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Giant Cobia Search Turns to Monster Red Snapper… Then a Catch-and-Cook Challenge

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Cobia are known for being excellent to eat. They can also reach gigantic proportions.

If you can find them. Josh Jorgensen of BlacktipH Fishing went in search of giant cobia off the coast of Destin, Fla.

After nearly eight hours that day, Jorgensen and Capt. Preston Muller saw exactly zero cobra. To catch the fish, you have to follow them along there swimming patterns to see them.

The morning attempt, heading west so the sun was behind them, yielded no cobia.

That’s why they went after a few different species—to get some action.

First up, trolling for bonita, and they put a few in the box.

Then, while waiting for the sun to head toward the west, they decided to go offshore and target monster red snapper.

Jorgensen caught his first-ever red snapper. The biggest caught weighed in at about 17 pounds.

While on the snapper grounds, he hauled in a remora sucker, and a catch and cook challenge was on. Muller, who sees a lot of remora and hates them, was skeptical of if the meat would be any good.

Back at home, the pair cooked up the remora in butter. Muller was surprised.

The verdict: Almost as good as cobia meat.

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Giant Cobia Search Turns to Monster Red Snapper… Then a Catch-and-Cook Challenge