Royal Flush

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Sharp Quarry: The king mackerel makes the top species list of many anglers. They are plentiful, strong and willing.
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Smoker: Kings more than 40 pounds are considered trophies by those who target them.
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Go easy: Kingfish have soft mouths, and it's easy to pull the hook when fighting one if the drag is too tight.
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Setups to score trophy kingfish.
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"Kings were skying everywhere; there were sharks and just an incredible amount of life. And that’s where we found the big one."