Cobia Fishing in South Florida

Experience the Cobia fishing charter of a lifetime in Stuart, FL.

Fishing for Cobia is an exhilarating experience.  Techniques involved for Cobia fishing can most directly be related to a combination of hunting and fishing.  Cobia are a migrating fish, they move southwards down Florida’s east coast during winter and show up around Stuart in January with cold fronts and mill up and down the local beaches where we sight cast jigs on spinning tackle to catch them.  In February we typically see an influx of Manta Rays.  These giant rays swim down near the bottom of the ocean floor and stir the bottom as they swim.

Cobia’s primary diet is crabs and they forage on the crabs tossed up by the Manta Ray wings.  When the Rays come to the surface the Cobia follow and that’s where you pick them off with a jig and a spinning rod.  When there is a 12ft ray swimming around the boat and 10 Cobia between 20 and 60lbs the blood really gets pumping.

Sight casting to the fish you want to try to catch is probably the coolest element.  It challenges your casting skills but is much more rewarding when you do it yourself. One tip – stay a good distance away but within casting distance and cast in front of the fish, slowly moving the bait or lure back towards the Cobia.

In May and June we see the fish invade Stuart’s inshore reefs and wrecks where we anchor and chum them to the boat.  We also catch them on the beach during these months.  Cobia have a minimum length requirement to be kept – it is 33″.  That fish weighs between 12 and 15lbs.  The average size Cobia we catch is near 25lbs, we catch 30+ fish a season in excess of 40lbs and a few over 60lbs every season.  Cobia has a slightly mild taste with firm white meat that freezes very well. It’s versatile to cook and soaks up the flavor of any seasoning well.  They look like a shark, fight like a bull and occasionally jump.

Come and challenge your casting and light tackle skills on a charter fishing trip for Cobia. Call Capt. Price on (772) 380-3455‬ or use our contact form.

Charter FAQ's

Book the perfect fishing adventure for you with DayMaker Fishing Charters in Stuart, Florida. We have a charter option for every angler’s preference and schedule.
What is included in my charter?
The “DayMaker” will provide 110% effort, professional and courteous service from your Captain. All bait, tackle, foul weather gear, ice, cleaning of your fish and fishing licenses that are required for you to fish are provided by the boat at no additional cost. Lunch and beverages for your fishing charter can be picked up and loaded on the boat for you by your Captain. Reimbursement of the food and drinks will be required at the conclusion of the trip. A receipt will be provided for you at that time.

A deposit will be charged to your card if you do not show for your fishing charter and it has not been cancelled within a 14 day window proceeding your trip departure time.  All trips cancelled at the Captain’s discretion because of weather or boat issues will not be charged a deposit.  The deposit rate for a 1/2 day is $500 and the deposit rate for all other trips is $750 per day.

Weather Issues: Any trip decisions involving the weather are at the sole discretion of the Captain. If the Captain determines the weather is not suitable for fishing anywhere, your deposit will be returned


We offer a range of charters including half-day, three-quarter day, and full-day trips. Each is designed to cater to different fishing experiences, from quick trips to full-day adventures targeting specific species. You can see pricing and book a charter here.

No, beginners are welcome! Our experienced crew will provide guidance and assistance for all skill levels, ensuring a great experience for everyone on board.
  • a still or video camera
  • sunscreen, hat and polarized sunglasses
  • sweatshirt during the winter months
  • a cooler to take your catch home
  • food and drink (alcohol permitted)
  • Flip Flops or boat shoes with non black soles
  • If prone to seasickness it is strongly recommended that you take medicine the night before your trip and again in the morning with a light breakfast.
Yes, within legal limits and regulations. Our crew will inform you about the catch limits and help with cleaning and bagging your catch.
We provide water, but you should bring your own snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation.
We can accommodate up to 6 anglers on a charter.
Safety is our priority. We closely monitor weather conditions and may reschedule the trip if necessary. In cases of severe weather, we offer a full refund or rescheduling option if we are unable to fish due to inclement weather.
Tipping isn’t required, but greatly appreciated. Most clients tip 20% of the charter rate.

You recommend that you book directly through our website but you can also call us if you have questions before booking. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.

Depending on the season and charter type, you can target Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish and much more. Our experienced crew will guide you to the best spots for the day’s conditions.

Yes, children are welcome! We ensure a safe, family-friendly environment. However, we advise parental discretion for very young children due to the nature of the sea conditions.

The distance varies based on the charter type and target species, but typically, we travel anywhere from 3 to 15 miles offshore.
Absolutely! Let us know your preference, and we’ll do our best to tailor the trip to your fishing goals, subject to seasonal availability and regulations.
The cost of your charter covers most necessities. However, gratuities for the crew are always appreciated for exceptional service and are not included in the charter price.
Fishing is world class year round in Stuart, FL. Each season offers a different and new variety of fish to catch.