Cobia | Rachycentron canadum

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Common Name: Cobia
Species Name: Rachycentron canadum

Cobia are also known as black kingfish, crab eater. Cobia have a brownish upper body with silver white or yellowish bands running the along the body fading with maturity. Cobia are long torpedo shape fish and have a flat head with the lower jaw protruding past the upper jaw and broad powerful tails. One identification feature is the short spines of the dorsal fin. Cobia can grow up to 60kg

Found in New South Wales , Queensland , Northern territory and Western Australia . Cobia often found near deep water Headlands, off shore reefs, floating debris and Navigation beacons.

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Medium to Heavy Tackle
Crabs, Live Fish, Squid, Garfish, Pilchards and Strip Baits
Surface Poppers, Spoons, Minnows, Soft Plastics, Feather Jigs and Salt Water Flies
Cobia Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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