Stuart, Fl. Cobia Fishing Charters:
Fun to hunt and sight cast to, great fighters, excellent table fare and pretty obliging when presented with bait, cobia rank as one of the favorite fish to many local anglers. With a thick, dense, white meet and a diet consisting primarily of crabs and shrimp, cobia is prime table fare and perfect for grilling, chowder and even sashimi.
Cobia fishing charters in Stuart Florida
Sight casting jigs to cruising fish, which average 25 to 65 pounds with a state record of 130 lbs. while they free swim on the surface just off the beach, or behind and huge manta rays is one of the most exciting methods of catching these highly prized fish.
Cobias migrate up and down the Florida Coast year round with the peek months being from Jan to July. Manta Rays, big sharks and leather back sea turtles are often followed by cobia because when they go down to the bottom they kick up crabs and shrimp, the cobias primary food source, this is also a reason why cobia are so good to eat. Cobia can also be targeted while anchored up, or drifting too. Shallow water reefs and wrecks are great places to soak live bait; a crab or blind cast a jig.
jigging charters in Stuart Fl. Cobia on a RonZ Lure during a half day charter
Cobias are known for their great food value, wonderful fights, going berserk when they are gaffed and will sometimes even jump. Other fish we typically catch while targeting cobia on our Florida fishing charters are, permit, amberjack, grouper, snapper, barracuda, kingfish, and an occasional sailfish
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Stuart Fl. Permit Fishing Charters:

Permit fishing and light tackle charters have really taken off the last 15 years and Stuart has some of the best in the State. The Treasure Coast of Florida offers world class permit charters and just minutes from the Saint Lucie Inlet you can find multiple schools of fish. 40 and 50 pounders are common and anglers of all skill levels can be put to the ultimate light tackle challenge.

permit release aboard Off the Chain, Stuart Fl. charter boat 

Experience some of the best sight fishing charters Stuart has to offer while we run the beaches and shallow water wrecks looking for schools of one of the most respected shallow water gamefish. Sight casting live crabs, shrimp, D.O.A's and even flys at big permit as they flash just feet from the boat provides an intimate relationship between the angler and quarry.light tackle charters stuart Fl.

A solid bite, followed by blistering runs, and a down and dirty slugfest to finish out the battle is par for the course with these highly aclaimed gamefish. Between the hunt, the fight and its beauty, it's no wonder why so many people hold permit at the top of their light tackle gamefish bucket list and come from all around to get a shot at these beautiful oversized brutes.

light tackle fishing charters off Stuart Fl.

 Other fish we often encounter on our south florida permit charters are cobia, tarpon, snook, jacks and sharks

 

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Stuart Fl. Fishing Charters offer the chance to catch:

Sailfish | Dolphin  | Wahoo | Kingfish | Tuna | Marlin | Swordfish | Amberjack | Cobia | Permit | Tarpon | Snook | Grouper | Snapper

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