How to fish for mackerel



If you are so fortunate as to fall in with a school of mackerel, you will abandon all thought of cod, haddock and perch, for no sane fisherman ever catches anything else when these "beauties" are to be had. If you strike the school, occasionally heave over refuse fish or clams, cut up fine, to keep them near your boat. Bait your jig with a bit of salt pork, and sink it only two or three feet. They bite quick and sharp. Haul them in, swing them over the fish-tub with a jerk, and the mackerel drop from the line without any further assistance. You will catch them just as fast as you can pull them in, or you will not catch them at all.





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