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A Guide To Florida Fishing:
Sailor's Choice Or Salt-Water Bream
Crevalle
Croaker
Drum
Flounder
Nassau Grouper
Jewfish
Pompano
Great Kingfish
Ladyfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompom Or Cuban Queen
Whiting
Tripletail Or Chobie
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Great Kingfish



Entirely an "outside" species, the Kingfish proffers all amount of sport for rod-and-reel fishermen, for when one is taken it is almost a dependable indication that if the "school" is followed that an innumerable number may be had for the asking. Feeding on shrimp, menhaden, smaller fishes, etc., they are usually caught offshore on reefs or so-called "banks," and usually run in weight from eight to fourteen or fifteen pounds.

Other popular local names: Florida Kingfish, Great Kingfish, Horse Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sierra, Cero, King Cero, Spotted Cero. Tackle and methods: You can fish in the same way for Kingfish, Dolphin and Amberjack, with the same feathered jigs and your deep-sea pole and line.

Other suggestions: An occasional fair-sized run of these fish will be sighted especially in the spring. But even when sighted, it is a sporting proposition to hook them, for they do not always seem hungry. However, once they start biting, you have something to talk about and show when you get home.



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