Fishing for Bluefish

Pomatomus saltatrix
46K logged catches • 470K followers

The voracious bluefish deserves the nicknames "marine piranha" and "chopper" because it swims in large schools through shoals of bait fish, slashing and destroying everything in its path. They will bite anything, including unlucky swimmers. Handle with caution for C&R as it has razor sharp teeth and spines.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Mixed

Common depth

? - 656 ft

Common length

24 in

Maximum age

9 years

IUCN Status


Threat to humans


Source: Fishbase

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