Nets

Live bait is the most important factor in catching Kingfish. Menhaden (also known as Pogys), Cigar Minnows, and Spanish Sardines all make excellent Kingfish bait. Remember - big baits bring in big Kings. Don't hesitate to throw little baits back in exchange for bigger options.

To catch these baits, you'll want a quality cast net that spreads well and sinks fast. I prefer a 10 or 12 foot net with 5/8 inch netting but anything 8 foot or larger will work. The Betts Super Pro Series cast net is my number one recommendation.

You'll also want a dip net to retrieve bait from your live well. This is a personal preference but I stock my boat with the Aftco Gold Series Bait Net. A dip net helps to keep your baits healthy so they'll swim better and attract bigger Kings.

     
Aftco Gold Series Bait Net (#NET)

Aftco Gold Series Bait Net (#NET)

AFTCO'S "Gold Series" Bait Nets, with their woven polyester netting - a commercial grade, knotless, bait-friendly mesh, designed to last for many seasons of heavy use - are the perfect live bait net choice for scooping delicate baits like anchovies, more info
Brunken Bait Net (#BN-15A)

Brunken Bait Net (#BN-15A)

Heavy galvanized steel hoop on die pressed aluminum ferrule on wood or aluminum handle. Hoop size: 8 1/2". Net size: 10" deep. 1/8" nylon (ACE). more info
Brunken Bait Net (#BN-6A)

Brunken Bait Net (#BN-6A)

Heavy galvanized steel hoop on die pressed aluminum ferrule on wood or aluminum handle. Hoop size: 8 1/2". Net size: 10" deep. 1/8" nylon (ACE). more info
Cumings Fish Saver Bait Well Net (AG-4)

Cumings Fish Saver Bait Well Net (AG-4)

An extruded aluminum frame that encaptures the netting inside the frame so it is protected from cement bait tanks, rocks, live bait wells, etc. 3/16" white ace mesh netting material. more info
Dave Workman Jr. Kingfishing Secrets DVD

Dave Workman Jr. Kingfishing Secrets DVD

Dave Workman's Kingfish Secrets DVD. When it comes to catching trophy fish, or keeping school mackerel turned on, Workman's in a class by himself. Now the master reveals his secrets and techniques for producing more and larger King Mackerel. Dramatic more info
Promar Deluxe Bait Well Net (LN-410)

Promar Deluxe Bait Well Net (LN-410)

Plastic wrapped D-shaped frame guards netting from bait tank abrasion. These nets feature floating PVC handles outfitted with non-slip EVA foam handles. 8" x 9" hoop, 20" handle, mesh netting. more info
Promar Deluxe Bait Well Net (LN-411)

Promar Deluxe Bait Well Net (LN-411)

Plastic wrapped D-shaped frame guards netting from bait tank abrasion. These nets feature floating PVC handles outfitted with non-slip EVA foam handles. 8"x9" Hoop, 20" Handle, Mono Netting. more info
Ranger Alumaguard Bait Net (#721)

Ranger Alumaguard Bait Net (#721)

Alumaguard bait nets have the netting on the inside of the hoop to protect it from damage by cement tanks and foreign objects. Handles are make out of strong one-inch aluminum. Mode 721 features an 18" handle, 9" x 5" hoop, and 4" deep net. more info
Redbone Aluminum Baitwell Net

Redbone Aluminum Baitwell Net

Anodized aluminum handle. Net is encapsulated inside hoop to resist tearing. Handle: 18 in, Hoop: 7 in x 6 in, Net depth: 5 in. more info
Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 7ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-7) - OVZ

Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 7ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-7) - OVZ

Super Pro/Menhaden #19 Series - 5/8" Panel Net The Menhaden net is expertly designed to catch bait fish. The expert design and extra heavy lead make it very effective in deep water. Design prevents bait fish from gilling. Super Pro™ Series Feat more info
Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 8ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-8) - OVZ

Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 8ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-8) - OVZ

Super Pro/Menhaden #19 Series - 5/8" Panel Net The Menhaden net is expertly designed to catch bait fish. The expert design and extra heavy lead make it very effective in deep water. Design prevents bait fish from gilling. Super Pro™ Series Feat more info
Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 10ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-10) - OVZ

Betts Super Pro Series Cast Net - 10ft 5/8" Mesh (#19-10) - OVZ

Super Pro/Menhaden #19 Series - 5/8" Panel Net The Menhaden net is expertly designed to catch bait fish. The expert design and extra heavy lead make it very effective in deep water. Design prevents bait fish from gilling. Super Pro™ Series Feat more info