Kingfish fishing are most commonly caught on the top of the reef, off the deep edge of the reef & out on the Wreck’s. Kingfish are great light tackle fish and available all year round. Kingfish are also commonly known as King Mackerel are a great light tackle Deep Sea Game fish that we commonly find while Sailfish fishing, Kite Fishing, Trolling the Gulf Stream edge and the edge of the deep reef. Kingfish can be caught with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great on light tackle, the run fast & dive deep.
Live bait chumming while slow trolling of kite fishing with deep baited lines work well for Kingfish fishing (king Mackerel). They are hard hitting and fast moving game fish. They will run to the surface or dive deep. They rarely jump while fighting in a hooked line. But will commonly “Sky” jump high into the air like a missile when striking a bait
The king mackerel is a medium-sized game fish, normally encountered from five to 30 pounds, but is known to exceed 50 pounds. The entire body is covered with very small, hardly visible, loosely attached scales. The first (spiny) dorsal fin is entirely colorless and is typically folded back into a body groove, as are thepelvic fins. The lateral line starts high on the shoulder and drops abruptly at mid-body and then continues as a wavy horizontal line to the tail. Coloration is olive, green or blue on the back, fading to silver with a rosy iridescence on the sides, fading to white on the belly. Fish under 10 pounds (5 kg) show yellowish-brown spots on the flanks, somewhat smaller than the spots of the Atlantic Spanish mackerel,Scomberomorus maculatus. Its cutting-edged teeth are large, uniform, closely spaced and flattened from side to side. These teeth look very similar to those of the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.