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Elvis has been spotted on the docks

TINA HARBUCK | Fish Flash
Capt. Chuck Turbanic and his crew on the Fifth Amendment loaded the racks and then some with big king mackerel, mahi mahi, lane snapper, mingo and white snapper.

We all know deep down that Elvis, the "King of Rock-n-Roll," is dead. But he's not the only dead king — the king mackerel hitting the racks behind the many charter boats in Destin are certainly dead.

What brought this all about?

While walking the docks the other day, one of the deckhands says, "Look, it's Elvis, it's a dead king." Well I guess he is certainly correct.

Anyhow, the king, the long bright shiny ones that folks like to catch and eat, has been making a big appearance on the docks the last few days.

As a matter of fact, the anglers from Fort Worth, Texas on the Blue Runner II with Capt. Tommy Carter came in with eight king mackerel on Wednesday.

Deckhand Pat Myers says herring is the best bait for luring in a mackerel.

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Capt. Curt Gwin on the Only Way came in from a morning trip with a limit of mackerel.

Oklahoma anglers on the Un Reel with Capt. Paul Dale Wagner backed in the with a dozen king mackerel and a few mingo from a morning trip. Capt. Wagner was headed back out for an afternoon trip.

Louisiana anglers on the Full Draw with Capt. Justin Destin came in with some big king mackerel, along with a few mingo, white snapper and lane snapper.

Capt. Eric Thrasher and his crew aboard the Game On put mackerel and mingo on the boards.

Georgia anglers on the Fish N Fool with Capt. Casey Weldon brought in a smorgasbord of fish. They had a couple of king mackerel, which captain said they caught trolling on the way out on lures, plus they had red grouper, gag grouper, two black snapper, mingo and lane snapper.

Anglers on the Sea Winder with Capt. Steve Brown reeled in mingo, white snapper and a scamp from a morning adventure.

Deckhand Tom Walker had his hands full cleaning the rack full of king mackerel pulled in on the Windwalker II with Capt. Bernie LeFebvre.

Capt. Steve Haeusler on the First Light and crew pulled in load of mingo and white snapper.

Texas anglers on the Shamrock II with Capt. Eddie Dykes filled the racks with eight king mackerel and a few whites.

Capt. Chuck Turbanic on the Fifth Amendment came in Wednesday afternoon with a huge haul. They had some big king mackerel on the racks, a mahi mahi, lane snapper, mingo and white snapper.

Anglers on the Perfect Shot with Capt. Brady Bowman pulled in a few king mackerel and black snapper.

A group from Texas on the Screamin Drag with Capt. Brian Kelley filled the boards and then some with red grouper, mingo and white snapper.

Capt. Todd Allen of the Big John and his crew from Florida and Alabama had a big haul. They put a couple of red grouper on the racks, as well as black snapper, mingo, amberine and king mackerel.

Fishing has been good of late and it's good that the king is dead — the king mackerel that is.

See you on the docks.