Known by several aliases (ling, lemonfish, crab eaters), cobia, a popular and nomadic game fish, frequent the entire Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard as far north as Chesapeake Bay. Bigger fish approach triple-digit weights and often slurp down bright bucktail jigs, swim baits and large streamer flies. Yet cobia can be finicky, too, and when that happens natural baits make the difference between hook-ups and refusals. Here are the top live baits for cobia fishing.
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