Holy Mackerel

Jul 13, 2023

Some years I get lucky fishing from a kayak off Islesboro Maine. This year was one of those years, no more than a minute after dropping a line I had 3 mackerel! There used to be a lot more when I was a kid but great to see there are some left. We used to call these tiger mackerel because the stripes look like tiger stripes. They are quite tasty especially if you eat them right away. I used a ‘Christmas Tree’ lure which has multiple hooks with different colors. Since mackerel swim in schools this type of lure is a great way to land multiple fish at once.