King Mackerel

florida keys rental boat king mackerel

  • Color is black or iridescent blue w/ silver sides
  • There is a lateral line that starts high and drops below the second dorsal fin
  • Tapered head
  • Schooling fish
  • Catch with live bait or flashy lures
  • Use 20lb tackle with a wire leader

A strong tasting fish, it is best grilled with oil, lemons, pepper and garlic or fried.

FL Keys Recipe: Fried King Mackerel Chunks w/ Spicy Dipping Sauce