Cobia is an inshore favorite for many Florida fishermen. This species is generally caught through the spring, but here in Florida cobia can pop up almost anytime.

Other Names

  • Sergeant Fish
  • Crabeater


  • Sardines
  • (Small) Stingrays
  • Blue Runners
  • Pinfish
  • Threadfin
  • Goggle Eyes
  • Squid
  • Crab
  • Shrimp


  • Can reach 150+ pounds
  • Up to 6 feet long

Physical Characteristics

Cobia have an extended lower jaw with a rather flat head. It is brownish in color with a much lighter belly. There is a length-wise darker brown stripe separating these two contrasts on each side. The dorsal fin starts as a common peaked shape but then extends down a majority of the rest of the back with a shorter profile.