How To Catch MONSTER Spanish Mackerel

Here’s how to catch MONSTER Spanish Mackerel!!!

We’re down in the Keys with Capt. Hollywood crushing fish off Islamorada.

Live bait and artificial lures crushed it from start to finish the entire time we were down there.

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How To Catch MONSTER Spanish Mackerel [PODCAST]

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Here is a timestamped version of this episode:

  • 0:25 – Catching Spanish Mackerel off of Islamorada with Capt. Hollywood
  • 2:00 – Live Bait and Artificial Lures
  • 4:05 – Why we chose THIS spot
  • 4:40 – Spanish Mackerel Rig
  • 7:30 – Preparing & Eating Spanish Mackerel
  • 18:05 – Slot Machine Rods COMING SOON!
  • 19:00 – Pier Fishing Course in 2023

How To Catch MONSTER Spanish Mackerel [VIDEO]

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Remember, it is not necessarily about the spots, but more focus should be placed on the trends and conditions!

Oh, and if you’re fishing for Spanish Mackerel, be sure to have some wire leader with you.

And if you’re in the Keys and want to go out with Capt. Hollywood’s crew, you can find them at

Do you have any more questions on how to catch MONSTER Spanish Mackerel?

Go ahead and ask away in the comments!!

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James Kinser
3 months ago

Anything special about what you put in the chum box?

Matt Loutzenhiser
3 months ago

Has there been a video made about the wire setups?

Dennis Manning
3 months ago

Don’t forget to bleed them. The taste difference is Night and Day

3 months ago

Does not play…get back to basics

Pablo Diaz
3 months ago

Awesome mackerel and report!!! Great to see Capt. Hollywood!!!!!!
Fished in Marathon on the Gulf side, great mackerel fishing fun


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