Fishing For Kingfish From A Pier
King mackerel is a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They can grow 6ft+ and weigh up to 93 Lbs (World Recored).
Rigging For Pier Caught Kingfish
Typically when using live bait, two hooks are tied to a strong metal leader. The first may be a treble or single and is hooked through the live bait's nose and/or mouth. The second hook (treble hook) is placed through the top of the fish's back or allowed to swing free. This must be done because king mackerel commonly bite the tail section of a bait fish.
When a king grabs the bait they will smoke a reel fast. #TeamDorsal likes using 50lb bullbuster braid so we can let them run and not worry about getting spooled. When you catch a king you want to cook it that day. They are a very oily fish and absorb flavor. We like to put them in a smoker and cook them low and slow. They make great fish dip for the whole family to share. They are also one of our favorite shark baits. All in all a awesome fish with immense power. Below is a recipe for smoked kingfish. Enjoy !
Smoked Kingfish Recipe For Your Pier Caught Kingfish
- 8 cups broken-up smoked king mackerel
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3-cup sour cream
- 1/3-cup mayonnaise
- 1/2-medium onion
- 8 ounces of jalapeno
- 2 green onions
- 1 bundle of celery
- 1/2-teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients in a food processor, and enjoy!
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