The Spanish Mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus
darkish above with silvery facets. Many spots, which might be both yellow and brown. The frame is proportionately deeper than with juvenile King Mackerel, and the yellow spots seem rounder and brighter, however if unsure, the only proper identifier is the lateral line, which tapers rather lightly from front to back with out a intense dip.
length: not unusual at 1-three kilos; not too uncommon at five-7 pounds; most capability over 10 pounds. global file thirteen kilos; Florida file 12 kilos.
food fee: If you want wealthy, alternatively darkish fillets, they’re awesome broiled or skinned and fried. true smoked, too.
game qualities: outstanding on light address; very speedy runs.
tackle AND BAITS: Spinning, baitcasting and fly out- fits. Spinning is frequently great because the faster retrieve of a spinning reel is every now and then had to flow a entice at a pace a good way to interest the Mackerel. best lures are small white nylon jigs and silver spoons, however many oth- ers paintings, which includes topwater at instances. Flies have to be small with plenty of flash. exceptional baits are small silvery baitfish, stay shrimp and drifted strips.
FISHING structures: Drifting;Trolling; nonetheless Fishing.
variety: All Florida coasts, Cuba and Hispaniola; now not present in most Caribbean Islands or the Bahamas.
HABITAT: in large part coastal, but roams offshore at times.