The Sierra swims and feeds over cobble structure from a few feet to several hundred yards off the coastline. They will hit bait, trolled Rapala type lures or flies with enthusiasm. Matter-of-fact, flies cast long and allowed to sink close to the surface of the rocks will certainly get the attention of the Sierra. Their take is resolute and their run is strong and fast. The teeth on a Sierra are designed to slice through leader and coupled with their speed they have a good chance of escaping.
Their impressive runs and their size make them a perfect fish for light tackle and fly angling. When they're swimming thickly, dozens can be caught and landed in a relatively short period of time. Early morning hours are the preferred time and will provide most success of catching one of these feisty creatures.
The Sierra is missing the longitudinal stripe that characterizes the similar Cero Mackerel and the yellowish spots are evenly spaced along the center of its body. The Sierra is typically also smaller than the Cero. A Sierra Mackerel fish mount mold from Gray Taxidermy, the World's Largest Marine Taxidermy and producer of fish mounts, is made from a mold of a real fish, making our Sierra Mackerel fish mount, the finest reproduction available.