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Spinning gear or Casting gear? Live bait or artificial? Walk a stream bank or launch a boat in a lake? These are common considerations before venturing out fishing for the day. One decision many fishermen tend to take for granted is net selection. This lack of forethought often leads to frustration as cheapo landing nets regularly fail when hoops break, net bags tear and handles bend. Murphy’s Law states the big letdown will more than likely occur when that once-in-a-lifetime fish is hooked. The best way to avoid such misfortune is to get serious about what net you bring along. Yes, selecting the perfect net requires some research, but the...
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Cobia Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Rachycentron canadum
Other Fish Species Names: black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeaters, aruan tasek
Regions Fished: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans where water temperatures average 24°C or greater. The largest taken on rod & reel was taken from Shark Bay, Australia
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Cobia feed primarily on crabs, squid, and other fish. Cobia will follow larger animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays in hope of scavenging a meal. Cobia are intensely curious fish and show no fear of boats.

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