Key Largo Cobia Fishing

Caught this massive 45 lb cobia last week in the key largo backcountry while fishing for large sharks, tarpon, and other beasts.  If your looking to target cobia, march is a great time as well as April in the gulf of mexico… many of these fish swarm on the wrecks and are much fun!  We had one tarpon bite this day too however unfortunately we did not hook him.  Key largo tarpon fishing in march should improve as the weather stabilizes and water temperatures rise.  We are in the middle of a cold front as of now which will likely slow the tarpon fishing down the next several days as well as other big fish.  However things like spanish mackerel in the gulf are possible, or redfish/snook/trout in the everglades.  Key largo spanish mackerel fishing could light right back up, I haven’t been doing it much lately but may be giving it a try this week.  We also caught a big hammerhead shark on this mentioned trip, as well as several smaller blacktip sharks, and a big 300 lb ‘mud marlin.’  You never know what you might get on a key largo fishing charter.  On this trip to we had plenty of rod bending action for trout, ladyfish, pompano, jacks, mackerel, and blue fish.  You see the ladyfish and such are good for bait for bigger things, and the trout and others are great table fare if you want to have a local restaurant cook your meal at the days end!  I’m looking forward to some march key largo fishing!

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Florida Keys Fishing Captain born and raised in Islamorada, FL!