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King fishing off mayport

Going out of mayport on Thursday and was looking to get into some kings. I usually fish up in North Carolina and we normally use dead cigar minnows and troll them around nearshore reefs with good luck usually. Basically just wondering if that method will produce fish down here or if I should be doing something different. Any help is appreciated!

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  • Old Man RiverOld Man River Member Posts: 76 Deckhand
    That usually will work also- most people cast net pogeys and slow troll them in the same fashion but with near shore temperature drops- locating the pogeys have been difficult. Once out on the reefs & wrecks, you can also sabiki up some live sardines & cigar minnows.
  • Sea SnakeSea Snake Senior Member Posts: 5,536 Admiral
    That usually will work also- most people cast net pogeys and slow troll them in the same fashion but with near shore temperature drops- locating the pogeys have been difficult. Once out on the reefs & wrecks, you can also sabiki up some live sardines & cigar minnows.


    What he said ^^^

    Take some sabikis ...plenty, because the cudas will eat em.....and jig up some live bait on the reefs and wrecks, and fish with those.

    You'll get sardines and cigar minnows mostly.....and they have been excellent baits as of late. !!

    Slow troll them just outside of the schools that you get the bait from.
  • smacks fanaticsmacks fanatic Junior Member Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the responses guys! Can't wait to see what happens and will post a report when we return!
  • FlickerjimFlickerjim Senior Member Shalimar, FLPosts: 475 Officer
    We heading out of Mayport on Thursday also... I hear the Pogeys are back.. we shall see.
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  • talldaddytalldaddy Senior Member Posts: 155 Deckhand
    Heading out of Mayport Thursday morning as well. Will be on 68/71. Going to look for pogeys first, either polls or nassua sound, haven't decided, if none there headed out to wrecks.
  • smacks fanaticsmacks fanatic Junior Member Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Maybe we'll see some of you guys! What channel do most people use out there also?
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