Big Jersey Cobia

Craig Rogers with a 30-pound cobia caught on the Ocean City Reef.

Craig Rogers with a 30-pound cobia caught on the Ocean City Reef.

Craig Rogers of Steelfin Angling and On The Water Contributor, Captain Ed Berger of Tackle Direct were fishing Ocean City Reef for fluke when a school of three cobia approached the boat. Craig flipped out a black Got Stryper and the first cobia ate. During the fight, the other two stayed nearby, and after the first cobia was in the boat, Ed cast out and hooked a second, larger one. It seems cobia encounters are increasing in the Northeast, so if you’re hitting the reefs for fluke this summer, it might pay to have a stout rod rigged with a bucktail or soft plastic, just in case.

Captain Ed Berger with a 50-pound, New Jersey cobia.

Captain Ed Berger with a 50-pound, New Jersey cobia.

 

  1. Eric

    Excellent job Captain’s! I have seen a few of them but catching has been a different story.

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