Bluefish are the hunting world’s Rodney Dangerfield; they are not respected. And it’s real that you’ll probably be let down at supper if you take one over 24 or 25 feet place or leave them in the freezer for a few days. But smaller seafood that has just been eaten? They are absolutely fantastic.
This is a great backup fish that can help when species like reds or spots refuse to cooperate, even though the majority of us often leave the dock with the intention of specifically targeting blues. And there’s a quick way to bring in hordes of them with some preparation: always have booze, shrimp, or fishbites on hand, along with top – and bottom rigs with # 6 or # 8 hooks, and two shears.
Apply the Fishbites to capture a dozen or so little fish( any species with no size restriction will perform) and toss them in the cooler when the bite for different species is delayed. After that, set up camp near a location with bream. The plan is to make a slow but steady sauce station in the water, and the music will observe it all the way up to your ship. Keep scuffed baitfish over the side and began snipping.
Fish up a hook with no weight or wire trace, drift it up so it sinks naturally like fish bits, and it’ll probably get slammed quickly. A” bite-proof” plastic can also be used to set up a dance so that the parts are drifting back just below the surface. Small spoons also function properly. Simply avoid using regular cheap; otherwise, you will only be able to reel back a portion of the tail.
Throw the larger fish again when you get the blues, slash the reed rakers to burn the seafood under 25 inches, and then remove them right away with an ice pick or a blow to the head. Put them on frost after that. You’ll be astounded by how delicious those slighted grouper can be when you serve them up in the next day or two.