Mostly they are caught by accident while drags are set for kingfish or barracuda.
For its size, the kingfish is considered the gamest of all salt-water fishes.
Kingfish are savage strikers and they almost invariably hook themselves when the drag is set.
But as I fish for sailfish with a free-running reel, of course I am exasperated when a kingfish takes hold.
Put two kingfish on a buttered platter or pan, season with salt and pepper, add a glass of white wine, put in oven and bake.
Canoes on the old Carib pattern were slipping along outside, trailing lines for kingfish and bonitos.
The kingfish is also known as barb and sea mink in the North, and in the South as whiting.
He put his line down, saying, "Me-she-nah-ma-gwai (the name of the kingfish), take hold of my bait."
Their feeding habits are similar to those of the kingfish, and in their season they can be captured in the same way.
It is frequently caught by the Key West fishermen when trolling for kingfish with a bait of bacon-rind.