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[koh-bee-uh] /ˈkoʊ bi ə/
a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan.
Origin of cobia
1870-75; Americanism; of obscure origin Unabridged
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  • Other species you might catch include kingfish, mahimahi, cobia and blackfin tuna.
  • cobia are cruising on the surface and hanging around bridge pilings, but the majority of those are on the smaller side.
  • Pods of cobia continue to parade within site of anglers stationed at the tip of the piers and several were hooked and landed.
  • cobia are plentiful and can be caught chumming or by sight casting.
  • cobia are transitioning to their usual late summer trend of top-water rendezvous with structure.
  • Staff also mentioned that cobia and croaker have been caught, along with a few spot.
  • Keep an eye out for cobia as they pod up in preparation for their migration to the south.
British Dictionary definitions for cobia


a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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