Bluefish can be found along the entire coast of New Jersey, along our beaches, out in the open ocean or in the bays. They generally travel in schools (groups) so the possibility of many people catching a Bluefish is great.
Although they can be caught as small as one to two pounds (cocktail blues) and the world record is 30 pounds, most of the Bluefish you will catch will weigh from three to fifteen pounds. Many people believe the smaller blues are tastier.
Bluefish have extremely sharp teeth, please let the crew remove the hook for you. Never put your hands near the mouth, they can bite right through your finger.
Bluefish are one of the most abundant fish along the Jersey shores, so you have the chance at catching many fish. They also put up a terrific fight, once hooked, so they are challenging and exciting to catch. Fishing for a Bluefish will provide lots of fun and challenge your strength.
Bluefish most often arrive in the Jersey area around late spring and stay until late November.
Ever wondered how to catch Bluefish?
Click the following link to learn about how to catch a Bluefish aboard Party Boat NJ located in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
Here is some information for those of you interested in scientific terms and additional details:
Family: Pomatomidae, Bluefishes; Pomatomus saltatrix
Description: blue or greenish blue color on back, the sides more of a silvery color; large mouth; prominent, extremely sharp teeth, dorsal and anal fins nearly the same size; small scales; almost straight lateral line. A food fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to the southern tip of South America. Few live in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean around Australia. Bluefishes grow from 15 to 24 inches (38 to 61 centimeters) long, up to almost 4 feet (1.2 meters) long.
The bluefish feeds on smaller fish. It is fierce and often kills more fish than it can eat.
Similar Fish: blue runner, blue, chopper, anchoa, C. crysos