Spanish Mackerel Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Spanish Mackerel Genus and Species:
Genus: Scomberomorus (Cero, Spanish and King Mackerel),
Scomber (Tinker Mackerel)
Species: regalis (Cero Mackerel),
maculatus (Spanish Mackerel),
cavalla (Kingfish, King Mackerel),
japonicus (Tinker Mackerel)
Characteristics Of The Spanish Mackerel
The mackerel fish family consists of many different types of fish including the large king fish. We offer spanish mackerel fishing charters in Tampa Bay year round. Please check the fish in season in Tampa Bay page for charter information. Mackerel are long and slender with tons of power that translates into their amazing jumping ability. Their are may different markings and spots on the mackerel to distinguish each species of fish. The smallest fish in the mackerel family is the tinker mackerel and the largest is the king fish. The tinker mackerel are used as bait and are favortie food choices for shark, barracuda, wahoo, and sail fish.
Where To Find Spanish Mackerel
Many mackerel are found in inshore waters with the king mackerel found deep in offshore ocean waters of the Florida Gulf. These fish can be found near the surface of Tampa Bay or The gulf Of Mexico. Mackerel fishing charters are a ton of fun because you can sometimes see the schools of mackerel right in the water below the boat.
Spanish Mackerel Dimensions | Size And Weight
The size and weight of the spanish mackerel fish ranges anywhere from 5 -20 lbs and is considered a medium fish to haul in. Spanish Mackerel in the range of 20-30 pounds are out there but more rare. Mackerel have been known to grow lager than 5.5 feet in size but those are usually the king fish species.
The Spanish Mackerel “Fight”
Spanish Mackerel charters in Tampa Bay are fun for the whole family because there is always action going on. They have tremendous jumping ability and love to strike hard. These fish are not extremely difficult to catch either with the right type of bait.
Spanish Mackerel Fishing Technique
We like to fish for mackerel during the winter months when the schools of bait fish are moving away from the beaches to offshore waters. Trolling, kite fishing, and drift fishing are great ways to catch spanish mackerel easily.
Spanish Mackerel Tackle and Bait
Live bait such as herring, goggle eyes, bonito strips, and shrimp are useful when catching these fish.
Tampa Bay Deep Sea Fishing For Spanish Mackerel
Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charters goes deep sea fishing for all types of fish aboard our 31′ Fountain boat. By creating a once in a lifetime experience, we usually are exceeding our customers expectations. One goal is to always explain about the time of year and what’s biting in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing Charter Reservations
Tampa Bay Offshore Fishing
6701 Sunshine Skyway Lane South, STE 60
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711