Scott Hillier reveals his top jigs to catch cobia
Weather and tides
At the time of writing, conditions were looking good with light to moderate winds forecast, so the boaties should get a chance to sneak offshore, not much run in the tide, the mid morning run in looks ideal to chase a fish.
Species on the chew
Around the inshore wrecks and rubble patches, there are good numbers of amberjack and cobia at the moment and both species can be caught using the same method.
Targeting amberjack and cobia
These fish will school up and the key is for there to be a good amount of bait in the area. Once located one method is to drop metal jigs to the bottom then work them up nice and fast using an erratic action. Also if you can get yourself some live yakkas then send them down on a dropper rig.
I like jigs in the 40g to 60g range with bright colours. Also octopus jigs work really well for cobia.
Wide Caloundra, Barwon Banks and The Hards are all producing fish. Areas which have a few wrecks in around 50m of water are also fishing well.