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King Mackerel (kingfish)


King Mackerel are commonly found in the open gulf around wrecks, reefs, deep inshore channels and rivers.

Size and Catch Limits

As of January 2019, Anglers are allowed to keep 3 King Mackerel per day.  The fish must measure over 24" , measured from nose to fork.

Try This Kingfish Recipe!

Spicy Smoked King Mackerel Spread


1/4 cup softened cream cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper

1 tablespoon finely chopped celery 

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 

4 shakes Worcestershire sauce 

3 shakes hot sauce, such as Tabasco 

4 ounces smoked King Mackerel 

About 3 tablespoons sour cream



  1. Combine the cream cheese, jalapeno, celery, onion, Worcestershire and hot sauce in a food processor and mix until smooth. Break up the fish into the processor and process again until just mixed but not mushy. Thin the mixture with sour cream to a spreading consistency.

  2. Chill for 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers or fresh raw vegetables.

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