Holy Mackerel! Spanish Mackerel are Biting!

Spanish Mackerel are biting in Destin! These fish like warmer waters in particular. Although the winter months are usually mild in the Florida Panhandle, the water is still a bit chilly. As spring is upon us, the water is warmer which equates to some great mackerel fishing! If you’ve never fished for the species, it’s beneficial to learn a little about them. As with any fish, doing so can lead to more success out on the water.

Spanish Mackerel – The Basics

As mentioned, Spanish Mackerel like warmer water. Therefore, fishing in the Destin area is perfect! The Destin area has warm water most of the year. Additionally, these fish are in season year-round, providing plenty of opportunities to hook one. Of course, there are catch limits. To learn more about these limits please visit the myFWC page. What makes them fun to fish for is that they are an easier catch. This is due to their aggressive nature, striking many different types of bait, whether natural or artificial (myfwc.com). As with any type of fishing, it’s always great to know where to catch them.

The Best Pace to Fish for Spanish Mackerel

The Gulf waters near Destin and Fort Walton Beach are a great place to fish for Spanish Mackerel. But of course, that’s a very general area. Any angler would want to know the specifics. That is, where are the secret holes? Well, the good news is we know, but you’ll have to see for yourself with Panhandle Fishing Charters!

Maybe you’re not into Spanish Mackerel fishing. No worries, as they have many adventures to choose from! Shark fishing, bay fishing, kids trips and even bow fishing, to name just a few. Once you book your adventure, you can check out their new online shop. Once there, you can get some new threads that will have you comfortable and stylish while you enjoy your trip. Book online for internet only rates! Have questions? Check out their FAQs or contact them. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

Skip to content