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King Mackerel

King Mackerel Fishing Lures from Bomber Saltwater Lures

From North Carolina to Texas, it's hard to find a game fish more prized than the king mackerel. They've earned a reputation in the sportfishing world for their blistering runs, even matching a distant relative, the wahoo, in speed. King mackerel are the largest members of the mackerel family. They're also known as kingfish, king and southern mackerel. Kings are medium-size schooling fish, hovering around 5-30 lbs. However, fishermen have caught king mackerel weighing more than 90 lbs.

King mackerel are found in the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, from North Carolina to Brazil. They spend their winters in south Florida and then migrate to more northerly waters in the spring. They can go as far south as Rio de Janeiro and as far north as the Gulf of Maine. However, such extremes are rare since king mackerel prefer water temperatures in the 68- to- 85°F range.

King mackerel hang out in 40- to 150-foot depths. Kings heavier than 20 lbs often swim around the mouths of inlets and harbors, and occasionally even in 600-foot depths at the edge of the Gulf Stream.

King mackerel feast on menhaden and other sardine-like fish, jacks, cutlassfish, weakfish, grunts, striped anchovies, cigar minnows, threadfin and northern mackerel. Experienced fishermen troll using spoons, jigs and other artificial lures. Bomber's king mackerel fishing lures are particularly effective for hooking trophy kings. For other lures for other species of fish, check out the Shop by Species section.

Scientific Name: Scomberomorus Cavalla
Average Fish Size: 15–50 lbs.
IGFA World Record: 93 lbs.
Other Names: kingfish
king
southern mackerel

Vamp Jig

Vamp Jig
The Bomber Saltwater Grade Vamp deepwater vertical jigging spoon is a vertical assassin with a slim body that knifes to the depths, then cuts to the core of predatory feeding instincts.

Darter™ Jig

Darter™ Jig
Summons monsters of the deep with its maniacal fluttering vibrations on the rise and fall, and blings them into bite mode with an astounding spectrum of colors and finishes. Choose hyper-attractive, lightgathering holographic. Or awaken Mr. big from his deep-water slumber with a luminous dinner bell. The Darter Jig's offset dual-hook design and super-duty construction keep you bent for the long haul.

A-Salt®

A-Salt®
With the swimming action of our world-famous Long A, plus an internal weighting system for precise, bullet-like casts, our A-Salt is a deadly weapon every shallow-water trophy hunter should have. Its tight, tuned wiggle and outstanding fish-catching powers are protected by super-strong, ultra-high-modulus polycarbonate and further enhanced by Saltwater Grade hooks, hangers and split rings.

A-Salt® HD Minnow

A-Salt® HD Minnow
When you see how hard fish sock this thing, you'll be glad it's armed with a metal lip and a body that's strong as bulletproof glass. Its tantalizing rolling wobble screams "murder me" to nearly every predator that swims, and all three sizes feature a .040 stainless steel lip that holds up to heavy trolling use and abuse. Saltwater Grade hooks honed razor-sharp linked up with super-duty components that won't let go. Plus, an internal weighting system adds casting distance especially on windy days.

Bug Eye Duster

Bug Eye Duster
This popular Bug-Eye beauty, dressed with a highly reflective tinsel, has a proven track record of bringing in the big ones. We use only the most durable materials to insure our lures are saltwater grade.

Bug Eye Duster King Rig

Bug Eye Duster King Rig
Spend your time fishing and not making up rigs. Quality is never an issue. Every saltwater rig is made as if we were going to fish them ourselves. Made with our proven Bug-Eye Trolling Duster, #6 single strand stainless steel wire, 3 saltwater grade 6/0 hooks and a heavy duty swivel. We use only the most durable materials to insure our lures are saltwater grade.

CD (Certified Depth)

CD (Certified Depth)
This saltwater lure performs its irresistible death dance at a depth of 20 to 30 feet and is built to withstand brutal attacks from the biggest and baddest in the salt. Along with an ultra-high-modulus, puncture-resistant body and super-duty hardware, this bait features a wire-through skeletal structure that links all key components, creating an all but unbreakable link to the oceanic food chain.

J Duster

J Duster
This flared skirt version of the old "smiling" duster will definitely put a smile on your face and fish in the boat. We use only the most durable materials to insure our lures are saltwater grade.

J-Duster King Rig

J-Duster King Rig
Spend your time fishing and not making up rigs. Quality is never an issue. Every saltwater rig is made as if we were going to fish them ourselves. Made with our popular "J" Duster, #6 single strand stainless steel wire, 2 saltwater grade 6/0 hooks

Jointed Long A™

Jointed Long A™
The extra-sassy swagger of its jointed body just begs for terminal damage but gets no satisfaction – it's built with a best-in-class 350,000-modulus polycarbonate shell that'll withstand the most brutal toothy impacts. From stripers and blues in the surf to dolphin and kings 40 miles offshore, this all-purpose fish-catching machine is built to excel. It features super-duty Saltwater Grade hardware, hooks honed razor-sharp and a host of other industry firsts.

Jointed Magnum Long A™

Jointed Magnum Long A™
Big in size and absolutely massive in strike-inducing action. This upsized Long A is jointed to kick out more wounded-baitfish swimming motion than any other saltwater hardbait in its class. Plus, it's built to excel in any saltwater test, featuring a virtually indestructible polycarbonate body rigged with super-duty Saltwater Grade hooks, hangers and split rings. Choose from a huge array of colors.

Long A™

Long A™
Inshore. Offshore. Damn sure. This thing takes a pounding and keeps on doing the tight wounded wiggle that made it famous. No king, cuda, blue or shark can put a dent in its hyper-modulus polycarbonate body. And for the utmost in penetration, strength and longevity, it's equipped with Saltwater Grade hooks, hangers and split rings. This saltwater bait's incredible array of colors is second only to the number of different species that'll smack it.