Northern Kingfish ( Menticirrhus saxatilis)

Northern Kingfish ( Menticirrhus saxatilis)

Also known as  ... Roundhead, Sea Mullet, Whiting, King Whiting, Virginia Mullet

Description ...

Kingfish are a popular fish in the surf and bays in Delaware  during the summer into the fall.  They are a member of the drum family but do not make the typical drumming or croaking noise due to lack of an air bladder.  They are typically bottom feeders.   Readily caught on bloodworms and fishbites, as well as small pieces of cut bait, clam, or squid.  They average about 3/4 of a pound but can reach upwards of 2 pounds.  Northern kingfish . . .

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