pacific off India, Australia and Japan.[2] It is eurythermal, tolerating a wide range of temperatures, from 1.6 to 32.2 °C. It is also euryhaline, living at salinities of 5 to 44.5 ppt.[3]

The cobia feeds primarily on crabssquid, and fish. It will follow larger animals such as sharksturtles, and manta rays to scavenge. It is a very curious fish, showing little fear of boats.”  Please see more information here.

Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

Cobia & Sharks, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Cobia & Sharks, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sunday, May 15, 2016.

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned with sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Cobia Off Captiva Island, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Cobia Off Captiva Island, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, May 12, 2017.

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Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday January 2, 2017.
Cobia, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, January 2, 2017.