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King Mackerel

AKA: Kingfish / Sierra / Cavalla Family: Mackerel / Tuna

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King Mackerel

King Mackerel Specifications


Water: Salt Where: Offshore / Surf
Size: Most common schooling at 3-20 pounds with the lone lunkers common to 50 pounds. Lunkers range in size from about 75 pounds to about 100 pounds.
Fight: Almost as fast and strong as their cousin the wahoo, these fish have speedy sharp runs and are a very fine gamester.
Deliciousness: Good If Smoked
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing / Trolling
Baits: Shrimp / Baitfish / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting / Fly Fishing

The King Mackeral is characterized by a long, powerful body, that is mostly a greenish to blue hue alons upper flanks fading to silvery or whiteish along his underside, Mottled darker stripes or splotches maybe present. The Mackeral has a large thin forked tail. His mouth is long, but not as poiy as the Wahoo, but still has a mouthfuls of very sharp teeth.

These fish are found from the edge of the depths into the shallower water along the coast. Mostly in about 15 to 125 feet of water.

Live baitfish, Live shrimp, cutbaits and rigged baitfish are the best natural bait, while spoons and jigs make for the best artificial bait.


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Eating Size King Mackerel
42" King Mackerel
25lbs King Mackerel
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20 Lbs King Mackerel

Fishing Reports Featuring King Mackerel

04/09/14 Crystal River And Homosassa Fishing REport
10/25/13 Banana River Lagoon
10/09/12 Crystal River And Homosassa
07/28/12 Fort Lauderdale
04/27/12 Lower Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Sarasota, St Petersburg Beach, Ruskin Apollo Beach, And Ruskin
12/19/11 Fort Lauderdale 12/1-12/4
12/19/11 Fort Lauderdale 11/13
10/10/11 Northeast Cape Canaveral
09/28/11 Fort Lauderdale Fishing 9/15
09/02/11 Port Canaveral Offshore 8/23/2011

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