Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel are one of the more prevalent fish species found along the Nature Coast and can easily be identified by their green backs, yellow spots and black forked tail.  Their forked tail and streamline bodies help to make them an extremely efficient hunter and anglers can often find them terrorizing glass minnow schools just off our coast.

Spanish Mackerel are a migratory species that swim into our Gulf Coast waters during the spring and return in the fall as their migration heads back towards south Florida. Fishing for them is pretty simple, and there are hundreds of different tactics and techniques you can use to catch them.  Live bait such as shrimp, and pinfish are extremely effective but anglers using small silver spoons will find the most action.  Often anglers will find it useful to use a small piece of wire to prevent cut offs from these toothy fish.