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Spanish mackerel showing up?

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Saw some fish breaking the surface jsut out of reach today.  Used the binocs to zoom in and they really look like spanish mackerel.  

 

Has anyone else seen/caught them off of  O.C.beaches?

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Ya they’re out front of OC, we found em in the boat but I know guys got em from the beach as well.

 

Honestly id rather catch the bonito they’re mixed in with.  

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3 hours ago, bbfish said:

Ya they’re out front of OC, we found em in the boat but I know guys got em from the beach as well.

 

Honestly id rather catch the bonito they’re mixed in with.  

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Wow,

what a pretty fish!

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Are those teeth as formidable as they look?

Does one use the same techniques for Spanish (& Bonita) as for Albies, i.e. thin flourocarbon leader (10-20 lbs), minimal hardware, small metals, epoxys, flies & rubber fast retrieve on surface?

Getting one of these three speedsters in the surf is on my bucket list.

Thanks in advance!

JD

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3 hours ago, jjdbike said:

Are those teeth as formidable as they look?

Does one use the same techniques for Spanish (& Bonita) as for Albies, i.e. thin flourocarbon leader (10-20 lbs), minimal hardware, small metals, epoxys, flies & rubber fast retrieve on surface?

Getting one of these three speedsters in the surf is on my bucket list.

Thanks in advance!

JD

 

Theyre far more scattered than bonito/albies, none of ours came from the feeding frenzies we were pulling bones from, the Spanish were hugging tight to bunker schools, you’d see them free jumping around the big bait pods.  I usually use flouro, this guy and a few others fell for 20 lb mono though.

 

I honestly wasn’t very impressed.  A lot of work chasing them for a pretty lousy fight when compared to bones/albies.

 

They’re very pretty though with very sharp looking teeth, wouldn’t lip em if I were you.  Still glad I can check em off as a species caught here at home.

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