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Gamefish Royalty: Catching A King Is A Bunch of Fun

The king mackerel is one of the most popular fish species that anglers pursue along the North Carolina coast. With their aggressive nature, willingness to hit almost anything, and ability to make drag screaming runs when first hooked, they are just a bunch of fun.

Because of these qualities, there is a king mackerel tournament somewhere almost every weekend. Plenty of boats head out in pursuit of them from every port, and plenty of tackle dedicated to them is sold in our coastal shops.

Let’s see what a typical day spent in pursuit of these gamesters is like. I talked to one of our local captains to get an idea of how he does it. Really can’t get better advice than talking to the pros.

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