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Scomberomorus cavalla

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    Kings feed on small fish and squid and take both natural and artificial baits. Live baits include pogies, herring, Spanish sardine, ballyhoo, and mullet. Lures should be flashy sub-surface lures or large fish-like plugs.
  • Appearance:
    The back is blueish green, fading to silvery sides and belly (no spot) | The front of the first dorsal fin lacks a dark blotch | Juveniles may have yellowish spots, similar to Spanish mackerel

    Up to 72 Inches
  • Habitat:
    Coastal to offshore waters. Often around piers they may occasionally be found in deep water.