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Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix
      Much sought after as a sportfish, the bluefish is a hard-hitting, savage predator capable of putting up a tremendous battle when hooked on a lightish tackle.
      The body of the bluefish is broad but streamlined. The mouth is large with extremely sharp, triangular teeth, the lower jaw projecting pugnaciously to give the fish a hard, aggressive appearance. The fish has two dorsal fins.
      The lateral line angles smoothly above the pectoral fins, and the scales are smooth and small, covering both the head and the body. The body is blue/green above, fading to silvery white on the belly, and there's a dark patch at the base of each pectoral fin.
      A voracious feeder, the bluefish swims in huge schools, destroying just about anything edible in its path. Once mad on the feed, bluefish have been known to invade bathing beaches, and numerous attacks on swimmers have been recorded.
      Highly migratory, bluefish have a worldwide distribution. Anglers often locate bluefish shoals by literallysniffing them out: bluefish have a distinctive, cucumberishodour whic is easy to detect. Bluefish can be caught on live or dead baits, spinners or plugs, using mashed or minced fish to induce them to feed.
Philippine and  (12 lb. line): 9 kilograms or 19.8 lbs.
Travelling time to fishing ground: 40 minutes to 2 hours  away from take-off point



Philippine Game Fishing Foundation Sportfishing Club
Philippine Game Fish Catch Records
Class Line Weight Date

Fishing Ground

Women & IGFA women's record 12 9 kgs. 19.8  lbs. June 15, '93 Maccles Field Bank Cara Villavicencio


Technique Rod Reel Line
Hook Weight Bait
Trolling 20 lb class boat rod 4/0 multiplier
20 lb nylon or
#8 Wire 4/0 to 6/0
Plugs or
live fish