Summer fun With Kingfish at your local dock or pier

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Have you ever tried to catch a Northern Kingfish? These bottom dwellers are not only fun to catch but also delicious to eat. During the summer months, you can find them around Long Island. All you need is a small hook, sinker, and some clam or worm bait to reel them in. They are commonly found around most docks and piers.

What Makes Northern Kingfish Unique?

Northern Kingfish, also known as sea mullet, are a popular catch among anglers for their fighting spirit and tasty flesh. They are known for their distinctive golden stripes and elongated bodies, making them easy to identify in the water.

Where to Find Northern Kingfish?

During the summer months, Northern Kingfish can be found in the waters around Long Island, particularly near Local Docks. They are bottom dwellers, so look for them in sandy or muddy areas where they can feed on small crustaceans and mollusks.

How to Catch Northern Kingfish?

To catch Northern Kingfish, use a small hook with clam or worm bait. Add a sinker to help your bait reach the bottom where the Kingfish are likely to be. Once you feel a bite, reel in slowly to avoid spooking the fish. Northern Kingfish are known for their delicate bite, so be patient and gentle when setting the hook.

Preparing and Cooking Northern Kingfish

Once you've caught your Northern Kingfish, it's time to prepare them for a delicious meal. Remove the scales, gut the fish, and rinse them thoroughly. You can then grill, bake, or fry the Kingfish for a tasty and nutritious meal. Their firm, white flesh is mild in flavor and pairs well with a variety of seasonings and sauces.

Next time you're out fishing on Long Island, why not try your hand at catching some Northern Kingfish? Not only will you enjoy the thrill of the catch, but you'll also get to savor a delectable seafood dish that you caught yourself.

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