- 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.