Glory Fish

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Fishing “king green” water is one key to finding and catching 50- to 60-pound smokers — the big kingfish that win tournaments.

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Pat Ford
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Top competitors on the kingfish circuit employ fast 23- to 45-foot boats. Speed gets them to grounds quickly and lets them fish as long as possible before racing back for weigh-in.

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Rigs used by Scott Smith, a North Carolina-based captain of Instigator, a 31-foot Yellowfin.

David Shepherd
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Top tournament anglers, like members of Team Intense, dedicate a tremendous amount of time and resources toward a singular goal: catching trophy king mackerel.

Courtesy Southern Kingfish Association
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Pat Ford