The "kingfish" popularized the catch phrase "Holy Mackerel!"
A correspondent wrote that Johnson’s attack had managed to transform the kingfish ‘from a clown into a real political menace.
We had Father Coughlin and the kingfish, Huey Long, railing against Franklin Roosevelt.
He put his line down, saying, "Me-she-nah-ma-gwai (the name of the kingfish), take hold of my bait."
Mostly they are caught by accident while drags are set for kingfish or barracuda.
My brother pulled in this kingfish, which was small, and we rebaited our hooks and went on again.
kingfish are savage strikers and they almost invariably hook themselves when the drag is set.
Canoes on the old Carib pattern were slipping along outside, trailing lines for kingfish and bonitos.
Put two kingfish on a buttered platter or pan, season with salt and pepper, add a glass of white wine, put in oven and bake.
For its size, the kingfish is considered the gamest of all salt-water fishes.