Atlantic, King, Spanish, Chub: Mackerels Appearing in Local Waters | WCAI

Atlantic, King, Spanish, Chub: Mackerels Appearing in Local Waters

Jul 31, 2020

Atlantic chub mackerel have been appearing in waters off Rhode Island and Block Island.
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King mackerel have been showing up in Cape Cod waters in numbers for the past four years, joining Spanish mackerel as a seasonal visitor that anglers target. Atlantic mackerel are a perennial local favorite of striped bass. And this year, reports of chub mackerel are coming from just a little south of us.

This week on The Fishing News, Kevin Blinkoff of On The Water magazine takes us through the various types of mackerel, and we round up the local fishing action, including the lookout for bonito and albies. Give a listen.