King Fish At Their Peak

May 18, 2016 by Cliff Budd

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Greetings fellow fishing fans, and welcome to this article! The local accurate fishing report is my objective, whether you are a weekend fisherman or a pro-angler. 
Deep sea fishing: This is the peak time of year when it’s possible to catch kingfish in 75-130-foot of water using sardines or greenies for bait. The big smokers will be here, hopefully with the full moon in May, and possibly a few days after, depending on the weather. The fish have been biting both mornings and afternoons. Mutton snapper, blackfin tuna, sailfish, and cobia are a pleasant surprise by-catch.

Nearshore:  There are still some pompano, jack, and bluefish sporadically looking for a meal while in our area. They will be gone any day. Tarpon will be migrating here very soon and can be targeted using live white bait, crustaceans, or Black Death type flys.

Inshore: The catch and release robalo, or snook fishing should be heating up along with the weather.  These fish will be in many different areas which include mangroves, seawalls, docks, passes, beaches, and believe or not wrecks.  Snook will eat live, or dead bait and artificial as well. They are a hoot to catch since they take nice long runs, gill-shake at the surface of the water and jump.  A highly prized gamefish!

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