Costa Rica Fishing - Spanish Mackerel Picture

Fish Description: Spanish Mackerel are a black green color with shading to silver on their sides. They have golden yellow irregular spots above and below their lateral line. The front of dorsal fin is black. The lateral line curves gently to base of their tail.

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Costa Rica Spanish Mackerel

Size: The average Spanish Mackerel caught is less than 2 pounds and under 20 inches.

Remarks: Spanish Mackerel are schooling fish that migrate northward in the spring. They return to southerly waters when water temperatures drop below about 70o F. They spawn offshore spring through the summer. They feed on small fish and squid.

Costa Rica Spanish Mackerel