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Bluefish, Snapper Blue (Pomatomus saltatrix)

Bluefish get their name from the greenish, iridescent blue coloring on their sides. Baby bluefish, called snapper or tailor blues, are more flatish, and are found in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries from the spring through fall. Blues are mostly known for their teeth and damage they can do to tackle. They range along most of the Atlantic coast, following schools of small bait fish. The larger fish travel farther out, in groups generally being around the same size fish, blues having the tendancy to eat their smaller members as well as the bait fish.

Bluefish are considered a gamefish but are not as popular to catch as some other inshore species like rockfish. Average weight is 2 lbs but they can get up to 20 lbs.

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