Pacific mackerel are a member of the tuna family and often appear seasonally in large schools.
Features: Greenish or bluish above with dark wavy worm-like marks along the back; shading to silvery below, usually with dusky spots on the lower side. Mackerel grow to be 25-inches long.
Habitat: Pacific mackerel are usually found close to shore, but are not typically associated with any bottom structure.
Technique: Mackerel are not usually targeted by Oregon’s anglers, but are often caught incidentally by salmon anglers. Small shiny spoon or baited hooks are good methods to use to catch mackerel.