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Fall temperatures are starting to tease us with great fishing weather. The good part is the fish are taking notice early. Cobia are starting to been seen in shallower waters, and as it gets cooler look for them on the flats near warm water (Anclote Power Plant Outflow canal) They will be working the flats behind sting rays. Usually the schools of cowhead rays will be holding cobia. Sometimes one or two, sometimes twenty. A good go to bait for these are an imitation eel. They will often break away from the school to get after the eels. If fishing live bait, target cobia with a palm sized pinfish, with the dorsal spines cut off.

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These powerful fish will make long runs. have a good heavy duty casting rod with a good tip for long casts, and a stout reel to put the pressure on them. 25-35 pound braid is sufficient, but make sure you have a 40-60 pound leader. The water will be gin clear in most cases, do start light on the leader and work up if getting broke off. I prefer to use a circle hook with live bait, usually a 4/0 and a bead on the hook to keep the hook point exposed.

Have fun and stay safe

Captain Jared Crisp
Knee Deep Charters

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