Quepos Fishing Charters Inshore Species - Spanish Mackerel Costa Rica
Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel Scomberomorus commerson has a worldwide distribution and is highly prized sportfish targeted renowned for its blistering first “run” and excellent eating qualities.
Mackerel are a subtropical to tropical species and in WA they are occasionally found as far south Augusta. Their distribution on any given year is dictated by the Leeuwin current, however they tend to appear off the Perth coast around February and stay until June. North of Geraldton they are a year round proposition.
Spanish are an excellent table fish with firm white flesh, as with all pelagic fish, a quick spike to the brain followed by bleeding and gutting before placing in a seawater / ice slurry will dramatically improve its eating qualities.
Mackerel fillets freeze well for long periods and are suited to most cooking styles whether it be smoking, deep or shallow frying, barbecuing or for use in casseroles and curries as the flesh will hold together well.
Fish for Spanish Mackerel with Mar 1 Sport Fishing