Also known as King Mackerel
Order: Perciformes (King Mackerel, Kingfish)
Family: Scombridae (King Mackerel, Kingfish)
Genus: Scomberomorus (King Mackerel, Kingfish)
Species: cavalla (King Mackerel, Kingfish)

Kingfish (king mackerel) are caught while Deep Sea Fishing in Miami on the surface and below the surface


King Mackerel (Kingfish) Characteristics:

Kingfish have many razor sharp teeth in their mouth and care should be taken when handling them due to those razor sharp teeth. Kingfish can have varied color shades of silver, gray, green and beautiful iridescent colors. They have lots of tiny, fine scales, which may produce a slim like texture. They are generally sleek, slender, nice-looking, strong and fast. They are famous for their long hard runs. There is good kingfish fishing in Miami and Miami Beach in the fall, winter and spring. There is also a good run of kings during the summer at the same time as the summer bonito run. King mackerel are also known as kings and ‘leaping silver kings’.

Kingfish Locations:

Kingfish can be found in offshore and inshore waters. They may be found over coral reefs, artificial reefs, in the Gulf Stream or inshore of the Gulf Stream. King mackerel may be found in Miami, Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale on the surface or below the surface.

Kingfish Size / Weight Range:

It is common to catch king mackerel from about 5-pounds to about 10 or 12 pounds. It is still common to catch kingfish up to about 20-pounds, although there are fewer in this range than in the lower weight categories. A 20-pounder is considered to be nice size although they can grow much larger than 20-pounds. Bigger king mackerel of over 30-pounds are sometimes referred to as lunkers.

Kingfish Fighting Ability:

Excellent. Kingfish are excellent fighting fish especially on lighter tackle such as spinning rods and reels, on light or medium conventional fishing rods and reels and on bait-casting rods and reels. King mackerel can be extremely exciting to watch after they have grabbed live baits or kite baits because they often skyrocket, leaping to extremely high heights. They have been nicknamed leaping silver kings because of their tremendous leaping ability. Kingfish fishing in Miami can be fun and action-packed.

Kingfish Fishing in Miami – Fishing Techniques:

Live bait fishing, kite fishing, reef fishing, trolling, charter boat fishing, drift fishing and anchor fishing are good methods for kingfish fishing in Miami. King mackerel are also occasionally caught from fishing piers but this is not a regular or frequent occurrence.

Types of Bait for Kingfish Fishing in Miami:

Live bait includes: pilchards, herring, sardines, blue runners, small bonito, mullet, goggle eyes, pinfish and big live shrimp. Live bait can produce very large fish when kingfishing in Miami. Trolling baits include: ballyhoo, ballyhoo with bright fluorescent hula skirts, bonito strips, bonito strips with bright fluorescent hula skirts, rigged trolling mullet, rigged leaded mullet, trolling feathers, trolling feathers with bonito strips or pork rind strips and artificial lures. Wire lines and planers with rigged baits or silver #3½ Drone spoons can also produce nice fish.

Kingfish Fishing in Miami – Rods / Reels / Fishing Equipment:

Conventional fishing tackle includes deep-sea fishing rods and reels and deep-sea fishing rods attached to trolling planers with spoons or baits. Spinning rods of most types work well when fishing from piers or from boats. Bait casting reels are frequently used from piers with good success in being able to land king mackerel. Wire line rods with silver #3½ Drone spoons or baits may be very successful for catching kings while trolling. Fishing with planers and wire lines can often help to improve catches of kingfish.

Kingfish Fishing in Miami:

We fish for many different types of fish. We try to match our customer’s expectations with the types of fish that are seasonal during the time of year in which they are fishing.

Miami Deep Sea Fishing Reservations for: Kingfish fishing in Miami – Kingfish fishing in Miami Beach – Deep Sea fishing in South Florida for Kingfish aboard the Charter Fishing Boat THERAPY-IV – Phone: 305-945-1578.

*Certain types of fish and sharks may be restricted during certain closure periods

Note: Size ranges, sizes of fish and other information, etc. may be based on our own opinions, deep sea fishing experiences, etc. We are not responsible for any information that may be in error or for any typographical errors.

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