Yellowtail Kingfish | Seriola lalandi

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Common Name: Yellowtail Kingfish
Species Name: Seriola lalandi

The Yellowtail Kingfish is also known as Kingfish, Hoodlum and Kingie. The body colour of the Yellowtail Kingfish is generally bluish green on the upper back and flanks progressing down to a narrow yellow band that runs along the body from the snout to the tail. Below this the lower flanks and belly area is silvery white. The dorsal fin is a positioned approximately half way along the back and is a dusty yellow colour. The tail is yellow and distinctly V shaped the lower fins are similar colour to the lower body with the pectoral fins greenish grey in colour. Yellowtail Kingfish can grow approximately 70kg and more than 2 meters in length however fish up to the 20kg mark are more commonly caught.

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia

Medium to Heavy Tackle

Minnows, Poppers, Jigs, Metal Lures, Soft Plastics and Skirted Lures

Mullet, Yellowtail, Slimy Mackerel, Pilchards, Garfish and Squid

Yellowtail Kingfish Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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