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The King Mackerel

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

Hosted Crocodile Bay Costa Rica

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.

Fishing Adventures Andaman Islands

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.

Crocodile Bay Costa Rica

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. 

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