During the summer, everyone is looking for a way to have fun and make memories. Jupiter Florida is a great destination for water lovers. It is not just a place to enjoy great water sports; it is also perfect for great sports. The kingfish, which is also referred to as the King Mackerel, is a voracious predator that is found abundantly in Florida during the summer because it flourishes in warmer waters. It, therefore, become a pretty easy target since it is found at 90 and 140 meters under water, which is pretty shallower, considering the depths some fish go. It is fun to catch because once hooked; it will make blistering initial runs and try to jump to unhook itself before eventually giving up on the fight. If you are new to this sport and just earned yourself a charter fishing spot, these tips will make it easier for you to catch the king mackerel and also ensure that you have fun while fishing.
Get a Light Wire
These fish have sharp, jagged teeth that will rip any thread line to shreds in a matter of seconds. You, therefore, need to get yourself a wired line. While their teeth are sharp, they cannot cut through wire. You also need to know that you do not need an excessively heavy wire. Its teeth are widely spaced and are, therefore, better for slicing than they are for shredding. During the summer, the weather is exceptionally warm; a lighter wire will make a world of difference to your charter fishing expeditions in Jupiter. These fish have very keen eyesight. Even with their insatiable appetite, they will still notice a wire that is more than an inch thick even if it is thoroughly concealed. As such, you need to ensure that the bait you use is as natural as possible. Extremely heavy metals will make it impossible to catch any fish. If you are not getting a consistent bite from the catch you want, you may have to downsize the wire you are using. Circular hooks increase the chances of staying connected to the catch. You also need to ensure that you have the right bait for the job. Usually, threadfin herrings, mullets, pilchards, and bluer runners work better than dead bait and are preferred by anglers all over the world. While the bait species will vary from angler to angler, the size requirements are synonymous. These kings love big baits; the bigger your bait, the better. One problem with dead bait is that they don’t swim. Trophy seekers will combine dead bait with a swimming lure.
It is no secret that these fish prefer to hunt in dirty water. Hunting when the water is cloudy guarantees that you will get your catch more effectively than you imagined. These are usually found near structures like wrecks and reefs where there are a lot of currents. The low visibility makes it easier for them to effectively hunt their prey. This is why you need bait that is alive and swimming. When this bait staggers in the water column, you will begin to get consistent bites. Since these fish tend to swim in schools, the odds of getting more than one of them are high, especially when the biting begins. You need to monitor the depth you are at to know whether the fish are feeding. Make multiple drifts and hold at that depth.
Often, these fish will skyrocket to catch any kite baits you may try to catch them with. However, they hunt at the middle of the water column just around the thermoclines. Taking your baits at several water depths is often a great way to ensure you catch yourself some fish. However, you need to know that most of the big fish are lazy feeders and will often dwell and hunt at the bottom column of the water. You may have to go deeper to get the fish you want. Even so, you need to be ready to get tight on it once you hear the bite. This fish is sneaky and will get shallow once it feels the sting of the hook. You, therefore, have to be fast and prepared to make sure you do not lose your catch. Having as many types of bait as possible allows you to have a better chance at hooking your trophy. Go as far as having six lines at a time. Two at the T-top, two at 100 feet back, and two at the downriggers. You may also use kites that allow you to present your bait a few yards from the boat, thus giving you the chance to entice a shy big fish to bite.
Sting like a bee
When fishing, a stinger hook will be an extremely effective and fast routine to get the big fish. This is because they tend to hit the harder baits. As a result, they leave the bait attached to the hook. A stinger book allows you to catch fish that would frequently cut the bait in half and leave. This technique has both an advantage and a disadvantage. Often, the stinger hook is sticky and will hold on to just about anything. On the downside, these hooks tend to be bulky and easily visible to fish. Proper concealment is necessary to ensure you get yourself the fish you are looking for.
Bet on the Bottom
In tournaments, it is common to find boats at the offshore live bottom, which is at 100 meters under water. They usually have a significant concentration of bail and snappers. The live bottom is usually at the edge of the reef, sandy leaves, or rocks. Frequently, these areas are washed by water currents and, thus are eddy places for bait to congregate. The live bottom is also found at the thermocline where the currents intersect. Once you know a place where bait could be held, it is likely that the big fish will also be in that area. You need to troll slowly as you tend to scare away your catch rather than entice it. Also, choose bait that will not move too fast and startle your trophy kingfish.