Big Kings on 8A

By |2018-12-18T22:55:45+00:0012.18.2018|4 Comments

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We limited out on kings using frozen cigar minnows just above the bottom on 8A within 2 hours of arrival. We lost a fish and had a few more bites. Our fish were in the 10 pound range for the first hour, but within 30 minutes we started getting some smokers.

At first, we had our kingfish rigs up top. After 15 minutes of nothing, I dropped a bait down on mono leader just to see what was down there. To my surprise, a kingfish grabbed it within 30 seconds.

We dropped the minnows down on a heavy spinning rod using a 4 oz sinker with a stinger rig. We ended up getting 2 smokers, and 2 mediums.

Try to go tomorrow if you haven’t already because a gale is coming Thursday and Friday. I saw people filleting wahoo, tuna, cobia, and triple tail, so there are more options. We went in because we were running out of ice and space on our flats boat.

I’ll have a YouTube video up featuring the fish within the next 18 hours. My YouTube is 321BigFish
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTq-9vsg-981_VwfWihhFg

About the Author:

I'm Kurt Boyken from Merritt Island. I'm 18 and I've been fishing since 2010. I fish inshore near my home on the Indian River Lagoon. I catch black and red drum, trout, tarpon, and a few small snook. When weather permits, I will fish out of Port Canaveral for the many various species caught nearshore and offshore. My very favorite is big tarpon.

4 Comments

  1. Damon December 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Glad t see you made it out Kurt, nice job man!

  2. HooknCook December 19, 2018 at 9:38 am

    First, thanks for the bait (think I’m going to add the two jumbo shrimp you gave me to some trout ceviche’ I’m going to make).

    Second, you guys sure got on the kings like you said at the ramp.

    Nice to meet some fellow spacefishers out in the wild.

  3. 321BigFish December 19, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    That sounds like a good meal! We are smoking the kings right now. We brined them overnight. It was great to meet you and our pleasure to give you our bait.

  4. fins fan 13 December 22, 2018 at 6:11 am

    great job kurt way to go great to have smoked kingfish dip with the x mas meal

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