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Kings are running
« on: April 10, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
Went out Friday and shot some and landed a 38” king. After church on Sunday called my pops and went 12 out. We got 3 kings and two mackerel. Not huge but perfect eating size. 

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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 12:16:25 PM »
Did you eat those? I've heard some folks say they aren't good and some say they are.
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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 02:45:49 PM »
Yep,
Cut them into steaks, wash out the bloodline.  Marinate them in olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper, and sage for two hours.  Put on the grill six minutes one side and 4 the next.  A lot of people smoke them. I do not have a smoker  so I don’t.


I think the ones that say Kong’s are no good are the same ones who think snook is bad too. 

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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 03:12:58 PM »
I thought ciguatera and kingfish can be an issue.

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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 11:07:25 AM »
The larger fish yes, but fish under 4’ there is really no issue. You do have to worry about that bacteria with barracuda. 

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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 04:03:00 PM »
We use to catch Spanish and bluefish off the piers (Dauphin Island to Pensacola) when I was a teenager living in Mobile...so much fun on light tackle.  We ate the Spanish...can't remember if we tried the blues.

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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 04:31:50 PM »
Nice mackerel.  I love finding them, because they’re suckers for a silver flash fly as fast as you can strip it.  I hear those Kings will burn up your tackle.  It would be fun to fight one...and the girls and I LOVE some smoked Kingfish dip!
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Re: Kings are running
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 08:22:58 AM »
Nice mackerel.  I love finding them, because they’re suckers for a silver flash fly as fast as you can strip it.  I hear those Kings will burn up your tackle.  It would be fun to fight one...and the girls and I LOVE some smoked Kingfish dip!
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The Kings are a blast!! But I'm not sure how Fly rod friendly they would be? I would think they would spool you in a second, 45 mph will empty a fly reel fast!  And as for eating them.... I'll take a pass on that one. Although they are some of the highest in the Omegas that are so good for you...Nah....still gonna pass!! I think Trout taste bad also, so... what do I know?!?!?!?
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