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King Fish and Mackerel Ocean Fishing In Florida

Sunday June 24, 2018

Florida's east coast near Daytona Beach offers some of the best King Mackerel angling opportunities for vacationing anglers. King Mackerel or "King Fish" as we refer to them in the southeast are enjoyable to catch and eat and can be caught almost all year around in Daytona's Atlantic Ocean waters.

During Daytona's summer months kingfish move in toward the beach to spawn and feast on the bait pods close to the shoreline. This summertime fishing is a great way to introduce anglers to fun fishing within sight of land and during the calmer time of the year. It's also a great time to pursue other nearshore fish like snook, jack crevalle and the aerobatic tarpon.

Winter fishing for king mackerel can still be productive, but finding a window of opportunity between cold fronts and breezy days are more difficult. Lagooner Guides tend to concentrate on kingfish during the warmer calmer months and look inshore during the fall and winter months near Daytona.

Whether you're visiting Daytona or live in the Daytona Beach area year around, King Mackerel is almost a sure bet for the angler wishing to venture out to the ocean for an enjoyable day of fishing off Florida's east coast. Call Captain Gina today and ask her about the fishing opportunities around Daytona Beach.

When is the best time to fish in Florida?

Florida's blessed with year around good fishing depending on what species of fish you're seeking out. Central Florida's east coast has plenty of month-to-month fishing but it's most consistent inshore fishing has to be the redfish of the intracoastal waterway in the Banana, Mosquito and Indian River lagoons. The ocean has plenty to offer but the most abundant fishery is probably the King Mackerel or kingfish. Summertime fishing for kingfish along the beaches and inshore reefs and wrecks is a popular event for those seeking larger more pelagic opportunities. Cobia can be an exciting and abundant fish during certain times in the spring and summer off Florida's Space Coast too.

Kingfish are colored iridescent bluish green on their backs with silvery sides a streamlined body and tapered heads. There is no black color on front of dorsal fins and lateral line starts high and drops sharply below the second dorsal fin. Young kingfish often have yellow spots like those of the Spanish mackerel.

East Central Florida host some of the best King Mackerel fishing in the United States. Lagooner Fishing Guides prides itself in our kingfish charter fishing tactics with live bait in the summer and fall months. One of the most enjoyable angling opportunities in Florida, the king mackerel has a prestigious and renowned tournament circuit targeting this species. The SKF or Southern Kingfish Association holds at least one tournament in the Canaveral area because of the consistency of the fishery.

Kings are found NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE and occasionally taken from piers running into deeper water. During the summer months off Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach you can often find large (smoker) kingfish within a mile of the beach and just beyond the breakers. Most of the time kingfish can be caught along the ridges and wrecks offshore of Florida's East Coast.


Kings are schooling fish that migrate fom south Florida waters in winter to more northerly waters in spring. Gulf population thought to be separate from Atlantic population, with considerable mixing in winter from Cape Canaveral past Key West. Kingfish spawns in midsummer OFFSHORE and feeds on small fish and squid.

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24" to fork in tail minimum size limit, limit of two per angler per day.

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90 lbs.

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Vacations are meant to be a way to "get away and relax", that's why Lagooner Fishing Guides prides itself with helping customers with their vacation plans to the Daytona Florida area. We take care of it all from the when and where's to what equipment and boats to use for each situation. After all it's your fishing trip and it should be easy. Call us or fill out the form on this page for additional information. Our belief is that a fishing trip should be an easy thing and no worries about what to bring other than your favorite food and/or beverage. Call Lagooner Fishing Guides and reserve a date today!

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Forecasting the Banana River in the month of June is challenging as the water temperatures rise the bite tends to go down so that's why you'll find many anglers pursuing other places like Port Canaveral or Sebastian Inlet area where there's tidal flow and water exchange. The Banana is a unique estuary because of it's distance from any open ocean inlets and bays. Because of this it's important to realize that the temps can often get into the mid 80's and higher causing the fish to be less receptive to feeding and more likely to seek cooler places under docks or simply migrate into more comfortable waters.

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Inshore and Offshore Charter Fishing near Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.

You will not have a better fishing experience anywhere in Florida than with Capt. Richard and his wife Capt. Gina......These two have grown up fishing in the area and are privy to all the sweet fishing spots.....very family oriented and highly motivated to turn the average fishing trip into a exciting adventure packed with not only fish but great memories to share for a lifetime!......I highly recommend Lagooner Fishing Guides and can't wait to get out on the water again with Capt. Richard and introduce my grandson to the sport of fishing! smile emoticon Thanks again for all the good times on the water!
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