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Species Information: Spanish Mackerel

Author: Jianni Hitchman

Species 101: Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus)

I’ve caught  plenty of Spanish Mackerel before and they are a blast to catch with light tackle. They can be caught both from land and from shore. 

Check Out this Video of LandShark of the 3 different Mackerels

Where Is Best To Catch Spanish Mackerel?

From land spanish mackerels are most most often caught from piers or jetties. 

From a boat they are often caught in bays feeding on small schooling baitfish. 

What To Use To Catch Spanish Mackerel?

Mackerels can be caught on both live bait and lures.  For lures make sure sure its shiny and fast!

Check out this article to learn more about catching spanish mackerel.

What Line To Use To Catch Spanish Mackerel?

I would useMono leader of 30 Lb and up Just because you can hook on other stuff and because Spanish Mackerel have very sharp teeth so I wouldn’t use something thin for that.

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