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Kingfish (King Mackerel)

Family: Mackerels & Tunas
Similar Fish: Cero, Spanish mackerel
Habitat: NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE -
Size: Up to100 lb.
Description: King mackerel spawn from April to November, with males maturing between their second and third year, and females between their third and fourth year. Largest of the mackerels, the king mackerel may reach a length of 5.5 feet and weigh 100 pounds. They feed on other migratory fishes, squid and shrimp, and may be seen leaping out of the water in pursuit of prey.

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