Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) are a fantastic sportsfish inhabiting the tropical waters of Australia.
They are very similar to another great fighting species, the Giant Trevally.
For the sports fisherman, Queenfish are right up there with tuna and other pelagics, as one of the best light line sportfish.
Being an aggressive pelagic species, they respond well to any kind of lure that is retrieved fast.
Like a fleeing baitfish, metal slices are the most popular way to target them.
QUEENFISH ARE AVID SURFACE LURE TAKERS
A fast erratic bloop and jerky action retrieves are the way to go.
Queenfish love chasing so you can’t wind fast enough some times.
A good high speed spin outfit with a gear ratio of 6 or better.
While their fight is exciting and unpredictable and take you all around the boat.
There is a downside!
Queenfish will also hold on the same kind of structures as these bottom dwellers.
However, the queenies aggregate in numbers mid-water.
Hence why Queenfish are both loved and hated!
LOVE EM OR HATE EM?
The mixed opinion also extends to their reputation as a food fish.
Queenies are not known as a particularly good food fish.
That said, if bled and iced immediately on capture, they make great sashimi.
Or marinated with a bit of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
They do not cope with being handled, hence all our fish are released without removal from the water.
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I hope you’re enjoying our video on catching Queenfish.