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Here is some additional information about Mackeral in Florida.

Cero Mackerel Fishing Information

illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: color of back iridescent bluish green; sides silvery; yellow spots forming lines above and below a bronze stripe from pectoral fin to base of the tail; front of first dorsal is bluish black; lateral line curves gradually to base of caudal fin.

Similar fish: Spanish mackerel, S. maculatus; king mackerel, S. cavalla.

Where found: NEARSHORE and OFFHSORE fish occurring mainly in south Florida, especially over coral reefs and wrecks.

Size: common to 5 pounds.

Remarks: unlike other mackerels, does not stray far from south Florida waters; spawns OFFSHSORE in mid summer; feeds on small fish and squid.

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