For many Atlantic and Gulf anglers, summer means massive pogy pods, schools of blue runners and myriad king mackerel tournaments. Kingfish migrate to their northern ranges in summer; they also spawn from May through October.
Anglers target these silver bullets using several methods, but primarily by slow-trolling live baits and ribbonfish on multi-hook rigs at various depths through the water column. Gulf kings generally outweigh those in the Atlantic; however, the current all-tackle record - a 93-pounder - came from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In fact, many of the IGFA's current record holders were caught in South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, where anglers continue to target kings most of the year.
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