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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > February 2019 > 6 King Mackerel Lures Every Angler Should Have
King mackerel are one of the most sought-after game fish in saltwater angling, with many tournament circuits revolving around the species. They can be found in waters around Texas, Florida, and the Carolinas, and, weighing in at 20-pounds average, King mackerel are known to put up a royal fight. When fishing for king mackerel, large live bait is king. Frozen bait can be used, but are best when fresh. And if bait supplies are low, the kings certainly won’t deny big, shiny king mackerel lures. If you prefer using fakes, here are some king mackerel lures that will help you land this saltwater royalty.
Your first task is to find the fish by slow-trolling with king mackerel trolling lures. Diving birds can indicate kingfish feeding near the surface.
Be sure to pair your king mackerel trolling lures with wire leader to ensure it doesn’t fall prey to their sharp teeth. Try blue/silver colored lures in clear, green water and black/silver or red/white in darker water. Now that you’re ready to catch the king, be sure your fishing license is up-to-date before hitting the water. Tight lines!.
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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