Bluefish - FishyAF Species # 13

Bluefish, also known as Pomatomus saltatrix, are a type of fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. They are characterized by their elongated, slender bodies and their distinctive, blue-silver color. Bluefish are typically a metallic blue or silver color, and can range in size from less than a foot to over three feet in length.

Bluefish are typically found in shallow, coastal waters, where they feed on small fish and invertebrates. They are pelagic fish and are often found near the surface, where they hunt in schools. The average length and weight of a bluefish can vary depending on their location and age, but they typically grow to be about 2-3 feet long and weigh around 5-10 pounds.

Fishing for bluefish typically involves using a variety of techniques, including casting, jigging, and trolling. Casting and jigging are popular techniques, as they allow anglers to target the bluefish where they are most commonly found. Trolling can also be effective, particularly when the fish are feeding near the surface.

Some of the best places to catch bluefish include the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. These areas are known for their abundant populations of bluefish and provide anglers with excellent opportunities to catch these tasty fish.

There are many delicious ways to cook bluefish, but two popular options include grilling and smoking. To grill bluefish, season the fish and coat it with oil. Grill over medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through. To smoke bluefish, season the fish and place it in a smoker or on a grill with a smoker box. Smoke at low heat for about 1-2 hours, or until the fish is cooked through.

The world record bluefish was caught off the coast of Massachusetts in 1981 by angler Al McReynolds. The fish weighed in at an impressive