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Appearance:
Color blue or greenish-blue on back, sides silvery
Mouth large with prominent teeth
Dorsal and anal fins nearly the same size
Black blotch at base of pectoral fins
Scales small; lateral line almost straight
Similar Species: No close resemblance, but frequently called angelfish by mistake
Size: Most Gulf coast catches under 3 pounds; much larger on Atlantic coast, up to 27 pounds

Habitat:
Young usually found inshore during spring and summer, moving offshore to join adults in fall and winter; strong migration of northeast Atlantic stock to Florida east coast in winter
Behavior:
Travels in large schools of similar-sized fish, following schools of baitfish; sometimes cannibalistic; spawning occurs offshore in spring and summer
Additional Information
State Record:External Website 22 lb 2 oz, caught near Jensen Beach
Fishing Tips and Facts: Bluefish may be caught from boat or shore. Chumming is a helpful, and a wire leader is a must to prevent fish from biting through the line. Anglers use a variety of plugs, sand eel type jigs, and squid- or mackerel-like lures. Pogies, mackerel or eels are good live baits and cut bait works too. Average size is 3-5 pounds. These fish are a bit oily for some people, so gut them and clean them as soon as you legally can.

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