Regulations 2019Regulation 4 VAC 20-510-10 et seq.
Minimum Size Limit: 40 IN.
Possession Limit: 1 per person, 3 Per Vessel; whichever is more restrictive
Season: June 1 through Sept 30
Capture Citation: 55 Lbs
Release Citation: 50 IN.
State Record: 109 lbs, 2006, Joseph F. Berberich, II
Recreational cobia regulations are as follows: 40-inch, total length, minimum size limit; 1-fish daily possession limit or 3-fish-daily vessel limit, whichever is more restrictive; only one fish per vessel per day may be greater than 50 inches in total length; an open season of June 1 through September 30; and gaffing is now allowed to land a cobia while fishing recreationally. All anglers, captains, and guides fishing for cobia must obtain a Recreational Cobia Permit from the Commission and report all harvest and cobia fishing activity