Looking for opinions to increase the odds of catching Cobia from the surf, last year I had a Cobia swim within casting distance and was not ready, this year I want to bring an extra rod with a Cobia jig and some kind of eel tail or a Savage gear pre-rigged eel I'm thinking eight nine foot rod with a 6000 reel light braid and heavy floro leader for casting distance. Any better bait options (crab)?? Better rod or line options?? Cast in front and work it on the top or go deep??