Texas Fish & Game

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October 25, 2022

NOAA Changes Ling (Cobia) Regs

NOAA Fisheries announces implementation of the final rule for Amendment 32 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. When Rule Will Take Effect: Regulations become […]
October 4, 2022

Kite Fishing for… Cobia?

Yes, cobia! While few people employ the kite fishing technique when they’re targeting this species, kite fishing is actually a great way to catch ’em. Kite fishing, it should be said, can be a major pain […]
August 10, 2022

Cobia Gear: Choose Wisely

People talk about fish that punch above their class, but there’s no species that can compare to cobia when it comes to being shocked by how the fish fights. It’s particularly odd because sometimes cobia allow […]
January 11, 2022

Choosing the Best Jigs for Ling

When you’ll be casting jigs to sighted cobia (ling), just what you tie onto the end of your line counts. Cobia are famous for following lures and then turning away at the last moment, or at […]
November 9, 2021

Cobia Fishing Single-Handed

Cobia are tough fish to catch and they’re extremely tough to land, especially when you’re fishing single-handed. Even relatively small ones like the fish pictured here can dodge nets and gaffs, or surge and snap off […]
September 22, 2021

Gulf Council To Hold Ling Meetings

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight in-person public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia […]
March 11, 2021

5 Tips for Fishing with Live Eels

As spring hits many anglers along the coast are going to have cobia fishing on their minds. Few fish are as exciting to catch and as tasty to eat. And, few baits are as likely to […]
December 30, 2020

Trolling for Cobia

Wait a sec – trolling, for cobia? Yes, cobia. Few anglers target this species by trolling, and far more often we sight fish or chum for them. It is possible to go after cobia on the […]
June 18, 2020

Spotting Stations For Cobia

If you enjoy sight fishing for cobia, you probably know that there’s no substitute for having eyes in the sky – the higher, the better. But you can’t add a tower to any old boat. The […]
December 31, 2019

Trolling for Cobia?

Recently we talked about kite fishing for cobia, so it seems like a great time to address another method of cobia fishing that usually gets ignored in favor of sight fishing or chumming: trolling. Sure, anglers […]