Good fish almost all year round except in the summer after spawning. The Spanish mackerel caught when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom is called "Spanish mackerel", and the Spanish mackerel is also called the spring messenger.
Whole or Filleted This fish is available whole or filleted. Whole fish may weigh slightly less than listed with the innards removed. Filleted fish weights are nett flesh yields with the head, bones and innards removed.