Kings of Virginia

Smoker Time: Large king mackerel are often referred to as “smokers,” since smoking is the preferred preparation. Ric Burnley
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Hardware Friendly: Kings will eagerly strike artificial lures like flutter jigs, trolled spoons and diving plugs. Ric Burnley
Lures: Mann’s Stretch 25 to 50 in gold or silver. Rapala Magnum in mackerel colors. Huntington Drone spoons with reflective tape.
Schoolie King: Large schools of kings swarm off Virginia, including this young fish that still displays its spots, caught by Capt. Anthony Ng. Ric Burnley

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