Rolling and trolling on Mackerel Monday

TINA HARBUCK | Fish Flash
Texas anglers on the Windwalker II with Capt. Bernie LeFebvre hauled in several king mackerel and a cobia on a six-hour trip Monday.

The weather is not the only thing that's hot right now — the king mackerel fishing is red hot.

Most every boat that trolled for mackerel on Monday brought in their limit, or close to it.

Arkansas anglers on the Blue Runner II with Capt. Tommy Carter and first mate Pat Meyers came in with several king mackerel.

For a look at what hit the docks, click here.

"This is how we troll," Meyers was quick to remind, noting the country song "This is how we roll" by artist Florida Georgia Line.

Anyhow they caught the mackerel trolling live bait. They also hooked about a 200-pound bull shark. Capt. Carter said they fought the 8-foot shark for about 40 minutes, got it to the boat, snapped a few photos and cut it loose.

Anglers on the Un Reel with Capt. Paul Dale Wagner came in with a rack of king mackerel and black snapper.

Arkansas anglers on the First Light with Capt. Steve Haeusler came in with three king mackerel, mingo, lane snapper and a pile of white snapper. One of the guys on the boat said he counted all the fish, and they totaled 90 altogether.

Texas anglers on the Windwalker II with Capt. Bernie LeFebvre and first mate Tom Walker brought in a huge haul. They had 17 king mackerel and a bonus cobia. Captain said they were trolling the broken bottom with live bait. As for the cobia, he said they caught it while trolling. "It just ate one of our live bait."

Georgia anglers on the Sea Winder with Capt. Steve Brown pulled in three king mackerel, mahi mahi and several white snapper and mingo.

King mackerel was the catch of the day aboard the Locked Up II with Capt. Judah Barbee as well as Capt. Scott Robson on the Phoenix.

Anglers on the Fish N Fool with Capt. Casey Weldon came in with king mackerel, white snapper and mingo.

Texas anglers on the Vengeance with Capt. Jason Hallmark pulled in king mackerel, black snapper, mingo and amberine.

Capt. Neill Finkel on the Shock'n Ya'll and crew caught and released about a 400-pound tiger shark.

First Mate Ryan Reihle of the Fish N Teem was up to his elbows cleaning king mackerel. He said they kept 10 king mackerel and released just as many.

Texas anglers on the Screamn Drag with Capt. Bryan Kelley came in with king mackerel, black snapper, mingo and amberine. Captain said they released several triggerfish that would have been keepers as well as about a half dozen red snapper.

Capt. Joe Quanatro on the Silver Lining and a family from Illinois pulled in with a good catch of king mackerel, mingo and black snapper.

Capt. Jeremy Ruskowski on the Inshore Angler and crew pulled in a half dozen speckled trout and just as many mangrove snapper. They also reeled in a redfish.

Fishing is red hot — so roll on down to the docks and let's see how you troll.

See you at the docks.