Cobia can be found throughout the inshore waters. One of the most popular ways to fish for cobia inshore is to sight fish for them on the flats. Cobia can often be found swimming under rays on the shallow water flats. Anglers look for rays and once they find them, it is common to see a cobia or two hiding underneath the ray. You will not always find cobia under the rays, but at times, you can find several fish under them. Cobia are not too picky when it comes to what they eat. Crabs and most small bait fish will draw a strike from these cobia. Lures such as jigs, crankbaits and soft plastic baits will also work for cobia.