King mackeral

Fishing out of Mexico Beach next week, looking to troll in some kings. They close to the beach or more off shore, any info is greatly appreciated.


  • LvnspeedLvnspeed 32312Posts: 19 Greenhorn
    We cought 3 two weeks ago. We were about 6 miles offshore. Trolling spoons over the modules. Good Luck!
  • greenbonegreenbone Posts: 116 Deckhand
    I usually flat line my king fish while deep jigging. Just hang a live bait out while drifting and go about reef fish’n. Caught two yesterday, 25’ and 19’ . Both were caught 8-9 miles off Dog Island 50-60 foot

  • LilOrangeLilOrange Posts: 1,190 Officer
    ^^^^^^What Greenbone said.  I've caught my biggest Kings on a flatline off the back of the boat with live cigar minnows or live pinfish while bottom fishing over reefs/wrecks.

    If you just want to troll, you don't have to get very far off of the beach.  Can also troll around reefs & wrecks.  One key is not to troll too fast & sometimes have to add some weight to get it down a little.

    Just my two cents for what it's worth...…….

    BTW, awesome Kings, Greenbone!

    Livin' the Dream !
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