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Southern Kingfish

AKA: Southern Whiting / King Whiting Family: Croaker

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Southern Kingfish

Southern Kingfish Specifications

Water: Salt/Coastal Waters Where: Surf / Inshore
Size: Most common at under a pound. Large fish may reach 2 pounds.
Fight: A good runner, best caught on light tackle.
Deliciousness: Good
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Still Fishing / Casting
Baits: Shrimp / Sandfleas / Squid / Lures Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting

The Southern Kingfish is characterized by large first doral fin, an elongated head, one barbel on his lower jaw and a sleek body, which is predominately silver with slight bronzing on the upper half. Indescernable stripes may or may not be present.

These fish are found on mostly sandy bottoms and are numerous in the surf.

Shrimp pieces, cut squid and sand fleas make for the best natural bait, while small jigs and flies are the best artificial bait.

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