Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing
A firecracker hooked on light tackle, talang and double spotted queen fish have given many anglers across the Indo Pacific ocean a challenging fight.
Feeding on small baitfish, squid and crustaceans, queen fish love to see a fast-stripped live bait, lure or saltwater streamers rip the water in quick twitches.
You will find the biggest queen fish near reefs, cleaner estuaries and lagoons, always looking for small fish to prey on. Smashed poppers is another method in hooking a queen fish. Noisy poppers will pick out the most eager out of a school of feeding queens. Take care near the spiny dorsal and anal fins as they are rigged with poisons that will give an un-cautious handler some serious wounds.
Many countries find this fish a great, aggressive fish that is similar to the giant trevally, the 'GT', which is also caught similarly to the queen fish.
Get any lure or bait down to a queen fish, cruising near the shoreline and expect an acrobat show, arm workout and adrenaline rush all in one powerful little package!
Scientific name: Scomberoides
Size: up to 1.2 m
Weight: 1 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 7 years
Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing
Continent(s): Indian Ocean, western Pacific Ocean