I have never heard of someone catching a cobia trolling but not to say it does not happen. However, I have site casted for them. They are amazingly curious fish. They will sit on top of the water, and if you throw a lure over them they almost always take interest. The first fish I casted to I almost hit in the head and then started to reel in as fast as I could. The fish chased the lure right to the boat, sat there and would not bite anything before meandering away. The guide said he has seen it a million times they want action imparted into the lure, just allowing the lure to "bounce" 1-1.5 feet will induce a strike.My trolling rods are rigged with 40lb mono, with 25 foot leaders (15" of 40# mono - swivel - 10 ft of 30# mono).
Is that enough for cobia trolling? If not, what's an adequate way to rig for cobia?