The Mackerel is undoubtedly one of the most popular game fish in the country. These silvery, long, and slender fish are abundant along the Atlantic coast. Both Spanish and King Mackerel are found in the waters of Florida. These big, fast-swimming fish have razor-sharp teeth and are considered a real prize by anglers.
Spanish and King Mackerel are found throughout Florida’s waters. King Mackerel can range up to 72 inches in length and can weigh in at nearly 100 pounds. Spanish Mackerel tend to be significantly smaller with females generally weighing no more than 12 pounds. For sport fishing purposes, all Mackerel are measured according to their fork length from the tip of the snout to the tip of the fork on the tail.
Mackerel season is open year round in Florida. However, the actual seasons for King Mackerel are March-April and October-November. Mackerel are very aggressive fish who can be caught with both live and artificial bait. Trolling and bait casting tend to be popular methods to catch Mackerel. It’s important to be careful and work as a team when landing one of these fish as they have very sharp teeth and must be carefully controlled.
Offshore fishing for Mackerel is one of the most fast-paced and exciting experiences an angler can have. Because these fish put up a big fight, both new and experienced anglers will find landing one a challenge. When you choose to charter with Free Spool Sport Fishing, you will be working with one of the most experienced captains in the area. For more information on sport fishing Miami or to book a trip, please call 305-582-5445.