Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Introduction to Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel, a fast and aggressive fish, are a popular catch for speed and sport in the waters around Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Ponce Inlet. Known for their striking markings and speed, these fish offer an exciting challenge for anglers.

When to Fish for Spanish Mackerel

The spring and fall migrations are the best times to target Spanish Mackerel, as they move through the coastal waters of Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, and near the mouth of Ponce Inlet.

Where to Fish for Spanish Mackerel

Daytona Beach's nearshore waters, particularly around artificial reefs, are great for Spanish Mackerel. New Smyrna Beach's coastline, especially when baitfish are present, is a prime location. Ponce Inlet's waters, especially during high tide, provide excellent opportunities for catching these fast swimmers.

How to Fish for Spanish Mackerel

Trolling with spoons or using live bait like pilchards or threadfin herring is effective. Spanish Mackerel are attracted to fast-moving lures and baits, making high-speed trolling a popular method. Light tackle enhances the fight of these energetic fish.

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