Spanish Mackerel Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
Spanish mackerels donít look like the kings and in some areas this can be a problem since the size limit on the king is twice the length of the size limit on the Spanish. This can result in fines. Thatís why going out fishing with me is the best bet to learn your fish while having a great as well.
|What do Spanish Mackerel look like?|
Their body is silvery, the back usually bluish. They have dark yellow spots on their sides. Theyíre distinguished from the cero or king mackerel in having these spots without stripes on the sides, and in lacking scales on the pectoral fins. They have large, sharp triangular teeth.
|What other fish are related to Spanish Mackerels?|
Cero mackerel and king mackerel
|How big do Spanish Mackerel get?|
They get to be about 10 lbs. but commonly catch them about 3 lbs.
|What is the world record for Spanish Mackerel?|
The Florida record is 12 lbs. but the world record is out of North Carolina with 13 lbs.
|What other fish are similar to Spanish Mackerel?|
They are in the mackerel family but smaller than their other family members.
|What are the best times to catch Spanish Mackerels?|
Late summer and early fall when they migrate south to spend the winters.
|Where are the best places to catch Spanish Mackerel?|
They like to move with fast schools. We find them in the bay and incoming tide waters.
|What are the best ways to catch Spanish Mackerels?|
Usually out trolling or close to shore in clear waters since they are sight feeders. We also look for the diving birds, like terns that will tell you where these fish may be.
|What are the best baits for Spanish Mackerels|
Live shrimp and a variety or small baits and lures
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for Spanish mackerels, then you are also likely to catch jacks or redfish.
|Are Spanish Mackerels good to eat?|
Yes, they are a darker meat.
|What is the best way to cook a Spanish Mackerel?|
They have rather dark fillets, and are great broiled, fried or smoked. They are the tastiest of the mackerel family and a great source of Omega 3ís!