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Bluefish are one of the most popular inshore fish. They are almost always willing strikers of both lures and live bait, they are easy to find durring the right time of year and they are very strong fighters for their weight.
Where to find Bluefish
Inshore bluefish usually found along the beaches in the surf or just beyond. They can also be found around inlets, passes and occasionally inshore creeks and flats hold them.
Bluefish migrate to stay in their prefered temperature range of 66-72 degrees.
Inshore bluefish tend to only average around 1-2 pounds. Any saltwater rated rod/reel combo will work well for bluefish. Line the reel with 10-15lb test line with a strong leader (metal is recommended for live bait).
Bait and Lures
Bluefish are attracted to anything that is flashy and moves fast. Both lures and live bait should have these two traits. Spoons and silver plugs are good lures and finger mullet and other shiny live fish are great options.
It may seem simplistic to say but if the bluefish are feeding just get the lure/bait near them and the chances are they will take it. If they are not actively feeding, a little more technique may be required…