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Old 04-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried using blue crab either cut, or live to go for cobia off any of the piers? Pensacola or Gulf Coast?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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To much of a pain to cast. You would be better off sticking with an eel.
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Better yet, try a jig. If you must use live bait put a pinfish or catfish on the west side of the pier.
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Better yet, try a jig. If you must use live bait put a pinfish or catfish on the west side of the pier.
A hardhead catfish with it's fins clipped(for your comfort) is often called 'cobia candy' for a reason.

I will, however, use cut up blue crab for Pompano. They love it. C2
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Thanks guys. Only reason I am asking about live bait off the pier is because I do not have a decent pair of sunglasses to sight fish. So if I cant do that, I know they will jump after bait. Thanks for the info.
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Unless you trap your own crabs and eels a cheap pair of polarized can be had for as much as a bucket of bait. I usually just have a few pairs of $15 polarized from academy or gas stations and just swap them out when they get scratched or take a dive off the pier.
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