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Spanish Mackerel on the Florida flats.

Posted on April 28th, 2017

I love to fish the shallow saltwater flats in southwest Florida. Most of the time we target Redfish, Snook, & Spotted  Sea Trout, but every once and a while we get surprises.

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Just the other day we were fishing for Sea Trout in 2-4′ of water casting minnow imitating lures and Lunker City Shakers on 1/4 oz. jigheads when I hooked up on a fish that went crazy. It ended up being a chunky Spanish Mackerel that was searching the shallows to feed.

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We have caught Spanish Mackerel as far out as 60′ depths and as shallow as 2′. It’s an excellent fighting and eating fish, just beware of their deadly teeth!

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