The Spanish season in Noosa starts around December and runs through until around June, peaking in Feb-March. First way of finding Spanish Mackerel once your on the water is to look for surface bait schools, birds and other signs of feeding.
Spanish mackerel will eat just about anything including sardines, mullet, cut bait, squid, and shrimp. They prefer quickly moving bait, but when they’re feeding they are not particularly picky. Seasoned anglers will always keep shiny spoons and other heavy metal lures on hand.
What is the best time to catch Spanish mackerel?Normally, the times around sunrise and sunset are your best times.
Are Spanish mackerel hard to catch?Spanish are typically very easy to catch when they are around, they fight hard, they taste great and they are easy to clean. So, Spanish mackerel are an ideal game fish for recreational anglers.
Mackerel has a firm texture similar to canned tuna, so that it can be flaked without falling apart.