King Mackerel are a long and kind of slender or stream-lined looking fish, which are usually colored bluish or slightly blue-green over the top area of their main body, with the overall body colored mostly silverish. King Mackerel are a very highly sought after gamefish, although their flesh is quite greasy and has a taste that is much stronger then a lot of other species of fish.
King Mackerel are maybe not the best tasting fish around, to me anyway, but if you like catching a fish that gives you a real run for the money, then they are right up there with some of the other top fighters. They use every bit of their muscle and strength to put up a heck of a fight, from the time they are hooked to taken off the hook, and afterwards.
King Mackerel use their sleek and enlongated bodies much like super charged torpedo’s, in that when hooked, they will often turn and try to flee so fast, that your reel will sound like it’s singing, as they pull the line out. When you do manage to land your King Mackerel, be advised that you would be wise to use a long metal hook remover to free your hook or lure from it’s mouth, as their sharp teeth can quickly and easily give you a nasty injury.
King Mackerel come in pretty close to shore and at other times they will stay out in slightly deeper water, maybe in water as deep as 200 feet. They are a highly voracious and almost savage type fish, in that they strike hard, and fast and really mean business when it comes to their eating. You may wish to use a strong wire leader when fishing for them, as their sharp teeth can at times, easily cut fishing line.
King Mackerel often hang around debris or other structure, such as; shipwrecks, submerged trees, or logs, rocks, anchored and free floating buoys, and other such things that attract numerous baitfish that they feed upon. They will often feed upon anything that moves near them, acting like starved monsters, gobbling whatever they can.
When fishing for King Mackerel using bait, even though they are known to eat just about anything that moves that is smaller then they are, there are some favorites that they seem to prefer, and these are; cigar minnows, blue runners, ballyhoo, mackerel, sea trout as well as squid and even live shrimp have a top position on their menu.
When fishing for King Mackerel using lures, you have a nice, large variety to choose from, because they seem to like lures that are nice and shiny, like larger sized silver spoons, as well as any shiny artificial fish shaped lures, including both diving and floating varieties.
There is a website that has great tips and tricks about fishing for King Mackerel and numerous other fish species in detail, this website is called: Fishing Stringer – and it may be found at this url: http://www.fishingstringer.com
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Robert W. Benjamin has been an avid fishermen for years, he loves going fishing at ponds, lakes, rivers, and many more areas. Robert enjoys catching everything from freshwater fish, such as; crappies and bluegill, to bullheads, catfish, eels, pickerel, walleye and numerous other fish, as well as several saltwater species. If you want to increase your chances of catching more of your favorite fish, visit the website below: