Advertisement

Mackerel Fishing

Feed big kingfish their smaller cousins on Florida's East Coast.

March 19, 2013
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
florida-mackerel-fishing-01.jpg
Hillsboro Inlet on Florida’s east coast, is well situated for access to big king mackerel. Beaches abundant with Spanish mackerel and inshore reef habitat favored by kings are an ideal setup for sucessfully targeting trophy kings with live baits. Capt. Skip Dana shows off a 42-pound king mackerel that hit in only eight feet of water.
florida-mackerel-fishing-02.jpg
Lots of Teeth: Sharp teeth demand wire leaders. Use the lightest wire possible, with strong hooks. Kings are strong: Note the straightened trail hook.
florida-mackerel-fishing-03.jpg
Joe Mahler
florida-mackerel-fishing-04.jpg
Kings Love Spanish: Kings eagerly attack their smaller cousins, Spanish mackerel.
florida-mackerel-fishing-05.jpg
When targeting Spanish mackerel, lipped plugs like Rapalas, top and right, and GOT-CHA-type jigs, bottom, and left, do the job.
Advertisement

More Photos

Advertisement
Advertisement