king mackerel

noun

Definition of king mackerel

: a mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) of the western Atlantic Ocean that is noted especially as a fighting sport fish

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Recent Examples on the Web The element then enters the atmosphere and is passed up the food chain from one organism to another, sometimes accumulating in high quantities in predatory fish like shark, swordfish and king mackerel. Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Sometimes those predators - speckled trout, redfish, black drum, pompano, even the occasional tarpon and king mackerel - plow into the congregations of forage. Shannon Tompkins, Chron, 11 June 2021 Additional jackpot tickets are available: Red Snapper ($50 per angler), big game ($350 per boat), king mackerel ($200 per boat) and speckled trout ($35 per angler). al, 21 May 2021 That weekend, the Ebony Anglers caught a 48-pound king mackerel to claim first place in the division. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2020 Kelly Albritton, a former bail bondsman in Kinston, N.C., claimed third place in the tournament with a 39.51-pound king mackerel. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2020 The larger fishes tend to have higher mercury levels, including fish species such as shark, swordfish, and king mackerel. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2020 For many Atlantic and Gulf Coast anglers, large live menhaden (also referred to as bunker or pogies) are premier baits for tarpon, king mackerel, cobia, striped bass, bluefish, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020 Their much larger cousins, king mackerel, are also being caught from the pier at present. Frank Sargeant, al, 3 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of king mackerel

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“King mackerel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20mackerel. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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