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Alpert’s cobia a rare surf catch in N.J.

Cobia are rare in northern New Jersey, and the very few caught are almost invariably taken from boats...

August 19, 2008

Mickey Alpert of Brick is a veteran N.J. surf fisherman, but he had to be shocked at the end of July when the fish that ate his live bunker (intended for a striped bass) in the Manasquan surf turned out to be a cobia that weighed 17 pounds at Brielle Tackle. Cobia are rare in northern New Jersey, and the very few caught are almost invariably taken from boats.

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