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KING FISH #12265744
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I like to trolling for king fish out of Port A. Anybody been trolling off shore for king fish? When is a good time to troll for kings?
Thanks

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Re: KING FISH [Re: jimmysc] #12265905
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Yep. You don't need to go far. Get out of the pass and troll spoons, x-raps and especially ribbonfish. Run parallel to the beach between 20-40 feet and you'll find them. If traffic allows run across the shipping channel and you should find them. Let us know how you do.

Re: KING FISH [Re: jimmysc] #12274502
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Drift ribbon fish. Early in the morning the ship anchorage is always a good bet. Then about 9:00 am head south to the Hunt rigs. I like to pull feather jigs on the way, you can troll them fast just be sure you can hear the reel when you get hit.


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You may want to try fishing behind those big shrimp boats.


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When you guys are trolling for kings, what kind of speeds are you traveling at?

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Pulling jigs from one place to the other I have trolled at 15+ knots. I rarely troll ribbon fish unless it's dead calm. I have done better drifting that way I can chum and bring them to me


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Re: KING FISH [Re: jimmysc] #12307996
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Thanks for all the info. plan on going next week weather permit. To Port A.
Will be doing some trolling off shore looking for some King fish. Anybody know what kind of spoons to troll? I have 4 downriggers, should I try and use them or just troll?

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We have always done good trolling and drifting ribbons near the color change.

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Thanks for all the info. plan on going next week weather permit. To Port A.
Will be doing some trolling off shore looking for some King fish. Anybody know what kind of spoons to troll? I have 4 downriggers, should I try and use them or just troll?

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I'd recommend trolling ribbonfish, two on downriggers at the depth you seem to be marking fish or bait balls and two up near the surface on rigs with a weighted jig head, about 1 ounce. The kind with the diver type head and that are dressed with a white and blue or other colorful skirt are great. Then if a clear pattern develops on a depth or rig you can go with more of those.

As for spoons though, I don't know if they classify as a spoon, the classic Russell lure is a go to, the Texas fishing report on Fox sports just said that was working well down in that area.

Best of luck to ya!


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Would the ribbonfish you buy at Bass Pro Shop work for trolling??

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Originally Posted By: jimmysc
Would the ribbonfish you buy at Bass Pro Shop work for trolling??


I have very little experience with these and have heard mixed reviews. But using fresh frozen (thawed when you use them) ribbonfish is really pretty easy (it must be it works for us!). You Tube has lots of rigging videos, you can make rigs, but buying the rigs makes it even easier. You can buy ribbonfish easily down at Port A.

I'm sure others have had different, and much more experience than I have, but we've seen the difference of catch rates big time, catching on ribbonfish versus lures 10 to 1, probably more, and catching fish trolling the same rigs with ribbonfish where others are not catching them. Caught a lot of other stuff too, a sailfish out of Port O, big amberjacks and red snapper, cobia, etc..., and lots of Spanish Mackerel.

Not trying to sell you on it, I don't have stock in ribbonfish or anything, just seems very worth the effort and small learning curve, and hope to see you catch some fish!


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3 feet of tin foil strips (folded) on Kingfish Rigs


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Here are a few to whet your appetite, though these are from Alabama and are not the norm. Thanks for getting me to thinking about this and excited about our next trip!




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