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Bluefish are a migratory species that arrive in large numbers in waves in late Summer.  While only growing to an average of about 2 feet, bluefish grow fast and feed voraciously.  They are often seen feeding in a "blitz" on the surface, churning the water in competition with each other.  They're sharp teeth and disproportionate strength necessitate steel leads on hooks to prevent severing the line.

If bluefishing opportunities come up on your trip, get ready for a back-and-forth fight that will leave you winded!

Learn more about the biology, habits, and fisheries management below!:


Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries - Bluefish

Catch and Size Limits

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