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

Examples of king mackerel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Their much larger cousins, king mackerel, are also being caught from the pier at present. Frank Sargeant, al, "Looking for a new fishing hole? Catch the bite along Alabama’s Gulf Coast," 3 Nov. 2019 Troll or drift with pogies for tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and bonito are all possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 15," 14 July 2018 Opt for Safe and Sustainable Types Bypass fish varieties high in mercury (typically shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tuna). Woman's Day, "Everything You Need to Know About Picking Out and Preparing Fish," 19 Sep. 2018 Use Got-Cha plugs and spoons for Spanish mackerel and possibly a king mackerel or two. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 18, 2018," 18 June 2018 Higher-mercury fish include swordfish, king mackerel, marin, orange roughy, and tilefish. Korin Miller, SELF, "Hilary Duff May Have Eaten Sushi While Pregnant and Everyone Needs to Chill Out About It," 13 July 2018 The month sees migratory pelagics such as king mackerel and ling and dorado return to Gulf waters within boaters’ range, drawn by warming temperatures and flourishing forage. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers," 23 June 2018 Mercury and other toxins are highest in large predator fish like shark, swordfish, marlin and king mackerel because toxins accumulate up the food chain. Bianca Arney, baltimoresun.com, "Eating fish for your best health," 2 May 2018

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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 2 Jul. 2020.

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