As it’s often known, the Kingfish, or King Mackerel, is a subtropical species of Mackerel found in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of the Americas. They are a pelagic species and spend most of their time in the upper portion of the water column, constantly on the move following the migration patterns of baitfish.
Kingfish are voracious, opportunistic carnivores and have a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Depending on area and season, they feed on various prey but favour Squid and Sardine-like baitfish. They can grow to some impressive sizes, and the world-record King is a fish of over 93lb, landed off the coast of Puerto Rico. They often average anywhere between 10lb to 40lb, however.
They’re beautifully coloured, with olive backs and silver, rosy iridescence flanks. They match their distant cousins’ Wahoo, not just in colouration, but in terms of speed. The Kingfish’s elongated body is super streamlined and allows them to hit some unbelievable swimming speeds. These things, combined with the fact they’re a fantastic eating fish, especially when served fresh, makes them an attractive target for big game fishing anglers. They can be targeted and caught on different tactics but are highly attracted to fast or erratically fished lures.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Kingfish Fishing
This is a very exclusive trip based on only a few anglers plus a Sportquest Host. The holiday is ideal if you are looking at travelling on your own and would like to fish with like-minded anglers. If you have wanted to go big game fishing but struggled to find other friends to travel with then now is the perfect time to join us.
Andaman Island fishing offers a huge variety of species and all are only a short boat ride from the mainland. Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays we have put together this remarkable fully guided fishing adventure. This exciting destination is located in the Bay of Bengal on some of the most stunning tropical islands the world has to offer.
The world-class resort in Costa Rica called Crocodile Bay has won so many awards on Trip Adviser that we class it as a must go for any big game angler. It is also the perfect destination to take your non-angling family, as the eco tours onsite are unbelievable and if you were to stay there for a whole month, you would never get through them.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 90%
"Just returned from fishing trip to Crocodile Bay and was treated to one of most desirable trips I have ever been on. Rooms were 5 star with flat screen on satellite, stocked fridge, phone, microwave,large walking showers and more. Service was beyond compare.Food served by excellent chef such as turkey & dressing, lobsters, ham, tuna fantastic, shrimp cocktails more. Boats and crew were excellent. Caught 200# tunas, 70# rooster fish, snappers, wahoo, jacks doradas and others. My wife Ann and grand son Cross and I will never forget this trip, and will return. Excellent swimming pool and bar."
"Top class fishing resort, friendly, luxurious, great food. Fishing was a little tough inshore but by the end of the week the offshore fishing was excellent with 12 Sailfish caught and released and many more raised to the teasers. All equipment was first class and the crew were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke decent English. On top of this was the stunning scenery and wildlife, even just around the resort. Highly recommended!"
"Wew had an excellent time,caught our first bill fish 1/2 hour after getting on the boat. Food , service and accommodation were excelent at Crocidile Bay, staff and guests all friendly. We caught 10 sailfish in five days fishing and raised a lot more. Eco tours were great ,horse riding through the rain forest was magical. Negitives- food at crocidile bay was excellent but a limited menu . Flights back through Miami was a nighmare 4 hours to get through security almost missed flight home ,would suggest not going through this airport in peak season."
Steve & Julie Ramshaw