Mackerel: [Scomber Scombrus]


New York State Fishing Regulations  
Size: (Inches) None
Season: All Year
Limit Per Person: No Bag


Mackerel: [Scomber Scombrus] Also known as Atlantic Mackerel, the larger ones are called Boston Mackerel because they migrate north in spring and summer between Cape Cod and the Gulf of Maine. They travel in huge schools often 50 miles long. They are a pelagic or midwater species that feed on small baitfish. When the fishing is good mackerel are often caught 3 or 4 at a time on small jigs and tubes.