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Kingfishing in Grand Isle question

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Each year I take the family to Grand Isle for a few days of fishing but this year we’re taking the skiff at the end of August does anyone know if the Kingfish are ever caught on the rigs close to shore?
We can catch all the specks and reds we can eat living on the North Shore but we really want to try and catch a king.

We broke two off in Panama City Beach last week and are itching to land one!

Not asking for secrets, just are they out there on those close rigs?
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Re: Kingfishing in Grand Isle question
I caught one about 30 pounds a few weeks back trolling back towards fourchon. I was probably 6-8 miles out. I was just screwing around not thinking I’d catch anything but I got 2 hits and landed 1
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Re: Kingfishing in Grand Isle question
King mackerel are pretty easy to catch. They will readily eat a trolled rapala lure or spoon. You will need a wire leader for sure. Single strand wire and swivels are cheap. Don't worry if your hay wire twists aren't perfect, they don't have to be. Get out 8-10 miles offshore and troll rapalas around the rigs, you'll catch em no doubt. A live hardtail slow trolled around the rigs are also a sure bet to boat some kings. Clear green water is ideal, if the water is nasty results may vary.
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