This year’s Wilmington, NC Spanish Mackerel Open will be June 14-16, 2019. This year the events goal is to be earlier in June so the fish are bigger and more abundant! Each Spring these Mackerel make their way northward from southern Florida eating baitfish along the way. North Carolina isn't their stopping point during their migration, however, most tend to stay until the water cools and the baitfish leave for the fall. The Spanish Mackerel Open encourages you to bring your family and friends for a day full of fishing and celebrating.