co·​bia | \ ˈkō-bē-ə How to pronounce cobia (audio) \

Definition of cobia

: a large bony fish (Rachycentron canadum of the family Rachycentridae) of warm seas that is a food and sport fish

Examples of cobia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local fishing reports indicate that the cobia, dolphin, kingfish, tuna and wahoo are biting. Emmett Hall,, "Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing School adjusts to COVID-19," 6 Aug. 2020 Kings, Spanish and cobia are running outside the bar and around bait schools farther offshore; Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report," 2 Apr. 2020 Due to their range and abundance, blue crabs are the most common live bait crab and are used for a wide variety of gamefish, including tarpon, permit, cobia, red drum, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Since 1984, Butch Findley, 72, has been guiding fishermen out of Port A to seek flounder, red fish and trout in the bays, and cobia, tuna, red snapper and bill fish in the open gulf. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Battle of Port 'A'," 12 Mar. 2020 For many Atlantic and Gulf Coast anglers, large live menhaden (also referred to as bunker or pogies) are premier baits for tarpon, king mackerel, cobia, striped bass, bluefish, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Eels are go-to baits for stripers, but also extremely effective for many other species, including cobia, tarpon, various bottom fish, amberjack, and even billfish. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 And in 2016, a young girl set a record for catching a nearly 95-pound cobia near Assateague Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man sets new record on biggest mahi mahi," 31 July 2019 His cobia clocked in at 79-pounds, 6.4 ounces, and measured 56.5 inches. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Delaware fisherman sets state record with 79-pound cobia, officials confirm," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of cobia

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobia

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“Cobia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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