Trolling for King Mackerel: Live Bait Rigs & Downrigger Tips

Captain Gill Strelec explains some of the king mackerel live bait rigs that he likes to use when trolling with downriggers in Florida. He also shares some tips on what size downrigger weights he prefers and how far back to set lines for downriggers when fishing for king mackerel.

While these kingfish trolling tactics apply in many areas, subtle adjustments to rig sizes, weight sizes, and line length will vary on conditions and seasonal influences.

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