Anyone getting on the Bluefish action?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Anyone getting on the Bluefish action?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    104

    Anyone getting on the Bluefish action?

    I'll be heading up to NJ on May 22nd. Hoping they will still be around by then.

    Anyone gone out and caught any?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PierAndSurf.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Cvlle, pa
    Posts
    425
    Best believe people have but for some reason jersey fisherman don't here.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    philly
    Posts
    496
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20170422_170251327_iOS.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	91.6 KB 
ID:	35546 Some of us have.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PierAndSurf.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by phillyguy View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20170422_170251327_iOS.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	91.6 KB 
ID:	35546 Some of us have.
    Thanks! Woohoo! Fish porn!

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    40
    I am so late getting boat in water this year it is criminal but plenty of blues being caught.
    Active reports here http://njsaltfish.com/index.php/bluefish.html

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    md
    Posts
    2,574
    Yes, they're still around. As snotty as the fishing condition was on Saturday, I saw 3 dudes landed 4 in about an hr. One dude on my left lost 2 to bite-offs and landed one on finger mullet. I fished only 1.5r at the inlet (in Brigantine NJ) and had a gator on my popper before it decided to keep my 20 bucks popper..

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    philly
    Posts
    496
    I always pull out my el cheapo lures when the blue devil is around.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    md
    Posts
    2,574
    I hear Tsunami talking poppers works well. So, what cheapo ones you use? Inquiring mind wants to add more more goodies to my inventory.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    NJ Beaches
    Posts
    1
    they are flying outta the water right now, too bad i dont eat them lolol

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    104
    It was too rainy for me yesterday, so I just drove back home to Virginia after my appointments.

    As for cheap lures, I was thinking about using some old keys with a hook and maybe a feather or some soft squiggly plastics. I also have a bucketful of colorful pens acquired at various tech conferences.

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    104
    Is the bite for bluefish slowing down for shore fishing? The boat reports are saying they are moving out of the inlets and bays.

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    40
    Quote Originally Posted by BillHoo View Post
    Is the bite for bluefish slowing down for shore fishing? The boat reports are saying they are moving out of the inlets and bays.
    From my experience, the Bluefish flood into NJ bays in May. Then slowly work their way along the Ocean beachfront late May and early June. Once the water starts to really warm they will then abandon the beachfront and head off shore. Of course, that is just a pattern. Small Blues tend to be along the beachfront all summer. I think you have a solid 2-3 weeks left before the big guys start migrating offshore in earnest.
    No slowdown on success stories here.
    http://njsaltfish.com/index.php/bluefish.html

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    104
    I don't go after the big gators. My preferences are 2 to 5 pound blues as they are good for the pan or grill and less chance of concentrated mercury.

    I have to head up to NJ again next week, so I'll pack my pole again and hope to have a few hours to head to the shore.

    I do miss living in NJ. I was always about 30 minutes from fishable water.

    I don't really trust the Potomac and waters around DC. Saltwater seems to be a 3-4 hour drive anywhere in the state and the beaches are not that great. so I might as well go up to NJ as that is a 3 hour drive from where I live.

    You don't realize the treasure of the Jersey Shore til you don't have it easily available to you!
    Last edited by BillHoo; 06-07-2017 at 11:25 AM.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •