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Mackerels & Tunas
Cero, Spanish mackerel
NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE -
Up to100 lb.
King mackerel spawn from April to November, with males
maturing between their second and third year, and females between their
third and fourth year. Largest of the mackerels, the king mackerel may reach
a length of 5.5 feet and weigh 100 pounds. They feed on other migratory
fishes, squid and shrimp, and may be seen leaping out of the water in
pursuit of prey.