Pomatomus saltatrix, the blue fish, belongs to the family Pomatomidae and is the only extant species of that family. Bluefish are known as the aggressive fish of the ocean. Bluefish is a pelagic game fish. Bluefish, also commonly known as,
Blue fish is greenish-blue in color, while the belly and lower sides are silver-white. The fish has a long proportioned body with a broad forked tail.
Bluefish grow 40-45 inches (1.2-1.8 meters) in length and weight ranges to about 25-30 pounds.
The blue fish has two large dorsal fins. The first dorsal fin is folded back and has spines, while the second dorsal fin is larger than the first.
The tail fin is forked. The pectoral fin has a black spot at its base.
The fish has strong pointed sharp teeth, but all teeth are uniform in size. The jaws are stronger.
Blue fish are warm water migratory fish and prefer the water with temperature ranges between 45 and 80 degrees. Bluefish are present in temperate and subtropical waters. They can be found near surf beaches, rocky headlands, brackish waters, estuaries.
Bluefish are distributed along the continental shelves. They are present commonly in the Atlantic, Black sea, Southeast Asia, Mediterranean Sea, Indian oceans, New Zealand, Australia, and eastern America. In winters, they are found in Florida, while in summers, they migrate north.
As young blue fish eat plankton but being adults, they are piscivorous predators. Blue fish are good swimmers, and it is dangerous to be around bluefish. They remain in small schools and eat
Despite being aggressive predators, they are attacked by different predators,
While young, they are attacked by,
As adults, bluefish are hunted by,
The lifespan of the blue fish is 15 years, and summer is the spawning season. The female bluefish released about 2 million eggs, and after 48 hours, eggs hatched into 0.08 inches juveniles.
Before going to the discussion about how to catch bluefish, you must know about the best time for bluefish fishing,
The best time to have better opportunities is the time of dim light in the early morning and dusk.
Blue fish is a famous food fish and has a rich taste. The fish can be grilled and smoked. The rich flavor meat of bluefish is a good source of vitamin B12, selenium, omega 3 fatty acids, niacin, potassium, magnesium.