Spring Spanish Mackerel: Best Lures, Spots, Positioning, And More
Spring has sprung!
And the Spanish mackerel are chewing…
There’s a ton of action at the piers and jetties right now as they start to migrate.
If you want to catch more Spanish mackerel this spring, then you’re going to love this video!
You’ll to learn:
- The best spots to catch loads of Spanish mackerel right now
- How to position yourself and your lure to catch more Spanish mackerel
- My favorite lures for the spring migration
- And much more
Check it out below!
Spring Spanish Mackerel [VIDEO]
Here are my favorite lures and leader line for Spanish mackerel:
Where & When To Find Spanish Mackerel
Spring and fall are typically the best two times of the year to find these feisty fish.
They are a migratory species so, in the spring and summer, they are moving north seeking out cooler water.
In the fall and winter, Spanish mackerel are headed south to find warmer water and chase the baitfish.
The piers and jetties are the best spots to be in the spring if you want to get on big numbers of Spanish mackerel.
How To Position Yourself
During the springtime, I prefer to fish the south-facing side of the jetty knowing that I’ll be intercepting the fish as they migrate north.
I find that it’s more productive because you can work your lure with the movement of the schools of fish.
Lures & Line
Spanish mackerel love anything shiny.
Chrome and gold spoons that dart quickly through the water are going to be a key target for these fish.
I like to work my spoons with a constant retrieve and they’re also great because you can cast them a mile.
The other lure that really produces for Spanish mackerel during spring is the Gotcha Plug.
You can cover a lot of water with this lure and it’s the perfect profile and color for this time of year.
One common misconception is that you MUST use wire leader with Spanish mackerel, but that is absolutely not true!
You can use a heavy monofilament leader that will hold up, allows you to change out lures easier, and has better movement through the water.
I’m using Ande Premium Monofilament Leader in forty to fifty pound test and it’s working great to land these fish.
Spanish mackerel are often overlooked by fishermen but they are a ton of fun to catch (and quite tasty!)
If you’re looking to get into them (and in numbers) during the spring migration, you’ll need a solid set-up, and here are my go-to lures and leader line:
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