Cobia Nearshore

Last Updated on June 20, 2014 by SteamWorks 2

Big numbers of Cobia are starting to migrate along the South Carolina coast which typically starts in mid May and last thru the middle part of June. Probably one of the best eating fish in the ocean, Cobia are also know for there fighting strength and cunning ability to avoid eating a live bait with a hook dangling from it. We’ve been finding Cobia running the beach from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, looking for patrolling Cobia near the the schools of menhaden. We’ve also been having success finding good numbers of Cobia fishing the wrecks in 40-50ft of water out of Georgetown. We’ve been having luck on artificial baits like Hogy Lures and DOA Swimming Mullets, and on live menhaden rigged on a 8/0 circle hook.

Since Cobia is one of the tastiest fish in the ocean, I thought I would include one of my favorite recipes for Grilled Cobia….

1/3 cup olive oil(lime infused if you have avail)
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Add white wine to bring out preferred consitency

Marinate the fillets for no more than one hour(the citrus will slowly cook the fillets so avoid over marinating). Cook each side evenly on a hot grill, flip several times and baste, avoid overcooking.  Serve it with fresh corn and  taters or over fresh green salad… BAM – Grilled Cobia!cobia1