Southern Kingfish (Menticirrhus americanus)

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Southern Kingfish (Menticirrhus americanus)

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

Description ...

The southern kingfish is another popular fish to catch in the summertime to the fall in Delaware,  showing up in the surf, inland bays, and Delaware bay.  They are often confused with the northern kingfish but have a lighter coloration and no dorsal filament or longer spine.  Sometimes they are confused with small weakfish, look for the barbel and no protruding canines for the difference.  They can be caught on top and bottom rigs with clam, squid, cut bait, bloodworms, sand fleas . . .

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