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Can I fish for Spanish mackerel in Panama City Beach?

Dear Captain"Can I fish for Spanish markerel in Panama City Beach?"

Mr. Truong,

Yes you can. Below is the most common way to fish for them in Panama City Beach.

  • When and Where - Panama City Beach from April to November
  • How to Fish - From a drifting boat, trolling, pier, or beach
  • Tackle - Medium spinning rod with suitable reel, or a 12 lb class boat rod with 4/0 baitcaster, 12 lb mono line with fluorocarbon leader and size 1/0 long shank hook.
  • Bait - Jigs, spinners, plugs and mackerel spoons, or try cut or whole baitfish.

Spanish Mackerel in Northwest Florida

Captain David M. Rieumont



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